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macOS - Remote File Access using Cyberduck

This document details how to use Cyberduck to transfer files to and from a campus webdav-enabled network share.

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Setting up the Application
Opening a File from a Share
Uploading a File to a Share

***NOTE: Only course shares can be accessed using Cyberduck.***

***NOTE: Faculty and staff accessing network drives should use VPN and map their network drives.***

Setting up the Application

1. Download Cyberduck from


2. Drag the Cyberduck application from Downloads to the Applications folder to install. 

Screenshot of Dragging from Downloads to Applications

3. Open the Cyberduck application from your Applications in Finder.

Screenshot of Applications Folder

4. Upon launching the application, it will ask for confirmation of launch. Select "Open."

Screenshot of App Downloaded from the Internet

5. Cyberduck will ask to be the default application for FTP and SFTP locations. It's not necessary to change it. 


6. With the application open, select the plus sign in the lower left hand corner.

Screenshot of Cyberduck Home Screen

7. In the following screen:

        1. Select WebDAV (HTTPS) from the dropdown.

        2. Nickname: Enter in a nickname that can be whatever is useful to you. 

        3. Server: Enter in ""

        4. Username: Enter in your UWGB email address.

        5. Password: Enter in your UWGB password. 

        6. Path is the course share name, which you will obtain from your instructor. If there is a $ at the end of course share name, you need to omit it. 

        ***NOTE: For example, if the drive is normally connected in the lab with "smb://$" then you will type "/Design332_lec1" for the path. ***

After you are done, you can close the window to save your changes. 

 Screenshot of Filling in Connection in Cyberduck

8. Double-click the share in Cyberduck to open it. 

Screenshot of Open Share

9. Your shared drive and its contents will now be present. You can open any file and view its content.

Screenshot of Cyberduck File Share

Opening a File from a Share 

1. Double-tap a file to download and view it. 

Screenshot of Cyberduck File Share

2. Cyberduck will show when the download is complete.

Screenshot of Transfer Screen

3. Files will download to your Downloads folder by default.  You can view and edit the file from there. 

Screenshot of Downloads Folder

Uploading a File to a Share

1. In Cyberduck, open the folder in the share where you want the file to be saved.

2. Tap and drag the file from your computer to the Cyberduck window. 

Screenshot of File Drag in Downloads Folder

2. A transfer window will show when the upload is complete.

Screenshot of Transfer Window

3. Once the upload is complete, you will see your file in Cyberduck.

Screenshot of File Share Upload

Keywordscyber, duck, mac, os, web, dav, webdav, drive, drives, mdrive, fpsb, data, share, shares, files, ftp, sftp   Doc ID33351
OwnerRyan L.GroupUW Green Bay
Created2013-09-12 19:52:49Updated2022-11-18 12:04:45
SitesUW Green Bay
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