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Tour the MyFiles@bc Web Application

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The MyFiles@bc Web application is organized to help you easily navigate throughout your MyFiles@bc account. Once you sign in to your account (www.bc.edu/myfiles), you see your home directory's contents. Here is an example of what MyFiles@bc looks like the first time you log in (see Figure 1):

MyFiles toolbar
Figure 1

Once you are signed in to your account, you can upload files to your MyFiles@bc account. (Learn how to upload files to your MyFiles@bc account.) Once files are uploaded to your MyFiles@bc account, you can work directly with the files listed or navigate to other folders using the header or the navigation toolbar. Here is an example of what MyFiles@bc looks like after you have uploaded files to your account (see Figure 2):

uploaded files into MyFiles
Figure 2

Learn more about the following MyFiles@bc Web application sections:


 

Header

The header of MyFiles@bc displays basic information and navigation tools (see Figure 3).Myfiles navigation tools
Figure 3

The following table lists and describes the links in the header.

 

Header Links

home screen
Returns you to your main MyFiles@bc page.
setup settings

Allows you to update your MyFiles@bc settings, including User Information, Email Settings, and adding or removing Toolbar buttons.

help site

Go to the Help Site support pages for MyFiles@bc.

logout button
Log off MyFiles@bc.

 

 

Toolbar

Use the toolbar to manage your folders and files (see Figure 4).myfiles folders
Figure 4

The following table lists and describes the navigation toolbar options:

Toolbar Button

Function

bookmarks
Bookmarks and Saved Searches: Expands a list of any bookmarked folders and saved searches you have.
up level
Up: Move up one level higher in the folder hierarchy.
refresh icon
Refresh: Refresh your current folder listing.
manage access
Manage: Access folder functions including Permissions, Tickets, and Comments.
shortcut

Create a Shortcut: Create a shortcut which will display under your Bookmarks and Saved Searches.

copy file
Copy: Copy a file.
move file
Move: Move a file.
delete file
Delete: Delete a file.
rename icon
Rename: Rename a file.
share file
Share: Share your files or folders with other users.
email file
Email: Email a link to a file or folder to another person.
tag keywords
Tag: Add searchable keywords to files.
upload file
Upload: Upload or move a file from your computer to your MyFiles@bc space.
new folder
New folder: Create a new folder in your MyFiles@bc space.
web folder
Launch Web Folder: Create a Web folder to access your files (only available using Windows and Internet Explorer).
view data
View: Configure the columns of viewable data in your MyFiles@bc display.

 

Your MyFiles@bc account contents

The contents of your MyFiles@bc account are shown in the main part of the page. Each file or folder is listed on a separate row that contains the item's name, information on whether the file/folder is shared, date it was last modified, size, and tags. For folders, the size represents the total size of all files within that folder, including subfolders.

Here is an example of the contents of a MyFiles@bc account (see Figure 5):example of MyFiles folders
Figure 5

Within the contents of your MyFiles@bc account, learn about:

 

Sorting your files and folders

You can sort your files and folders by name, date of last modification, or size.

  • To sort your files and folders in ascending order, click the Name, Shared With, Date Last Modified, Size, or Tags column title (see Figure 6).
  • To sort your files and folders in descending order, click the Name, Shared With, Date Last Modified, Size, or Tags column title again (see Figure 6). sorting folders and files
    Figure 6

 

Your current folder path and refreshing your folder listing

The current folder path is located directly above the contents of your MyFiles@bc account (see Figure 7). Use this to verify the location of the current folder and to navigate to parent folders.

Click refresh page to refresh your current folder listing.

folder path
Figure 7

 

Your total size and quota

The bottom of the screen shows the quota in a gray bar (see Figure 8):

  • Total Size - The total size of all your files and folders, including each subfolder's contents.
    Note: Items in your trash count against your quota.
  • Quota - The maximum amount that can be saved in this folder. Learn more about folder quotas. If this is your home folder, this quota is the maximum amount that can be saved in your MyFiles@bc account. total size and storage quota
    Figure 8

 

Selecting and deselecting all files and folders

You can select and deselect all of the files and folders currently displayed by clicking the box to the left of the Name column title (see Figure 9):

select and deselect contents
Figure 9


Learn how to use some of the basic functions in the MyFiles@bc Web application: