Web-based File Sharing

Network & Academic Computing Services is proud to announce our new Webfiles service. Webfiles enables UCI faculty and staff to share electronic information (files) among themselves and with their non-UCI colleagues using a familiar Web interface. You can maintain your file storage via Web browser or by creating a folder (directory) on your desktop Windows, Macintosh, or Unix system using the “WebDAV” protocol. You can also create a “ticket” that can be e-mailed to allow conditional access to files by others.

To begin using Webfiles, visit http://webfiles.uci.edu and select the “Create new account” link. An e-mail message will be sent to your UCI address containing a Webfiles ticket to create your account. Click on the link in the e-mail message (or cut and paste it into your browser) to create your account, and you can then access 1 Gigabyte of shareable file space using your UCInetID and password.

Webfiles enables you to set access permissions, including making files public, available only to UCI affiliates, available only to a group you define, or available to no one except when you e-mail someone a ticket.

One good use for Webfiles is in place of large e-mail attachments. You will find detailed instructions on the various Webfiles features on the Webfiles home page or at http://www.nacs.uci.edu/webfiles/docs/documentation.html

Please be mindful of UCI policies and Copyright Law when choosing what materials to share on this service. Also, please do not use the WebDAV option except on a system you have exclusive control over.

Please direct your comments and questions to the NACS Response Center (824-2222, nacs@uci.edu).