Using File Servers - Windows

Connecting to Middfiles Using a Windows Computer

  1. Requires an Ethernet or "MiddleburyCollege" Wi-Fi connection. If you are off-campus, you will have to connect to VPN before continuing or use Nasuni for browser-based access.
  2. Right-click on the Start button and select File Explorer; then right-click on "This PC" ( for Windows 11 machines click 'Show more options').
  3. Select Map Network Drive from the pop-up menu. The "Map Network Drive" window opens.
  4. In the "Drive" drop-down list, select an unused drive letter.
  5. In the "Folder" field type \\\middfiles
  6. To reconnect to the server each time you start your computer, click to check "Reconnect at login". This is helpful if you will use the file server on a regular basis.
  7. You can elect to connect using a different username than your own. If you are using a personally owned computer, you must do the following.
    1. Click "Connect using different credentials". The "Connect As" dialog box opens.
    2. In the "User name" field, type your College username in MIDD\username format or use your full email address.
    3. In the "Password" field, type the password for the desired account.
    4. Click OK. The "Connect As" dialog box closes.
  8. Click Finish.

Mapping a network drive creates a connection between your computer and the file server. Then you can move files back and forth to the network just like you would with a USB flash drive or other storage media.

* For Monterey the path to miisfiles: \\\miisfiles

  • Note: Usually you would only need to connect to the Middfiles server at the address above. For some specialized cases (large media files, departmental research, application-specific data that is shared for analysis) we support additional servers. To connect to a file server other than middfiles you will need to modify the steps slightly. In the instructions above, replace middfiles with the name of the shared folder. For example, if you wanted to connect to the "gis" folder on middcloud, you'd need to use the following format:


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