There are several ways to access the OES network drives. The most familiar way for Windows users is via the OES client: The OES network drives are usually mounted as drives M: (personal home folder) and N: (institute drive).

If you don't have a PC with an installed OES client at the moment, the Filr web interface is another way to get to your data on the OES network drives. All you need is a web browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge, ...
and the following address:

Filr web interface to the OES network drives:

My Files, Netfolders

  • Under 'My Files' you will find your personal home folder,
    for Windows users usually drive M:
  • Under 'Netfolders' you will find the institute drive / drive of the organizational unit,
    for Windows users usually drive N:

Download files, upload files

In the upper right corner you will find an icon for uploading. You can also upload files by dragging and dropping.

If you move the mouse to the line with a file or folder, you will see menu items depending on the context and screen resolution. Among them is the option for downloading.

More actions

If you move the mouse to the line with a file or folder, you will get a menu item with three dots - 'more actions'. Depending on the context, different menu items are included here.

Share link = download link:
If you create a share link for a file, you can simply send this download link to any group of recipients, e.g. by mail. All recipients can download the corresponding files with this link. No BOKU account is required. Compared to e-mail attachments, this way has the great advantage that neither your mailbox storage nor the storage space of your recipients is significantly burdened.

This does not create an anonymous link, but rights are entered for a specific account. This means that write permissions are also possible. You can also invite external users by entering external email addresses.
Please note that sharing is ONLY possible for 'My Files', NOT for netfolders! If you need shares for network drives, please contact the IT managers of your organizational unit. Shares via OES client are also effective for Filr access, but this does not work in the other direction.