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Macintosh - remote file access to network shares via WebDAV using Cyberduck (open source software)
Setting up the Application:
This document covers how to use Cyberduck a free WebDAV and transfer client on Mac OS X 10.5 and up to transfer files to and from a campus data share with WebDAV enabled.
1. Obtain Cyberduck. This can be done via the Mac App Store if you chose,
2.) Wait for Cyberduck to finish downloading. The .app file will be laced in the download's default location.
3.) Once the download is complete drag the .app file to the applications folder.
4.) If you
5.) Open the application. Upon launching the application it will ask for confirmation of launch. You can say "Open" to this prompt.
6.) With the application
7.) Make sure that the drop down menu in the edit window is set for "WebDAV (HTTP/SSL)". Then fill out the information
8.) For access to your personal share under the more options enter the path with your username.
IF this is for a course share the path will use that courses name. If you do not know the course share name consult your instructor. The share name may also be in your syllabus. In the syllabus it may be written as "smb://fpsb.uwgb.edu/design433_lec1$". Out of that name you will use the "design433_lec1".
9.) After you are
10.) Click the M drive, and enter your password to connect.
11.) If Cyberduck prompts you for security verification click "Continue".
12.) Your share drive, and
Opening a file from a share:
1.) If you wish to open the
2.) Shortly after starting the transfer Cyberduck will show the transfer progress and possibly prompt for security verification. If it needs verification you can select "Continue". The transfer window will also show where the file is being placed on your local Macintosh.
3.) Edit the document, and save your changes. If you wish to then re-upload the document to your UW Green Bay share move to the next section of this document.
Uploading a file to a share:
1.) Locate the file you wish to upload (In this example it will be from the desktop). With the destination file open in Cyberduck simply drag the new document for upload to the Cyberduck window.
2.) Just as with the download Cyberduck will show the transfer progress and possibly prompt for security verification. If it needs verification you can select "Continue".
3.) Once the upload is complete you will see the file progress as done, and the file on your UW Green Bay