Piratedrive App – User-Friendly Mapping

ITCS launched the Piratedrive app for Pirate Port back in November to rave reviews.

As with any technology, user feedback drives the updates. Pirate Port is no exception –  due to YOUR feedback, the Pirate Port team has tweaked the user interface to reflect your ideas on the easiest way to map to a Piratedrive folder.

Let’s take a look…

A Refresher

After logging in to http://pirateport.ecu.edu, click the “My Apps” button (top of the screen) and then click the Piratedrive icon to open the interface.  The Pirate Port app opens in its own window.

Piratedrive Tools

Piratedrive Tools

One click opens a folder.  Click an individual file, and it copies to the download folder on your device.  Check multiple files or a folder, and click the download button for a zipped file.

Uploading files and creating new folders is a breeze.  Expand the appropriate folder, then click either the Create Folder or Upload tool button and follow the dialog boxes.

To close the app and return to your Pirate Port page, click the three-bar icon at the top of the screen and choose, Exit App.

Exit Piratedrive

Exit Piratedrive






And Here’s What Changed

The Configuration tool button allows you to create a link (also called mapping a drive) to any department folders to which you already have access.

Tool Buttons

Tool Buttons





Here’s how it works:

  1. Know the link to your folder. Example: http://piratedrive/itcs/AcademicFolders/
  2. Click the Configuration tool button
  3. Type the path of the new folder. Note that the http://PirateDrive/ part of the link is already typed for you. Type a forward slash “/” and the rest of the folder path in the text box.
  4. Click the Add button
Type the Link

Type the Link








And that’s it to creating a link (mapping) to a Piratedrive folder.

About Belinda Perkinson

Belinda works with the ITCS Training and Communications team at East Carolina University.
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