Connecting to Middfiles or Miisfiles

Middfiles is the home of classes folders, where students and faculty on the Middlebury campus can share files with each other. Departmental shared folders reside on Middfiles as well. More info is available about the contents and structure of Middfiles.
 
Miisfiles houses a Departments folder where some work groups on the Monterey campus store shared files.

To connect to Middfiles / Miisfiles when using the Middlebury network (wired or wireless) on either campus, follow the instructions appropriate to your operating system:

If you're off-campus, you'll need to use a VPN connection or one of our other options for off-campus access.

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Wed 7/6/22 1:59 PM
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Tue 11/14/23 9:52 AM

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On-campus (or VPN) access to Middfiles, Miisfiles, and Papercut printing servers as well as remote desktop connections require a device's network configuration have network access to those resources. Operating system features and/or changes to network settings may interfere with those connections. This article addresses some of the known issues and fixes.
If user is on MacOS, change connection string to smb://middfiles.middlebury.edu instead of cifs://
Add user to VPNMTU group, and have user "refresh connection" on global protect app.
If connection issues still exists, make changes to turn of multichannel smb:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212277
Also make this change to SMB browsing:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208209
How to use course folders on MiddFiles
This page has specific instructions for connecting to and using Middlebury file servers (middfiles and miisfiles) in the Macintosh OSX operating system.
This page has specific instructions for connecting to and using Middlebury file servers (middfiles and miisfiles) using the Windows operating system.
Cloud storage services such as Microsoft OneDrive (and SharePoint) or Google Drive (and Shared Drives) are commonly used instead of Middlebury file servers.