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.
Visit Getting Started for more information about AFS and a link to request the service.
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 the Web Hosting Request Form.
- Instructors looking to get AFS space for a course, contact the ITS Service Center.
- Departments/units looking to get AFS space for your group, sign up for an AFS Group Directory using the Web Hosting Request Form.
- Departments/units wanting to consider more file storage options, see the Backup & Storage page.
More details are available in the AFS Overview.