Fetch General (MAC)
This document will help explain how to transfer files from a computer in your apartment or dorm room to your network account and vise versa. This storage area is separate from your GVSU e-mail/Interet account. Files stored on your Novell account as shown below are NOT accessible as web pages nor will they be available if you Telnet to ftp.novell.gvsu.edu.
First, you must have a computer that is connected to the internet and have an FTP client installed (these instructions are written for the popular Macintosh client called Fetch, but the instructions will also help if you're using a different client.) Second, you must know your login and password for your GVSU email/network account (often called the "GVSU login".) Finally, you need to know the name and location of the file that you want to transfer.
- Note: These procedures are required only from off-campus. If you are in one of GVSU's computer labs, you'll have access to your files as soon as you log into the network.
Immediately after opening Fetch, a dialog box appears entitled "New Connection..." (if it doesn't appear, select the "File..." menu and choose "New Connection...".) Enter the following information (you may need to clear out some existing information.) In a moment we'll ask the computer to remember the settings so that in the future you don't have to enter them each time.
|User ID:||.smithj.s.student (type your user id here; instructions follow)|
|Password:||(your password here)|
- Note: You need to know your "GVSU login" to type in your user id. You MUST type your user id exactly as shown with all periods or it will not work. Your user id will be of the form:
Example: John Smith would be: .smithj.s.student
After entering the information, click on the "OK" button to connect to your network directory. Create a "shortcut" to your network directory by selecting the "Configure" menu and choosing "New Shortcut...". Type "GVSU Network" in the "Name" field. Click "OK" to save the settings. In the future, when you're logging onto the system with the "New Connection..." dialog, you can quickly find the profile by clicking on the "Shortcuts" button and selecting the item "GVSU Network."
Once you're logged in, the window lists the files in your network directory. You can now upload files (move them from your computer to your network directory) and download files (move them from your network directory to your local computer.)
- Note: If you see gibberish listed like "RWCEAFM" instead of your file names, choose the current directory from the directory pop-up menu above the file list. Fetch will redisplay the directory information, using a different format.
You can move to a different network directory and work with those files by:
- Double-clicking on a folder icon or name from the list
- Clicking on the directory name above the list of file names and choosing a new directory
- Selecting the "Directories..." menu, choosing "Change Directory", then typing a new path
Here are instructions on how to do some common actions:
- Move a file into the network directory: drag a file icon from the hard drive or diskette into the Fetch window
- Move a file from the network directory to the hard drive or diskette: drag the file's name from the Fetch window to the hard drive or folder
- Delete a file on the network directory: drag the file's name to the trash can
- Rename a file on the network directory: select the "Remote" menu, then "Rename File or Folder..."
- Create a new folder: select "Directories..." menu, then "Create New Folder"
In general, treat the list of files on the network directory as a normal Macintosh folder... drag files to and from the listing to folders on the local computer. Or, select a file's name and choose an action from the menus on the menu bar. To copy or delete multiple files at once, first select them by clicking on their names while pressing the COMMAND/APPLE key.
Page last modified February 17, 2009