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OpenAFS 1.7 for Windows


If you have file space allocated in AFS, you can use OpenAFS to access your AFS files and AFS files belonging to others. (Access controls set by the owner may limit or prevent your access to their files, of course.) This can be done by mounting the appropriate AFS location in your Windows Explorer, to use similarly to the way you would work with other Windows folders. You may create, name, move, copy, select, delete, rename, print and search for AFS files and directories in your Windows Explorer.

System requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 and above
  • Download file size: 23 MB (30.2 MB for 64-bit Windows)
  • Kerberos for Windows must be installed prior to installing OpenAFS for Windows


  • To use OpenAFS you need to also install Kerberos for Windows.
  • You must have administrator privileges on the computer to install Stanford OpenAFS. If you do not have administrator privileges, ask your system administrator to install Stanford OpenAFS for you.
  • Client for Microsoft Networks must be installed and enabled. To check for Client for Microsoft Networks:
    1. Open Network Sharing Center control panel by clicking the Start button and navigating to Control Panel > Network and Internet (category view) > Network and Sharing Center.
    2. Click the Local Area Connection you are using.
    3. In the Status dialog box, click Properties.
    4. In the Properties dialog box, Client for Microsoft Networks should be checked.
  • If you're using an AFS client behind a firewall or port blocking system of any kind, open up port 7001 for incoming UDP traffic. Otherwise, AFS will not work and it can tie up resources on the AFS file servers. If you're behind a firewall where you cannot do that, such as in a corporate environment, you won't be able to use AFS. If you need help, contact your system administrator, call the Stanford IT Service Desk at 5-HELP (650-725-4357), or submit a HelpSU request .

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Note: To tell if your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows, right-click Start and click System (Windows 8) or click the Start button, right-click Computer, and then click Properties (Windows 7). The system type is listed in the System section.


Last modified September 30, 2014