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How do I Upload Files to My Student Web Folder?


How do I upload files to my Student Web Folder?


All faculty, staff and students have the ability to upload files, and make changes to their Web Folder.

For Windows Computers:

  1. Open File Explorer and go to "This PC" or "Computer"

    Click on This PC or Computer in the File Explorer
  2. Right click on the white space and click "Add a network location"

    Right click on the white space and click add a network location
  3. When the Add Network Location Wizard loads, click Next
  4. Select "Choose a custom network location", and click Next
  5. In the Internet address box type and click Next

    Type and click Next
  6. Uncheck "Log on anonymously" then enter your username(without

    Uncheck log on anonymously and enter your username
  7. Click Next
  8. Enter a name for the network and click Next
  9. Click Finish
  10. Your first time accessing the folder will bring up the following login window, enter your e-mail password and open the folder!

    Enter your e-mail password in the login prompt
  11. To save files to the web folder, simply drag them into the folder, or copy and paste


  1. Click the Start button then 'Run' or search for the 'Run' launcher
  2. Type in \\uncwstudent\WWW\your-account where your-account is your UNCW username (abc1234)
  3. Your folder should open. Drag files to this folder.

For Macintosh OS Computers:

  1. In the Finder, Click on the Go menu, and then 'Connect to Server'

    Open Finder, navigate to the Go Menu at the top, then select "Connect to Server"
  2. Type in smb:// and click Connect 

    Type in the server address "smb:// " (abc1234)
  3. Authenticate with your UNCW username and password
  4. If your folder does not open directly to your web folder continue;
  5. Click on the 'people' folder
  6. Locate the folder named with your UNCW username and click on it
  7. Drag files to this folder to upload them to your web site.

To Upload Files from Off Campus:

  1. Connect to the UNCW network via VPN
  2. For Windows VPN click here. For Mac VPN click here.
  3. Follow the instructions for your operating system above

If you are on Windows, you can also use FTP with Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the IE web browser.
  2. In the address bar type:
  3. You will be prompted for your username (abc1234) and password (e-mail password)
  4. On the following page click Page dropdown in the right corner of the IE browser
  5. Select Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer
  6. You will then be prompted to log in again.
  7. You can now use this window like it was a folder on your computer.

If you need further assistance, please contact the TAC at 910-962-4357, or submit a service request.


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