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Set Up a Web folder on Windows 7 and Windows Vista

myfiles@bc

In addition to working with files through a web browser, you can also create a web folder on your computer. This allows you to easily drag files into a folder on your computer that represents your space on the MyFiles@bc server.

If you create a web folder on your Windows computer for your MyFiles@bc space, you can:

  • Use MyFiles@bc files and folders just like local files and folders on your computer. Save, open, and delete files from your MyFiles@bc web folder through most applications, such as Word or Excel, just as you would do with files or folders on your computer — instead you are saving to your MyFiles@bc space.
  • Drag and drop files or cut and paste them directly into your MyFiles@bc web folder within Windows.

Note: You cannot set up sharing of files or folders through the web folder. If you want to share files or folders, learn how to use the web application to set up sharing

Creating a web folder to your MyFiles@bc space 

Important:

  • For security reasons, we do not recommend creating a web folder for your MyFiles@bc space if you are on a shared or public computer.
  • For instruction on creating a web folder on Mac OS X read how to create a web folder using Mac OS X.

 

  1. Click the Start menu and select Computer (see Figure 1).
    start menu
    Figure 1

  2. Right-click in the right area of the window and select Add a Network Location from the list (see Figure 2).
    add a network location
    Figure 2.

    The Add a Network Location wizard appears.

  3. Click Next (see Figure 3).
    add network location wizard
    Figure 3.

  4. Select Choose a custom network location then click Next (see Figure 4).
    Choose a custom network location
    Figure 4
  5. Type in the address of your MyFiles@bc space, https://wfs.bc.edu/username (see Figure 5).
    Type the  path to your MyFiles@bc folder
    Figure 5

  6. Enter your BC username and password, click OK, then click Next (see Figure 6).
    Enter username and password
    Figure 6.
  7. Type a name for your web folder, then click Next (see Figure 7).
    Name your web folder
    Figure 7.
  8. Click Finish to complete the wizard (see Figure 8).
    Click finish
    Figure 8.