Texas Tech University

Connect to an Organizations website using Windows Explorer

You may add, edit, or delete files on your Organizational website by connecting using the steps below.

NOTE: If you are off the TTU campus or connected through a wired connection in the TTU residence halls, you will need to establish a TTUnet VPN connection before beginning these steps.

STEP 1: Open the Run dialog box.

Windows XP: Click on the Start button and choose Run.

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Windows Vista or 7: Type "Run" into the search box, and then choose Run when it appears under "Programs".

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STEP 2: In the Run dialog box that appears, type the path for your organizational website and click OK. Use the format \\orgs.tosm.ttu.edu\sites\folder_name. (Where folder_name is the name of your organizational web folder)

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STEP 3: If you are prompted for credentials, use your eRaider account information and click OK.

  • User name: ttu\eRaider, where eRaider is your eRaider username
  • Password: your eRaider password

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STEP 4: An Explorer window will open to your web space.

Windows XP:

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Windows Vista or 7:

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You can publish your website by dropping your files into this folder. Any files or folders placed in the "orgs" folder will be readable over the Web by anyone. You can create/edit files here to modify your website. Any files you delete from here will be unrecoverable.

The name of the home page required is one of the following:

  • index.php
  • index.asp
  • index.aspx
  • index.htm
  • index.html
  • default.php
  • default.asp
  • default.aspx
  • default.htm
  • default.html
  • home.php
  • home.asp
  • home.aspx
  • home.htm
  • home.html

The web server will look for the file names in the order listed above. The file name is case sensitive. If you rename your home page file to one of these file names, then the page should show up when you go to your website's URL at http://www.orgs.ttu.edu/folder_name. Be sure you have your home page in the root directory of your account and not in a sub-folder.



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