Home and Shared Network Drives


Home and Shared Network Drives: myfiles.adams.edu – ASU File Server

myfiles.adams.edu is the ASU file server. The file server is backed up every evening. Computing Services does not automatically back up local workstations, so we highly recommend storing important or mission critical files on the file server.

All employee and student computers automatically map the home and shared drives when you log in. Click on Start > Computer to see mapped drives.

Both the Home and Shared drives are backed up every evening. If the files are important to you or to the function of the institution we highly recommend storing them on the shared drive.


Did you know that you can access backed up copies of your files without calling Computing Services? We've made it easy!

Remotely Accessing myfiles.adams.edu

Web Interface

Did you know that you can access your home directory from anywhere through a web browser? Adams State has a system that allows remote login so you can access your files stored on our network! All you have to do is go to https://myfiles.adams.edu and log in with your student or staff account. myfiles.adams.edu (we will just call it "MyFiles") has built in features that make uploading, downloading and editing your files easy. MyFiles has many useful features and there is a lot to it, below are some walkthroughs of some of those useful features.

The Basics

Lets start by going over the user interface. Go to https://myfiles.adams.edu and log in with your student or employee Adams State account.

The MyFiles user interface is designed to look a lot like the folder structure on most computers. The files and folders that are on this page are the same that you would find if you logged into a lab computer with your student credentials. Staff and faculty will also have access to their shared directories through this interface. You can open folders and check files just like you would if these were files directly on your computer. Certain directories will take longer to load depending on the size of the contents in the folder you are opening. If you have a staff or workstudy account and you want to see shared directories that you have access to, you can switch directories by clicking in the upper left corner and switching "home" to "shared"

There are multiple functions available once you are in the user interface.

Share Button

The share function allows users to distribute links so that other users can access files via download hyperlinks. When the desired folder is highlighted, right click and select the "share" button. The next window will allow you to set how long the link is active, download limits and even a password for the file. Clicking "Generate" will give you a web link that you can email to friends or colleagues as well as giving you the option to stop sharing.

Computing Services strongly recommends password protecting and expiring your downloads.

FTP Access

Using Filezilla to remotely access Myfiles.adams.edu You can access Myfiles.adams.edu from any location using Secure FTP.  Computing Services recommends Filezilla. You can download it here:https://filezilla-project.org/

Mobile Application: Pydio

For Android: Download the app from the Google Play store

For iOS: Download the app from the App Store

When you open the app for the first time, you will get a screen asking for set up information.


1. https:// is selected.

2. Server URL: myfiles.adams.edu

3. Server Name: myfiles.adams.edu

4. Username: Username that you login to the computer with

5. Password: Password that you login to the computer with

6. SSL: Trust self-signed certificate is checked.

7. You will now see the server list with the server you just created. Before accessing the server, click Preferences on the bottom right.

8. Adams State requires employee with sensitive institutional data to encrypt their devices. In order to insure information integrity is by encrypting your connection to the sever. This is done by setting up a Security Pin. This is done through the Preferences menu. When you click to enable, you will be prompted to set a new security pin.

9. After setting up you pin, go back to the server list and click on the myfiles.adams.edu server.

You now have access to your Home and Shared directories.