FileDepot is a convenient and simple way to transfer files within Michigan State University or with colleagues outside the university. Please do not use FileDepot for the transfer of sensitive Institutional Data without first encrypting the files using these guidelines. If you are transferring sensitive Institutional Data within the University you may use FileDepot Internal. Learn more about which data are considered sensitive at the Securing Institutional Data website.
Note for MSU Faculty/Staff: If you have not reset your password to sync with CampusAD, you will be unable to login to FileDepot or FileDepot Internal until you reset your password. Reset your password by visiting https://netid.msu.edu/netid/password/index.html and selecting the “Change A Password” button. Departmental NetIDs do not have a CampusAD account and will not be able to authenticate to the service. Individuals must use their personal ID to login. See TB609 for information on NetID privileges.
If you are an MSU user, you may login here:
||Log in with your MSU CampusAD credentials to avoid additional verification later in the process.
Anyone may perform the following activities:
||Drop off (upload) a file for an MSU user (email verification required)
||Pick up (download) a file dropped off for you.
- If you are NOT a member of the MSU community, you can't log in to FileDepot, but you can still send files to people at Michigan State University if you know their email addresses. Start by clicking on the Drop off File button.
- If you are a member of the MSU community, and want to ask someone outside the university to send you a file, you can make the process easier by logging in and then clicking the Request File Drop off button. This means the person outside MSU doesn't need to verify who they are, making the process quicker on that end.
- File sizes up to 2 GB are allowable and are automatically deleted from FileDepot 14 days after you upload them.
- Further details about FileDepot and FileDepot Internal.