NUworkspace: Uploading, Downloading and Deleting Files

You can upload and download files to and from NUworkspace  For example, if you have files on your computer, you can upload them to NUworkspace in order to work with them.  After saving changes, you can download the file back to your computer for printing, etc.  

This short guide will show you step-by-step how to:  


Upload a File 

You can upload a file from your computer to the NUworkspace desktop. 

Login to NUworkspace  

Using your preferred web browser, navigate to the web address provided by your administrator, for example, “”. 

Then log in to the system to access the NUworkspace App Store.   


Select your App

Locate and launch the app or desktop that you want to work with, for instance, Microsoft Excel. 

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Upload File 

Click the File Upload   option in the top panel.  

The file explorer on your computer will open automatically.   

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Locate and select the file you want to upload, then click Open to initiate the file transfer. 

You may select multiple files to upload them all at once.  Folder upload is not currently supported.  You may zip a folder and upload the zip file though. 

 You may upload files to NUworkspace via drag and drop.  Simply locate a file on your computer, select it, and drag it onto the NUworkspace desktop.    

The ‘FILE UPLOAD’ status displays in the bottom right corner. 



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     Small files (e.g. < 1 MB) will upload in few seconds.  Larger files (e.g. > 100 MB) may take several minutes to upload.  

When the upload is complete, the file will appear on the NUworkspace desktop. 

Click x to cancel. 

Click Close to close the status box. 

By default, files are uploaded to the Desktop directory.  You may create sub-directories and move files per your preference. 


Open an Uploaded File 

Open Uploaded File 
Locate the file on the NUworkspace desktop and double-click to open it.  

Alternatively, you may open files via an application menu.  For example, in Excel, choose File > Open and navigate to This PC > Desktop to locate and open a file. 


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Download a File 

You can download a file from NUworkspace to your local computer. 

Download File 

Click File Download   in the top panel.  

The ‘File download’ dialog box displays.  The default directory is Desktop.                    


     NUworkspace persists three directories: Desktop, Documents, and Downloads.  For this reason, other directories (like AppData, Favorites, Photos, etc.) have been disabled and appear grey.    


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Select a file then click Download 
       Depending on your operating system and browser, the file download process starts and either downloads automatically to your designated download folder or prompts you to select a download location. 

Follow any on-screen prompts to complete your download. 

When the download is complete, click Close 


Delete a File 

Delete File from NUworkspace 

To delete a file from NUworkspace, locate the file on the desktop, right-click and select Delete. 
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Tue 10/18/22 6:59 PM
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