File services are provided for Personal, Course, Departmental, and Research uses. To access these shares, follow the instructions below for Macintosh, Windows and Linux operating systems.

Selected software is also available via this resource and is documented here.

These file services are only available using on-campus wired connections, Colby Access WiFi, or via a VPN connection.

If you need a course folder you may do so via this link .

For assistance, please contact the ITS Support Center at support@colby.edu or ext. 4222.

 

Accessing Courses, Departments, Personal, Research, or Software Folders—Windows 10

  • From the desktop, click on the Windows Flag

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  • Then type \\filer.colby.edu and press enter.

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  • If you have trouble connecting make sure you are connected to the Colby VNP.
  • If prompted, type your Colby username (Colby e-mail with @colby.edu) and your password
  • A window will appear with Courses, Departments, Personal and Software folders

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  • Double click on the folder you want to access
    • Note: Please follow the specific installation instructions in the Read Me file
    • For instructions on mapping a network drive, click here
    • Personal Folders must be requested by emailing the ITS Support Center at support@colby.edu for access.

Accessing Courses, Departments, Personal, Research, or Software Folders—Windows 8 

  • From the main menu, click on the arrow in the bottom left corner to open the apps window
  • Open the “Run” application
  • In the “Open:” window, type “\\filer.colby.edu” or “\\filer” – either will work and click OK
  • In the dialogue box, type your Colby username (Colby e-mail with @colby.edu) and your password
  • A window will appear with the Courses, Departments and Software folders
  • Double click on the folder you want to access
    • Note: Please follow the specific installation instructions in the Read Me file
    • For instructions on mapping a network drive, click here
    • Personal Folders must be requested by emailing the ITS Support Center at support@colby.edu for access

Accessing Courses, Department, Personal, Research, or Software Folders—Windows 7 

  • Click on Start Button
  • Type \\filer.colby.edu

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  • If you have trouble connecting make sure you are connected to the Colby VNP.
  • If prompted, type your Colby username (Colby e-mail with @colby.edu) and your password
  • A Window will appear with Courses, Departments, Personal and Software folders
  • Double click on the folder you want to access
    • Note: Please follow the specific installation instructions in the Read Me file
    • For instructions on mapping a network drive, click here
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Accessing Courses, Departments, Personal, Research, or Software Folders—Macintosh – Mac OS X 10.x.x

  • In the Menu Bar select the Go menu > Connect to Server…

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  • Enter smb://filer.colby.edu/ in the Server Address: field

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  • Type your Colby username (Colby e-mail without @colby.edu) and your password
  • A window will appear with any folders you have access to

 

  • Double click on the folder you want to access
    • Note: Please follow the specific installation instructions in the Read Me file
    • For instructions on mapping a network drive, click here
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Linux Access (limited support for this function)

At the command line: smbclient \\filer\personal -k