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Office of Information Technology (OIT)


Use the Web Interface

Upload Content

There are two ways to upload content using the web interface, the basic upload and the advanced uploadThe basic upload allows you to upload one file at a time.  The advanced upload allows for uploading multiple files and folders through a drag and drop interface.  

Note: there is a 2 GB limit on uploading content through the web interface. For larger files, use either WebDAV or the Xythos drive. For information on using WebDav and Xythos drive, please visit Upload and Download Files.

Using the basic upload

  1. Navigate to the directory in which you wish to upload your file.
  2. Click Upload from the top toolbar.
    NetFiles Upload Icon
  3. Click Browse to locate the file you want to upload. Note: click Add File to upload multiple files. If you need to upload more than a couple files, try using the advanced upload.
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  4. Click Start Upload and your file will be uploaded. 

Using the advanced upload

Note: you will need to have Java version 5 or higher to use this option

  1. Navigate to the directory in which you wish to upload your file.
  2. Click Upload from the top toolbar.
    NetFiles Upload Icon
  3. Click the Advanced Upload link.  Note: Netfiles will remember the last upload option you used so if you last used the Advanced Upload, it will default to this option.
    NetFiles Upload Advanced Options
  4. Drag and drop the files and folders into the upload area
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  5. Click Submit 

Download Content

To download a single file, right click on the file and choose save to desktopOpen in browser will either open the file in your web browser or prompt you to open or save the file, depending on the file type.

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Downloading multiple files

  1. Select the files to download
  2. Click More Actions
  3. Click Save to Zip File

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