This file server provides an external web-accessible dropbox for AGS staff to publish files for external access and distribution.
For privacy reasons, this Dropbox web server does not offer directory browsing. To receive a file using this resource, you must be provided the exact URL through a separate communications, such as a private email. URL's are in the format:http://dropbox.ashton-gs.com/filename.pdf
where filename.pdf should be replaced with the actual filename being sent to you. You cannot use this service without the actual filename to download. Note that filenames are case-sensitive and cannot contain spaces or reserved special characters.
Here is the procedure for posting a document to the dropbox from which you can embed a private link you can distribute by your private email.
For electronic files you can use your original document in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint or other format, or you can create a pdf document by using your pdf creation software (e.g., Acrobat).
For hard-copy only documents where you do not have an original electronic file, scan the document and save it any standard format, e.g: .pdf, jpg, etc.
Be sure that your file has an acceptable file extension as part of its name. Windows will automatically do this for you, but hides extensions by default. These are all acceptable names:
These are unacceptable names:
file name.pdf [Space is not allowed in a file name]
filename [The extension is missing, making the file unreadable by the recipient]
File&Name.pdf [& is not allowed in a file name]
File;Name.pdf [; is not allowed in a file name]
From Any Location:
Upload the file to the NAS3 dropbox folder as shown below using the Upload action. Note that for privacy reasons, the dropbox is write only, no read; so you cannot open the dropbox folder to view its contents, and once you upload your file you will not see it in this window. Proceed to the next step to verify that is there.
for the NAS3 server in New Markethttp://dropbox.ashton-gs.com/filename.pdf