The Andrew File System (AFS) is a central file storage, sharing, and retrieval system for U-M faculty, staff and students. Also known as Institutional File System (IFS), AFS lets you access your documents and files from different computers at different locations.
ITS makes 10GB of free online storage space available to all eligible U-M individuals as part of their Standard Computing Services. You can transfer files to/from this space easily over the web with MFile, and the space is regularly backed up and secure.
More details are available in the AFS Overview.
More Than Personal
Group AFS is the same as personal AFS, but is accessible by a configurable group of people.
- Student organizations looking to get AFS space for your group, sign up for an AFS Group Directory using Web Application Sign-up (Wasup).
- Instructors looking to get AFS space for a course, fill out the Course Home Directory Application.
- Departments/units looking to get AFS space for your group, sign up for an AFS Group Directory using Web Application Sign-up (Wasup).
- Departments/units wanting to consider more file storage options, see the Backup & Storage page.