Knowledgebase: Web and Multimedia
Adding FIR/WebContent Storage on Your Machine
Posted by Yasin Dahi, Last modified by Yasin Dahi on 13 May 2014 10:32 AM

This article will describe the steps required to add/map the WebContent directory (from FIR) on your machine.

A. Purpose

The WebContent folder is meant to be a central repository for all media (photo, video, audio, documents, files, etc.) that might be used for web or marketing projects by your school. Think of this folder as a large database that you can access and store all your media in and retrieve at any time. It should make finding and sharing media in its original format easier. It is essentially a giant, central archive to search for media whenever you need to use it.

B. Prerequisites

  1. You must have been given access to the WebContent Folder for your school
  2. You must have an authorized user account on the FCAD Domain

C. FCAD Domain account set up (Optional)

If you are part of IMA, GCM, or Fashion, you will need to establish an FCAD domain account. You will have received instructions for this by email.

D. Process

Windows 7: Mapping a Network Drive

  1. Open Windows Explorer (aka My Computer or Folder)
  2. Click on "Map Network Drive"
  3. Choose a drive letter, "W" for web if you'd like
  4. Add the following value for destination: \\fir.fcad.ryerson.ca\webcontent
  5. (Optional) Some schools are not in the FCAD domain yet, so you may need to select "Connect with different credentials" and sign in with the FCAD account you set up Section C above
  6. Click Finish
  7. A new window will open which will list all the folders in webcontent (give it a couple of seconds)
  8. Select your school's folder

MAC OS: SMB Mounting a Server

  1. Launch "Connect to Server" by pressing "Command + K" or from the Finder menu: "Go" -> "Connect to Server"
  2. Add the value for "Server Address": smb://fir.fcad.ryerson.ca/webcontent
  3. Click on the "+" button to save the server address
  4. Press "Connect" to launch the folder
  5. Select your school's folder

E. Organization

It is very important that your media folder is kept organized - failure to do so might result in suspension of your account.

Here is a suggested organization for you folder:

  • Webcontent
    • YourSchool
      • Photos
        • 012013
          • Event Name
            • originals
            • edited
        • 022013
        • 032013
      • Videos
      • Audio
      • PDFs
      • Documents

The structure used in the photos section should be replicated throughout the folder. This is primarily for your own benefit. Within some structure, this service will not be that useful for you in the long run.

Questions? ydahi@ryerson.ca

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