Web File System: wfs.pace.edu

The basics of the Internet file management system, wfs.pace.edu, are outlined in this document.  Some of the features of this product are: file sharing and storage, ability for multiple users to read and edit files, and control of user access levels.

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Step-by-Step guide

Getting Started

  1. Go to https://wfs.pace.edu
  2. Click Log in here

  3. Type MyPace username in the Username box
  4. Type MyPace password in the Password box

    Note

    Username and password are the same as the user’s MyPace Portal account (i.e., jdoe) and password.  Problems with a user account should be addressed to the Pace Help Desk at 914-773-3333 or at https://help.pace.edu.

  5. Click OK

The Pace University Web File Storage page displays.

Navigating the WFS Toolbar

Note

The WFS main toolbar default view displays options to Create Folder and Upload.  Once you have  selected a file/folder, additional commands will display on the toolbar.

Option

Description

Create Folder

Create a new folder within your directory.

Upload

Allows you to upload documents into your web file storage space. You can use the drag and drop feature to upload multiple files at one time.

Download

Allows you to download documents from your web file storage space.

Move To

Move selected files to another folder location within the system. Multiple files may be moved at the same time.

Copy To

Copy selected files to another folder location. Multiple files may be copied at the same time.

Delete

Delete selected files and places it into the recycle bin. Remember, in order to permanently delete the file, you have to empty the recycle bin.

Rename

Rename selected file or folder.

Share

Share a selected file or folder with other users.

Open

Open selected file or folder.

 

Within Web File Storage, a breadcrumb of folders visited appears horizontally across the top of the page. To go back up a level in the folder hierarchy, click on folder hyperlink.

Using Files and Folders

Folders are used for file management.  Within wfs.pace.edu, the user can create, move, copy, delete, rename and share folders. 

Creating Folders

  1. Click My Files under Web File Storage in the left Navigation pane                                
  2. Click Create Folder
  3. Type new foldername in the New Folder text box
  4. Click Create Folder

 

Deleting Files/Folders

  1. Clickto place a checkmark next to the file/folder to delete
  2. Click Delete on the Main WFS Toolbar to delete all selected items

    Note

    The deleted file/folder is moved to the Recycle Bin and remains there until the Recycle Bin is emptied.  See Using the Recycle Bin for further information.

Moving Files/Folders

  1. Clickto place a checkmark next to the file/folder to move to another folder
  2. Click Move To on the Main WFS

    The Choose folder to move item(s) to dialog box displays.

  3. Click on folder to move to under My Files


Copying Files/Folders

  1. Clickto place a checkmark next to the file/folder to copy to another folder
  2. Click Copy To on the Main WFS Toolbar

    The Choose folder to copy item(s) to: dialog box displays.

  3. Click on folder to copy to My Files

Renaming Files/Folders

  1. Clickto place a checkmark next to the file/folder to rename
  2. Click Rename on WFS main toolbar
  3. Type new filename in text box and click Rename

Uploading and Downloading Files

Files can be uploaded to or downloaded from the user’s Web File Storage account.

Uploading a File

  1. Navigate to the desired folder
  2. Click Upload on the Main WFS Toolbar to upload file
  3. In the box that appears, drag and drop the files to where it shows Drop files here.
    -or-
    click Select File to select files manually.

    Note

    The drag and drop option is not supported in all browsers.  If your browser does not display the feature, click select file and navigate to the location of your files to upload.

  4. Click next to Action when uploaded file already exists
  5. Select Rename, Overwrite, or Skip
  6. Click Upload
  7. Click Close Window
  8. Select Rename, Overwrite, or Skip
  9. Click Upload
  10. Click Close Window

Downloading a File

  1. Click place a checkmark next to the file/folder to download
  2. Click Download
  3. Click Save

    Using the Recycle Bin

  4. Click the Recycle Bin link located on the bottom/left pane
  5. Click place a checkmark next to the folder or file

Recycle Bin

Within the Recycle Bin additional options display on the main WFS toolbar

 

To empty the Recycle Bin:

  • Click Empty Recycle bin

To delete selected files or folders:

  • Click Delete Selected Item(s)

To restore files/folders from the Recycle Bin:

  • Click Restore Selected Item(s) to Original Location

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