Using MyWhartonDrive (Y:)

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This article provides information on how to navigate and utilize your MyWhartonDrive (Y:).

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Access MyWhartonDrive (Y:) on Public Computers

MyWhartonDrive (Y:) is accessible from the networked computers in Huntsman Hall or over the web.

  1. Log into SPIKE
  2. Choose the MyWhartonDrive (Y:) link on the left to connect to the web interface

You can also navigate directly to the drive by pointing your browser to https://mywhartondrive.wharton.upenn.edu/, and logging in with either your Wharton or Penn credentials:

  • your Wharton username and password, OR
  • yourpennkey@upenn.edu , and your PennKey password

Saving Copies of your Files

Your Y: drive will be available to you while you are a student. It's a good practice to periodically save copies of information you want to keep. When you leave Wharton, your Y: drive will be removed, so make sure to save any information you want to keep before then.

  1. Follow the directions above to access your MyWhartonDrive (Y:)
  2. Select the files you want to download.
  3. Click the Download link in the menu bar.

 


Access MyWhartonDrive (Y:) on Your Laptop (Mapping a Drive)

This section applies to Philadelphia Campus. EMBA(San Francisco) students should use the Virtual Lab or the Web Interface.

You can set up a shortcut on your computer so that your Y: drive opens up like any other folder. This means you can work with your files as if they were stored right on your computer. All you'll need is an Internet connection.

Note on Performance: Some students have experienced trouble using the mapped MyWhartonDrive to save files. We recommend using the mapped version to read and copy files to your personal computer.

Windows 10

  1. Click on File Explorer
  2. Find This PC and right click it to find Map Network Drive from the menu
  3. Follow Steps 6-12 in the Windows 8 directions below.

Windows 8

  1. From your Windows 8 Start Menu (the one with all of the tiles) click Desktop
  2. Right click any place on your desktop and select Personalize from the menu
  3. Click change desktop icons
  4. Check Computer and click Apply and Ok
  5. Right click Computer on your desktop and select Map Network Drive from the menu
  6. Click the link to Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures
  7. Click Next
  8. Click Choose a custom network location and click Next
  9. Copy the following link into the Internet or network address field:
    https://mywhartondrive.wharton.upenn.edu/hcwebdav/MyWhartonDrive
  10. Click Next. If prompted, enter either your Wharton or Penn credentials:
    • your Wharton username and password, OR
    • yourpennkey@UPENN.EDU, and your PennKey password
  11. Type a name for your My Wharton Drive folder as you would like it to appear on your computer
  12. Click Next, and Finish

Windows (7 and Vista)

  1. Click Start -> Computer -> Map Network Drive (usually in the top menu bar)
  2. Click the link to Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures
  3. Click Next
  4. Click Choose a custom network location and click Next
  5. Copy the following link into the Internet or network address field:
    https://mywhartondrive.wharton.upenn.edu/hcwebdav/MyWhartonDrive
  6. Click Next. If prompted, enter either your Wharton or Penn credentials:
    • your Wharton username and password, OR
    • yourpennkey@UPENN.EDU, and your PennKey password
  7. Type a name for your My Wharton Drive folder as you would like it to appear on your computer
  8. Click Next, and Finish

Mac

  1. In the Finder menu, open Go -> Connect to Server
  2. Insert the following link in the Server address field:
    https://mywhartondrive.wharton.upenn.edu/hcwebdav/MyWhartonDrive
  3. Click Connect
  4. In the new dialog select Registered user, and in the Name field enter your Wharton username. Enter either your Wharton or Penn credentials:
    • your Wharton username and password, OR
    • yourpennkey@UPENN.EDU, and your PennKey password
  5. Click Connect

 


Navigating the Web Interface

The folders button allows you to show or hide the folders of your MyWhartonDrive in the left-hand side of the screen. Clicking the plus sign next to your MyWhartonDrive will display the subfolders as a folder tree that you can navigate. You can also double-click a folder to open it.

View allows you to refresh your MyWhartonDrive which you may want to do if you upload new files. Change the view of your files between thumbnail view and detailed view. The detailed view displays more information about each file such as size, file type, and the date modified. You can also add certain files to your Favorites from this menu.

Search allows you to search through your files for certain key words and file details.

The file button will bring up the document or folder management options depending on if you click on a specific document or a specific folder. For more information about file options please see Viewing, Editing, and Sharing Files in the Web Interface.

You can upload files using the simple upload form, uploading from Google Docs, or uploading files from URL (such as a DropBox URL). For more about uploading and downloading files, please see Uploading and Downloading Files in the Web Interface.

The Settings option allows you to change the interface language or to toggle between the Mobile View and Full View of the website. Note: If you are on a mobile device, the website should automatically direct you to the Mobile View but you can always access the Full View by selecting Settings and choosing Full View.

Clicking on your username will log you out of the website. IMPORTANT: To ensure that you are logged out of MyWhartonDrive on any public machine, please make sure you completely exit the browser.

If you double-click or right-click on a file or folder, you will see a menu with various file or folder management options for editing, sharing, and viewing your documents and folders. You can also get to this menu by clicking the file button as mentioned previously.

 


Viewing, Editing, and Sharing Files in the Web Interface

MyWhartonDrive has several options for viewing, editing, and sharing files depending on the file type.

Viewing and Editing Files

  • Edit in MS Office: Edit your files directly in a Microsoft Office application. If you choose this you will be prompted to log in again with your Wharton credentials. If you save your document in the application, those changes should be reflected in the MyWhartonDrive.
  • Download to Google Docs: Downloading to Google Docs will allow you to open the file in Google Docs to work on it. If you want the changes to be reflected in your MyWhartonDrive, you will have to choose Upload and then select the Google Docs tab in order to upload the most recently revised version of the document into your MyWhartonDrive.
  • View in Browser: You can view certain images and PDF files in your browser.
  • Edit as Text File: Choose this option to edit any files with the extension .txt.

Sharing Files

  • Send Email: You can share your files by emailing them as a link or emailing them as an attachment. Note: If you choose to send a link, only you will be able to access the file since it is linked to your password protected MyWhartonDrive. If you send the files as an attachment, other students will be able to access them as well. The emails will come from Web Files Manager.
  • Download to DropBox: You can download and upload files to a great popular file syncing and sharing service (www.dropbox.com). DropBox offers 2GB of free storage to users.
    • To download a file to your DropBox account: Select a single file and then choose in the file options menu View, edit and share --> Download to DropBox.
    • To upload a file from your Dropbox account: Right-click on a file that is in your public folder and choose Dropbox --> Copy public link. Then, from the MyWhartonDrive toolbar click Upload and select the From URL tab. Place the link to the file in the URL field and click Upload.

 


Uploading Files to MyWhartonDrive

There are several options for uploading files to MyWhartonDrive.

  • Simple Upload - selection of the files one by one using the Browse and then Upload buttons.
  • Multiple - (only for Firefox browser supporting HTML 5) multiple file uploading without additional plug-ins.
  • Google Docs - to upload documents from your Google Docs account, click the Authenticate with Google button and choose Grant Access to MyWhartonDrive when prompted. Click the check box next to the documents you want to upload.
  • Upload from URL - you can specify the URL of a file stored on a global file server or on file sharing services like Dropbox, Picasa, Flickr, PhotoBucket, and Facebook.

 

Downloading Files from MyWhartonDrive

To download a file select one or more files (hold CTRL to select multiple files), and click the download option in the file options menu (Right clicking or selecting the Files button will bring up the file options menu). The files will download one by one. For multiple file downloading use the directions below.

You may also click on the "Compress and download" option in the menu for automatic compression of the selected files. The files will download to a zip archive.

Downloading Multiple Files

    1. Select the files you wish to download by holding down the CTRL key.
    2. Right-click the selected files and click download.
    3. A pop-up will appear. Click on the Java tab:

  1. If you do not have Java installed you will need to install it:
    • Chrome or Firefox: a pop-up tool bar will appear requesting permission to download the add-on. Click "Install" and follow the prompts to install the Java add-on.
    • Internet Explorer: a pop-up tool bar will appear at the bottom of the page. We have experienced difficulty downloading Java this way so we recommend going to: http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp to download and install Java.
  2. Refresh the webpage to gain access to the Java Downloader. If this does not work we recommend restarting the web browser or restarting the computer.
  3. Once the pop-up appears you should be able to use the Java Downloader. It may prompt you to enter a login name & password: use your Wharton login name and password.
  4. Download automatically defaults to the "My Documents" folder on your computer but you can change this.

 


Troubleshooting

Error: "folder "mywhartondrive" does not exist or read access is denied"

If you get this error message, please submit a Help ticket to the Support Team.

 

Unable to Retrieve Documents from MyWhartonDrive (Y:)

If you need help retrieving a file from your MyWhartonDrive (Y:), you can click the Submit Help Ticket link at the top of the Support Center (http://spike.wharton.upenn.edu/support) or send an e-mail to support@wharton.upenn.edu . Your request will be addressed as soon as possible.

 

Error: "file is corrupt and cannot be opened"

Sometimes when doubleclicking on a file in your My Wharton (Y:) drive, the following error message is displayed:

"file is corrupt and cannot be opened"

This is a known issue. There are two workarounds:

  • Open the application (e.g. Word, Excel) first, and then browse to the file:
    File => Open=> MyWharton Drive(Y:)

    OR
  • Right click on the file, choose Properties => General Tab => click Unblock
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