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BUfiles is Butler provided network storage for all faculty, staff, and students that is available from anywhere. You can request additional space by contacting the Help Desk. IT STRONGLY recommends that faculty and staff store their Butler files on BUfiles!

BUfiles Features

  • 2 GB of personal space
  • Reliable and secure
  • Backed up daily
  • Access your files from anywhere

Access BUfiles On Campus

Windows ~ Show Information

Butler Windows Computers

All Butler Windows computers automatically connect your personal BUfiles (H:) at login. Your can access your BUfiles space by clicking the Start button > My Computer and selecting the H: drive.

Non-Butler Windows Computers

  1. Ensure your computer is connected to the Butler network
  2. Click the Start button and right-click My Computer
  3. Select Map Network Drive
  4. A window will open. From the drop down menu next to Drive select H:
  5. In the Folder line, type \\bufiles\user\username (replacing 'username' with your Butler username (e.g. \\bufiles\user\jdoe))
  6. Select the box for reconnect at login and click Finish
  7. A window may open asking for your credentials
  8. Enter "BUTLER\yourusername" and your password
  9. This will connect to your BUfiles folder and reconnect it every time you start your computer on-campus

Mac ~ Show Information

Butler Mac Computers

All Butler Windows computers automatically connect your personal BUfiles at login. Your can access your BUfiles space by double clicking the User Share mounted on your desktop. 

Non-Butler Mac Computers

  1. Ensure your computer is connected to the Butler network
  2. Click on Finder
  3. Click "Go" in the Top Menu Bar and click "Connect to Server"
  4. Type Bufiles in the address bar and click "Connect"
  5. Enter your username and password and click "Connect"

Access BUfiles From Off Campus

Use BUconnect to access your BUfiles from anywhere.

Access Other Files on the Network

Macintosh

Windows

  • Mapping Network Drives ~ Instructions on how to connect to servers, such as BUfiles or Thomas, on a PC while connected to the Butler network.

Additional Storage on BUfiles

  • Additional personal storage space can be requested by contacting the Help Desk.
  • Course-related documents can be stored in \\bufiles\general\courses. If you would like to have a folder created for your course, contact the Help Desk.
  • Departments also have folders in \\bufiles\group where members can securely store data.

Backing Up Non-Butler or Extremely Large Files to an External Hard Drive

Sometimes BUfiles is not the best place to store files. Extremely large files can be hard to work with over the network and might be better suited for backup to an external hard drive. Additionally, personal files including iTunes libraries should not be backed up to BUfiles.

  • To back up your iTunes library to an external hard disk see this page from Apple.
  • To back up any other files to an external hard disk simply connect the drive to your computer and drag the files to the disk.

Video and Rich Media Files

Depending on your workflow, solutions other than BUfiles and/or external hard drives may better suit your needs. Use the  Recommended Solutions Grid to help identify the critical needs in your video workflow and which solutions may best address those needs.