How to use Webfiles

Summary: The Webfiles system is used by faculty, staff & graduate students to securely host and share files. These files can easily be shared with other Webfiles users or with the general public by way of a ticketing system. The server is hosted on-campus (it is not cloud-based) and storage capacity is capped at 2GB per user.

Please Note: Webfiles has been upgraded recently. Along with significant improvements, there are noticeable changes to the user interface. You can review the differences at Feature Comparison for Webfiles v7

How do I share files with colleagues outside UCI?
The best way to share a file with anyone is by creating a ticket. Once created, it will generate a unique URL that you can then share via email. Tickets have the added bonus in that they can be set to expire.

Learn how to create tickets here (under the heading “Share files or directories with specific non-UCI individuals.”) On that page, you’ll see lots of other great tips on how to use Webfiles.

Normally, I access Webfiles through my browser. Can I access Webfiles from my desktop, too?
Yes, it’s possible to mount your Webfiles directories on a PC or Mac as a shared drive using WebDAV, a protocol which allows you to edit remote files on a web server right from your computer. Here’s how.

Other common questions:

I’ve tried everything else, and I’m still having problems.
If you’re still having trouble, feel free to open a ticket. When doing so, please provide the following:

Your full name
Your UCInetID (the first part of your email address, not your ID number)
A detailed description of the issue

Failure to provide this information will delay our response.

Return to the OIT Help Center.

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