Using the File Browser

A simple, easy to use file browser is offered for accessing CRSP shares. It is platform independent and should be compatible with most browsers.

Here is how to access File Browser

  • Be sure your system is updated with the latest version of Google Chrome, or Firefox or Safari

  • Be sure you are registered and setup with UCI DUO

With your Web Browser, logon to the File Browser

You will then be prompted for:
  • [UCINETID] and [password].

Standard UCI Webauth login


  • If you are enrolled in DUO, you will be asked for a push authentication

Once logged in, you will be presented with the CRSP top level. You can follow the links to your lab areas (shared) or home area (not shared). The file browser will only show you folders for which you have access.

CRSP Top Level File Browser


We recommend that you perform most work on CRSP in your lab area. Lab areas are more flexible than home areas for sharing. You can be granted access to multiple lab areas, but you will only have access to your home area. For data that you want to keep completely private and never share with others, then your home area is appropriate.

Navigating the File Browser

The File Browser is fairly easy to navigate, with some very basic sets of functions.

List of functions includes:
  1. Create/modify/delete files and directories

  2. Upload/download files and directories

  3. In-browser editing capabilities for text ( type ) files

  4. Drag-n-drop capability

To create files or directories

Click on [New] dropdown button, select [Text file] or [Folder]. Refer to the screenshot below:

CRSP File Browser create new file/folder


To modify files or directories

To move a file or folder

Select the file or folder, click on [Move], a dialog box will popup, fill in the name of destination folder. Refer to the screenshot below:

CRSP File Browser create new file/folder


To delete files or folders

To delete one or more files or folders, select files or folders and click on the "delete icon" to delete selected files or/and folders. Refer to the screenshot below:

CRSP File Browser create new file/folder


In-browser file editing

To use this feature just click on the file, a text editor will open in a new browser tab. After completing edits, to save the edited file, select menu:File[Save]. Refer to the screenshot below:

CRSP File Browser in-browser file editing


Drag-n-drop capability

Files or/and folders could be uploaded just by dragging files/folders in the file browser dashboard.

Simply drag any file from your computer, an [upload] button appears in the dashboard, inline with the file/foldername.

Press [upload] button, your file/folder will be uploaded via the file browser. Refer to the screenshot below:

CRSP File Browser drag-n-drop method file/folder upload


Please note that file browser if suitable for lightweight use of CRSP shares. WebDrive, an SFTP based software is provided by RCIC for moderate to heavy use for CRSP shares. Consult our WebDrive Installation Guides to install WebDrive in your Windows or Mac systems.

That’s about it for the file browser. If you encounter issues, feel free to reach out to us at

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