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Uploading 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. Open the folder where you want to put the file.
  2. In the ACTIONS list, click Upload File(s).

      Upload file

  3. In the Upload Files to AFS window, click Browse.


  4. Find the file you want to upload, and click Open. The path to the file on your computer will appear in the box next to Browse.
    Note: By default you can only upload five files at a time.
  5. Click Upload File(s).
    Note: If the file you are uploading has the same name as a file that is already in WebAFS, and you want the new copy to replace the older copy, check the Overwrite files during upload? checkbox before you click Upload File(s).
  6. A copy of the file will be uploaded to your WebAFS directory.
Last modified December 9, 2015