File Server Access

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File Server Policy

By using the file server you agree to follow the File Server Policy

Connect From Windows (Not Secure)

  • This is an easy way to connect when inside IGB or campus. This is not a secure connection and it will not work outside campus
  • In Windows 7/10: Click on the Windows Icon in the lower left of your desktop, enter \\file-server.igb.illinois.edu and hit Enter on your keyboard.
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  • Enter your IGB username and password.

Connection Problems

If you are on a computer that is on the UIUC or UOFI domain, make sure you do the following:

  • Put IGB\YourNetID in the Username field
  • Make sure the Domain is listed as IGB
  • Put in your password
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Connect From Windows Using WinSCP (Very Secure)

  • WinSCP allows you to connect to the file-server from anywhere in the world.
  • Download WinSCP installation package from http://winscp.net/eng/download.php#download2 and install it.
  • Once installed Run WinSCP >> enter file-server.igb.illinois.edu for the Host name >> Enter your IGB user name and password and click Login

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  • Once you hit "Login", you should be connected to the file server, as shown below.

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Connect From OSX Using CyberDuck (Very Secure)

  • To download cyberduck go to http://cyberduck.c and click on the large Zip icon to download.
  • Once cyberduck is installed on OSX you may start the program.
  • Click on Open Connection.
  • From the drop down menu at the top of the popup window select SFTP(SSH File Transfer Protocol)

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  • Now in the Server: input box enter file-server.igb.illinois.edu and for Username and password enter your IGB credentials.

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  • Click Connect.
  • You may now drag and drop files in and out of your file server folder.

Connect From OSX (Not Secure)

  • This is an easy way to connect when inside IGB or campus. This is not a secure connection and it will not work outside campus.
  • Click on Go >> Connect to Server... >> type smb://file-server.igb.illinois.edu for the server address and click connect.
  • Select the folder you would like to connect to from the drop down list and click OK
  • Use your IGB username and password and click OK.