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Gorilla Geeks Contact Info / Hours

Location
109 Whitesitt Hall

Phone
620-235-4600

Email
Geeks@pittstate.edu


Fall and Spring Semester
Mon - Thur   7:45am - 7:00pm
Fridays         7:45am - 4:30pm

Summer and Classes Not in Session
Mon - Fri       7:45am - 4:30pm

Axe Library Hours
Mon - Thur    12:30pm - 6:00pm
Fridays         12:30pm  - 4:30pm
Sundays        3:00pm   -  6:00pm

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Xythos


Xythos is a online file storage repository that is accessible via the web or network share. Documents and files can be shared and edited by other Xythos users.


1. Account Setup
2. Web Access
3. Setting up a Windows Network Place
4. Storage Limits
5. Additional Info


Account Setup

You must be enrolled in classes to create an account
To create your account:

  1. Browse to https://wfs.pittstate.edu

  2. Click the link "Need an account? Click here" to create an account.

  3. Click the link "Request PSU Xythos Account"

  4. Log in with your GusPIN.

  5. You will be presented with a confirmation page stating that your Xythos account will be active in 5 minutes.

  6. After 5 minutes you can return to https://wfs.pittstate.edu and access your account.


Web Access

The web address is https://wfs.pittstate.edu
There is also a link on the PSU logins landing page http://www.pittstate.edu/home/logins.dot
Log in with your GusPIN.


Setting up a Windows Network Place

A windows network place is similar to a mapped drive and provides quick access to your Xythos stored files. To set up a Windows Network Place:

  1. Go to Tools and select Map Network Drive.

  2. Click on the Sign up for online storage or connect to a network server link.

  3. When the Welcome to the Add Network Place Wizard appears, click Next.

  4. Select Choose another network location and click next.

  5. In the Internet or network address: field: Enter https://wfs.pittstate.edu and click Next.

  6. Enter a name for the network place(Example: Xythos) and click Next.

  7. Click Finish.

Now, in the windows explorer window under My network places you will have a new link to your Xythos account. When you click on it you will be prompted for your GusPIN. Enter it and you will see three folders: facstaff, group_shares, and students. Your ID number will be under facstaff for faculty and staff or students if you are a student. Select your ID number and your files will be available to you. If you would like you can click and drag your folder (or the files within it) to your desktop and make shortcuts directly to them.


Storage Limits

Faculty and Staff have One Gigabyte of storage.
Students have 512 Megabytes of storage.


Additional Info

Additional info can be found in the help section found at the top of the Xythos page.