FTP Client Software

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Client Software is used to transfer files between a local client (your desktop or laptop computer at home) and a remote server.


Mac FTP Client Software Windows FTP Client Software
Fetch is FTP client software for the Mac. York University students can obtain a licensed copy of this software by following these steps:

  1. Download Fetch
  2. Obtain a serial number from the York U website
CoreFTP is free FTP client software for Windows.

Click here to download CoreFTP LE 2.2 for Windows

See the Tutorials section above for more information on how to use FTP client software to upload your files to the DM server.


HTML Editors

In the DM Lab, we use BBEdit 10 for text-based HTML editing. However, there are a number of free, text-based HTML editors available on both the Mac and Windows platform. Listed below are two free, text-based HTML editors we recommend.


Mac HTML Editing Software Windows HTML Editing Software
TextWrangler is the free version of BBEdit offered by Bare Bones Software. It is text-based HTML editing software for the Mac.

Click here to download Komodo Edit for Mac
Click here to download TextWrangler 4.5.10 for Mac

Notepad++ is a free text-based HTML editor and Notepad replacement for Windows.

Click here to download Notepad++ 6.6.9 for Windows



DM Server

Digital Media Lab Accounts

All students officially enrolled in a DM course receive an account on the DM server (

Account Details

Default login information for all DM accounts is as follows:

Username: First part of the student’s York U email address
Password: Student number

A student with a York U email address of and with the student number 201234567 would log onto the DM server using the following information:

Username: astudent
Password: 201234567

DM accounts for DM majors are maintained for the duration of their academic career, however, DM accounts for non-majors are deleted shortly after the conclusion of the course.

While there are is no limit on disk space for each account, we do ask that students keep their usage of their DM server space at a reasonable level (between 1-3 GB). Students who use excessive amounts of server space will be asked to clear off some files.

Account Structure

Accounts on the DM server for DM majors are allocated evenly across 10 volumes, each represented by the last digit of their student number. Accounts for non-DM majors can be found on the NDMSTUDENT volume.

Each account on the DM server has a “Home” folder which shares the same name as the username. Within that “Home” folder are the following sub-folders:

“Desktop” “Documents” “Library” “Public” “Sites”

The “Documents” is a folder for any range of documents a student may wish to save.

Files and subfolders in the “Public” folder are publicly accessible by computers which are connected to the same network.

Files and subfolders in the “Sites” folder are publicly accessible via the DM webserver. The URL to the sites folder is as follows:

(where ‘username’ is the student’s username in the DM Lab)