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Accessing Your TJ Files Remotely

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TJ currently maintains two sets of filesystems that students have access to. Detailed instructions for accessing both sets of filesystems remotely are included below.

Windows Network Shares

The Windows Network Shares includes your Windows Home Directory (M: drive), the Common Network Directories (R: drive), and Student Portfolios. Please note that some of the methods below have restrictions on which drives or file types can be accessed. When in doubt, SFTP, while the most complicated access method, also has the fewest restrictions on access.


To access your M: (Home Directory) files via Iodine, log in and then in the Filecenter Intrabox, choose 'View/Upload to your Windows (M:) files (Iodine)'. This interface will allow you to upload and download files and folders, however, large files or folders may transfer very slowly or fail completely. For these situations, you are better off using SFTP (detailed instructions below).


To access your Windows files via shares, go to https://shares.tjhsst.edu. When prompted, log in with your Iodine username and password. Through Shares, you can access all of the Windows Network Drives including your Home Directory (M:), the Common Directories (R:), and your Portfolio. You can also upload files to the M: and R: drives using the provided links. The Iodine Filecenter also has shortcuts to several Shares locations. As with Iodine access; large file uploads or downloads may transfer very slowly or fail completely. Please use SFTP for large files (detailed instructions below).

NOTE: Shares will only allow downloads of files with extensions (the characters after the last . in the filename). While most common extensions are on this list; if you have are having trouble downloading only certain files, please try using SFTP.


To access your Windows files via Shares, use the following information with your SFTP client of choice.

  • Host: tj03.local.tjhsst.edu
  • Username: <your Iodine username>
  • Password: <your Iodine password>
  • Port: 22
  • Protocol: SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) or SCP (Secure Copy), note that this is NOT the same thing as FTPS, FTP-Secure, or FTP-SSL.
  • SSH Key: ssh-dss 1024 a2:0b:19:c9:ac:bc:4a:d7:69:b1:40:0c:a4:ec:ae:e9

If you do not have an SFTP client, we recommend the free and open source Filezilla. Downloads are available for Windows, OS X, and Linux (for linux, they recommend installing it through your distribution's package manager if available). Once you have installed Filezilla, launch it and in the four boxes across the top, put in the information as listed above then click the Quick Connect Button. You will be prompted to accept the server's host key; you can check the box to prevent the notification from being displayed again. You will then have two lists of files. The left side (Local site) shows the files on your computer; the right side (Remote site) allows you to browse the files on TJ's servers.

To upload a file, navigate to the directory where you want to put the file on the right hand side. Then locate the file on the left hand side, right click on it, and choose upload. To download a file, navigate to the directory where you want to put the file on the left hand side, then locate the file on the right hand side, right click on it, and choose download. You can also upload and download whole directories in a similar manner.