Using remote files
Connecting Using Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Open Internet Explorer, and in the address bar type https://remotefiles.adelaide.edu.au
- A security alert similar to the one below may appear. You must click "Yes" in order for the application to work correctly
The conditions that are presented vary from version to version of Internet Explorer. Later versions of Internet Explorer will display a yellow bar under the address bar
- The application will prompt you with a "Remote Desktop Security Warning" dialog. In order for files to be shared between your desktop computer and the remote server, the 'Connect your local disk drives to the remote computer' option must be checked, as below.
- A login dialogue will now appear. Enter the username and password. This is the same user name and password you use to login to a computer on campus.
- This completes the login process and you will be presented with the remote files window.
- For more information regarding general usage of the system, refer to 'Using Remote Files'.
Connecting Using Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox, in the address bar type: https://remotefiles.adelaide.edu.au
- A login screen will appear. Enter the username and password. This is the same user name and password you use to login to a computer on campus.
- After a successful login you will see a box with the title 'Available Applications'. Click on 'Remote Files Access'
- Your browser will then proceed to run the "Java runtime environment"; you should allow it to install. You must have the latest version of the Java runtime environment for Firefox. This can be downloaded from http://www.java.com/en/download
- You will be presented with several warning dialogues regarding security certificates for the application. You must click "yes" to all of these warnings in order for the application to install.
- If successful, the application will launch, presenting you with an interactive remote desktop session within your browser.
Using Remote Files
- To begin click on the "START" button and select "My computer".
- A window will open with all accessible drives.
Explanation of drives under Internet Explorer
The drive letters under Network Drives match what they are when you are logged into a standard student lab.
- U:\ (or V:\) is your home drive.
- L:\ is the shared drive (students).
- S:\ is the shared drive (staff).
- P:\ is the software drive (students only).
The drive letters under Other will match the drive letters on your local computer.
- C:\ is your local computers hard drive
- D:\ may be a secondary drive on your local computer such as a CDROM or another hard drive.
- F:\ or H:\ may be a USB thumb drive.
Explanation of drives under Firefox
- H: is the local drive on your computer, C:\
- U: (or V:) is your home drive.
- L: is the shared drive (students).
- S: is the shared drive (staff).
- P: is the software drive (students only).
Copying files between drives
- Navigate to the file you wish to copy.
- Right click and select "copy to folder"
- Navigate to the location you want to copy the file to.
- Right click and select paste. This file will be copied to the folder selected.
- Alternatively you can click and drag the file as you would on a standard windows computer. Please note the right click menus are disabled.
This process is exactly the same process used if you were copying a file from your U:\ drive on a standard University desktop to your USB drive or a floppy disk.
- Remote Files has some limited document viewers built in.
- You cannot edit documents or print using Remote Files.
- The following viewers are available for their corresponding documents.
- Image Viewer
- To view a file double click on the file and the document will open in the associated viewer.
- When you are finished using Remote Files you must logoff rather than just closing the browser window or web page.
- Select START -> Logoff
- The logoff process will occur and your browser window will close.
- To complete logging off in Firefox an extra step needs to occur.
- Select the Log Off button on the Applications screen.