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Downloading Files

To increase security and reduce risk, Stanford is sunsetting its AFS service for web hosting and file storage. While you can still access AFS using your valid Stanford SUNetID, there are more secure web hosting platforms and document management solutions to which you should transition.

To reduce the use of AFS, UIT has taken these actions:

  • UIT no longer automatically provisions new faculty and staff members with AFS user volumes. New faculty or staff who need a personal user volume must submit a Help request.
    • This change does not impact existing AFS directories or the process for adding permissions for new individuals to those existing directories. Your existing space and everything in it remains intact.
    • This change does not impact auto-provisioning of new AFS user volumes for students and postdocs.

    See New Process for Provisioning AFS User Volumes for more information.

  • All user, dept, and group AFS volumes must be renewed annually or they will be locked, archived, and permanently deleted as detailed in the AFS Volume Expiration Policy.
  1. Navigate to the file in the directory that you want to download to your computer.
  2. To download a copy of the file to your computer, click the AFS home directory download icon. (Note that clicking the file name will display rather than download the file—if the file is a displayable file type.)

      Download File

  3. If your web browser opens a dialog box giving you several options, select the option that saves the file to your computer.
    Note: Safari and Firefox (if you have set it to) will download the files automatically.
Last modified December 9, 2015