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macOS - Remote File Access using Cyberduck

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

***Only course shares can be accessed using Cyberduck.***
***Faculty and staff accessing network drives should use VPN and map their network drives.  See the KBs below.***

Setting up the application: 

1. Download Cyberduck from


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

Drag from Downloads to Applications

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

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

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. (Note that Open Connection will not get you all the options you need.)


7. Select WebDAV (HTTPS) from the first dropdown.  The nickname can be whatever is useful to you.  Server will be "".  Username is your UWGB email address and password is your UWGB password.  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.  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. 
 Fill in information

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

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

Opening a file from a share: 
1. Double-tap a file to download and view it. 
Cyberduck download

2. Cyberduck will show when the download is complete.
Cyberduck progress

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

Uploading a file to a share: 
1. In Cyberduck, open the folder in the share where you want the file to be saved.  Then, tap and drag the file from your computer to the Cyberduck window. 
Drag and drop

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

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

Keywords:cyber duck mac os web dav webdav drive drives mdrive fpsb data share shares files ftp sftp   Doc ID:33351
Owner:Ryan L.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2013-09-12 19:52 CDTUpdated:2020-12-18 12:44 CDT
Sites:UW Green Bay
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