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Using Drop Box with AFP

Conrad McGarry updated July 11, 2014 at 12:59 PM

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  • How can I place files from my computer into another user's drop box?



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Files can be picked up or dropped off using AFP from a Mac anywhere with an internet connection. Files that are placed in the "Public" folder can be viewed by anyone with a web browser. The procedure for this can be found here. However only you, the account owner, can place files there. On the other hand, anyone can write to your "Drop Box" folder but only you, the owner, can view its contents.

How to Place files for another user in their Drop Box


  1. Select "Connect to Server... Connect to Server... " from the "Go Go " menu.

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  2. Type in in "igppnethome.ucsd.edu" igppnethome.ucsd.edu " in the Server Address field:

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  3. Type in your username username and  username and password password . If you do not have an account on on igppnethome igppnethome , then logging in as a guest will suffice.
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  4. Select the the Users Users  volume and press press OK OK .
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  5. A Finder window should open up displaying the home directories of all of the accounts on igppnethome. If not you will see an icon on your desktop titled "Users." Users."
  6. Find the folder of the User who you wish to give the file to. Open it and open their Public Public directory directory.
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  7. Drag and drop any file you wish to leave the user in the "Drop Box Drop Box " folder.
  8. If someone leaves you a file in your "Drop Box Drop Box " folder, you can retrieve it by following following steps 1-5 steps 1-5  making sure to log in to to igppnethome igppnethome with  with your network username and password. For For step 6 step 6 go  go to your own folder and open up the the Public Public  directory. You can now open up up Drop Box Drop Box because  because it is your own folder and you now have the correct permissions. Anything anyone else left you in that folder can now be accessed in this way.

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