Step 8: Using FileBrowser to connect to the Udrive.
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FileBrowser is an App that allows you to view files that you have on the UDRIVE server.
On a desktop or laptop, you usually need to map each network share separately. This is usually seen as multiple connections to the same server.
FileBrowser works a little differently. With this App, you connect to the UDRIVE server and are authenticated once. Once the initial connection is done, you add each subsequent share as a separate folder of the same connection.
If you are on the CSUN campus and connected to the csun_wpa2 wireless network, you only need to launch FileBrowser. However, if you are connected to any other wireless network, you will first need to launch the VPN client (see Step 10) before you launch FileBrowser.
When you first launch FileBrowser, you will see some folders under the Local Files header (down the left side of the screen). To have access to your shared files, you will need to set up a connection to the UDRIVE remote server.
Across the top of the screen, first tap on the “+” next to Machines (Fig. 54) in order to add a new connection.
You will see the New Machine screen (Fig. 55).
For Name or Address, type \\udrive.csun.edu (Fig. 56).
Turn on the switch to Show More Settings (Fig. 57).
For Display Name, type in udrive (or something more descriptive to you).
For User Name, tap on Edit and type csun\UserID – where UserID is your account name (same as in Fig. 12).
For Password, type in your password (same as in Fig. 12).
Next, turn on the switch for Show Advanced Settings (Fig. 58).
In this section, verify that the switches are turned on or off as displayed -- all ON except for NetBIOS which is OFF (Fig. 59). Disregard any informational messages.
When finished, tap on Done and Save as needed until your new connection is listed under “Remote Files.”
Tap on the new connection. You should now see your personal UDRIVE folder listed on the right. (You may see other folders (netlogon and profiles) listed.) Since these will not be accessible, please ignore them. The “>” to the far right means that there are additional files or sub-folders available.
At this point, you can “map” additional folders. To do this, tap on Add Share (Fig. 60) which can be found in the upper right-hand corner.
When prompted, type the name of the additional UDRIVE folder you are authorized for. (For example, if you normally map \\udrive\business, only type business). Repeat as needed.
To close the connection, tap on the connection icon (Fig. 61) located in the lower right-hand corner.
Last Reviewed: November 14, 2011