The online file storage tool, NetFiles has been upgraded to version 7. The upgrade includes several new features and improved functionality in a new, easier-to-use interface.
New features include:
- A new share feature that makes it easier to share files;
- Advanced upload feature that allows for uploading multiple files or entire folders at once with drag-and-drop;
- LDAP groups that allow IT staff to manage groups for departments and colleges;
- Users no longer need to sign up to use NetFiles.
However, if you had the link to the previous version of NetFiles bookmarked, that link no longer will work. The bookmark to the old version would look like this:
If you follow this old bookmark and log in to NetFiles, you will come to a blank screen and it will appear that you have no files in your NetFiles account. The solution is simply to enter the URL http://netfiles.umn.edu in a your browser window and re-bookmark the page. Please be assured that all of your files are there, and will appear once you have created a new bookmark to the NetFiles site.
Some users create a "ticket" in order to share documents in NetFiles. This ticket creates a URL/link providing people access to a file or folder stored in NetFiles. Password-protected tickets will not work after the upgrade and will need to be recreated, which is easier with the new share feature.
Additionally, it is not necessary to have a new Xythos drive to access Netfiles after the upgrade.
An introductory video is available on the Technology Training website.