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BUconnect Instructions

Please verify the following before attempting to connect to BUconnect:

  • If you are using Internet Explorer 8 (Windows) or Safari (Mac), please verify that Java is installed
  • If using Firefox, you will need to install Java Runtime Environment
  • If you are using a different browser, please switch to one of the above browsers
  1. Open the following link in your web browser: http://buconnect.butler.edu
  2. If this is your first time using BUconnect, you will have to accept several security warnings and install some software.
    • If you are using Internet Explorer 8 on Windows, you will be prompted to install Cisco Secure Desktop. When prompted to install an ActiveX application, right-click on the banner with and select Install ActiveX Control. An Internet Explorer Security Warning will appear. Click Install
    • If you are using Safari on Mac OS X, an alert window will appear. Click the check box beside Always trust 'Cisco Systems, Inc. Click Trust in the bottom right corner of the window. Enter your local administrator username and password. Click OK
  3. After Secure Desktop installs successfully, the BUconnect page loads. Enter your Butler username and password, then click Login
  4. From the BUconnect "Home" page, click BUconnect on the left hand menu
  5. Click BUfiles - Home Directory
  6. If you require assistance connecting to BUconnect, please contact the Help Desk

This will display the contents of your BUfiles home directory. BUconnect presents a web-based version of your home directory. Files and folders will behave like links in a browser.

Listed below are several features of BUconnect. When you are finished using BUconnect, always remember to click Log out and close your browser window.

  • There is a toolbar that will allow you to perform simple file operations, such as navigating your directory or uploading files
  • "Level Up" This will take you up one directory in the folder hierarchy. (Ex. from \\bufiles\user\username to \\bufiles\user)
  • "Favorites" This function has not been implemented
  • "Delete" This will allow you to delete files. Check the box next to a file you want to delete, and then click the "Delete" button
  • "Copy, Cut, Paste" Just like on a Windows or Mac directory, these buttons will allow you to copy, cut, or paste files in a directory. Check the box next to a file and click the desired button
  • "New Folder" This will allow you to create and name a new folder
  • "Upload" - This is the most important button. Every time you open and update a file through BUconnect, you will have to save that file to your local computer, and then upload it back to BUfiles. Best practice would be to save the file to your desktop, and then upload to BUfiles. After you have uploaded the file, delete the file from your local computer
  • The arrow buttons allow you to navigate directories. Since not all the files and folders of some directories can fit on a single page, use the arrows to go forwards and backwards through your directory