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USING NASUNI WEB ACCESS


Nasuni is a Smith-hosted, secure, cloud-based file storage solution that works in conjunction with your H:/ and S:/ Network Drives.


Getting Started

  1. Open a web browser and go to:  https://tardis.smith.edu

  2. In the Nasuni Web Access login screen, enter ad\network username and password.  Do not include "@smith.edu" after your username.

  3. The next page will display your username under the Smith logo and a list of directories. Click the Home folder once or the Shared folder then the folder with your username or the department shared folder. A list of network files and folders will appear that you will recognize as yours or the departments.

  4. By default, folders are listed in alphabetical order, followed by files in alphabetical order.  To sort by date instead, click the Modified column heading.

Downloading Files

The steps required to download a file depend on the browser you are using.

FireFox:
  1. When you click on a file name, Firefox will prompt you to Open or Save the file.  Choose Save, then save the file to your desktop or another location on your hard drive.

  2. If you chose Open instead, the file will open inside an application window (e.g., Microsoft Word). Be sure to immediately save the file to a location on your computer. Until you do, you will be working in a temp file and your edits will not be saved.

  3. If you later wish to upload your edited file back to your network drive, see the uploading section below.
Chrome:
  1. When you click on a file name, Chrome will automatically download the file to your Downloads folder. At the same time, it places a file icon in the download area at the bottom of your Chrome window.

  2. Click on the icon to open the file, or drag it to your desktop to save a copy there.

  3. If you later wish to upload your edited file back to your network drive, see the uploading section below.

Note: If you have installed Google Drive on your desktop, the Chrome Google Apps extension, or the Chrome Microsoft Office extension, the file may open in an associated Google App.

  1. You will see the following statement across the top of the Google App window: Edits will not automatically be saved.  Save now.

  2. Click Save now and save it to your desktop or another location on your hard drive.

  3. If you want to continue working with the document in a Google App, open it in its native application, click File, then Save As Google Doc, Sheet, Presentation.
Internet Explorer:
  1. When you click on a file, you will be prompted to Open, Save, or Save As.

  2. We recommend choosing Save or Save as and saving the file to your desktop or another location on your hard drive before you begin editing.

  3. If you choose Open, your file will open as a temp file and any changes you make will not be saved automatically. Be sure to save the file to a location on your computer before you begin editing.

  4. If you later wish to upload your edited file back to your network drive, see the uploading section below.
Safari:

When you click on a file name, a copy will automatically be downloaded to your Downloads folder. If you later wish to upload your edited file back to your network drive, see the uploading section below.


Uploading a new or revised file to your network drive
  1. Click the upload icon (page with a plus sign) on the top right of your directory listing. 

  2. Click the Choose Files button to select one or more files using Windows Explorer. Firefox and Chrome users can upload file(s) using drag-and-drop.

  3. If the file you are uploading does not already exist on your network drive, you will see a window show the upload was successful by placing a check mark at the end of the file name.

  4. If a file with the same name already exists on your network drive, note that Nasuni will not allow you to upload the file.

  5. Instead, you must either:

    • Rename the file before you upload it, OR

    • Delete the version on your network drive before you upload your edited version. 

Deleting a file on your network drive
  1. Click the information icon at the end of a file name.

  2. From the File Info column, click the trashcan (Delete Item) icon.

  3. When asked to confirm the deletion, click Delete file.

Accessing older versions of your files
  1. Click the information icon at the end of a file name.

  2. Under the Previous Versions area, click the View Versions button.

  3. If the system finds a previous version and you wish to download it to your computer, click on the previous version.

Logging out of Nasuni Web Access

When you are finished accessing your files, be sure to log out.  Click your username in the upper right corner, then choose Logout from the drop-down menu.


Using the Nasuni app on mobile devices

Take advantage of the free Nasuni app for your mobile devices. With the Nasuni app, you can:

  • Mark files as favorites for offline viewing
  • Read, delete, and upload files
  • Share files with coworkers via a hyperlink or as an email attachment
  • Access the file version history
How do I get the Nasuni app for my device?
  • iPad and iPhone: Download the Nasuni app from the Apple App Store.

  • Android: Download the Nasuni app from the Play Google Store.

  • Windows mobile: Unfortunately there is not yet a Nasuni app for your device. Instead, open a browser on your device and use the Nasuni web interface as described above.
Setting up your Nasuni app
  1. Open the app.

  2. Enter the following information on the log-in screen:

    1. Domain\username: ad\network username (do not include @smith.edu)
    2. Password field: your network password
    3. Hostname field: tardis.smith.edu or tardis.ad.smith.edu
    4. Port field: 443

  3. Activate Keep me logged in, if you wish to stay logged in.

  4. Tap Log In.

  5. Your Nasuni drives will be displayed: Academic, Home and Shared.  Tap the Home drive.

  6. Tap once on the folder with your username.

  7. You will see a list of your network files and folders in alphabetical order.  Tap any file to display a preview. (Note that you can only preview files; the Nasuni app does not have an editing feature.)

  8. After you have successfully logged in, you may wish to save your settings and create a 4-digit passcode to streamline accessing your account:

    1. Tap the Settings command.

    2. Activate Stay Logged In.

    3. Activate the Use Passcode.

    4. At the Enter Your New Passcode prompt, enter a 4-digit passcode using the keypad provided. 

    5. At the Re-enter Your Passcode prompt, re-enter your passcode.

    6. The success screen will appear. 

    7. The next time you access the Nasuni app on your device, enter the 4-digit passcode instead of your longer network password.

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