edredi: Sending Files to a Network Share and Other Destinations

In order to send files from the edredi to a Network Share, a Network Share should already be established on the edredi classcloud portal. If a Network Share has not been created yet, click here for instructions on how to do this. There should also be an existing folder designated for saving homework assignments on the edredi. To find out how to create folders on the edredi, please click here.

Also be sure that a naming convention is also in place when students are saving their homework assignments. This will prevent the file from stalling the transfer process, as this particular QrKey feature does not allow duplicate files to be copied to the destination folder. If two students happen to have the same file name, the first one to send his/her document will be successfully copied, but the second one to send it over will have the transfer process stalled until the document has been renamed. This prevents students from accidentally writing over each other's files.


Setting up the QrKey

1. In the edredi portal, please either select "Qrkeys" from the panel on the left, or the icon that also says "QrKeys".

2. In the QrKeys Screen, a list of options for what kind QrKeys can be created will appear. Please click on "File Copy". The instructions  will roll down, along with the fields where the QrKey info will be entered.


3. In the "Source File or Folder" field, please enter : <storage>/FolderNameHere. If that doesn't work, try: /storage/sdcard/FolderNameHere or /sdcard/FolderNameHere. For example, /storage/sdcard/Documents or <storage>/HomeworkYou may also try:

  • /sdcard0/Documents --> as in "sdcard-zero". "sdcard0", for the XD, will indicate its internal storage or internal sdcard.
  • /sdcard1/Documents --> "sdcard1", for the XD, will indicate its external sdcard.


4. In the "Destination Folder" field, please enter: <ExactNetworkShareName>.

5. Once the information has been entered in the appropriate fields, the QrKey will have already generated. Highlight the QrKey. Copy and paste it to a word document for future reference.

Once completed, all the students have to do is save their documents to the same folder specified in the "Source File or Folder" field, then scan the QrKey to send to the assigned Network Share.

NOTE: Please be mindful that network shares work with Active Directory, which is basically working with the internal network. Network Shares on the edredi will only work inside the network that it's apart of.

Using Tokens

Tokens can also be used for sending locally saved files directly to default folders on the edredi, or copying files from default folders on the edredi to a network share or home drive. Files can even be sent to a folder with the time or date on it.

Below is an explanation of what each token is associated with:

Token Description
<screenshots> The default screenshots folder. This is also where edredi screenshots are stored.
<music> The default music folder. This may also store audio recordings from some programs.
<movies> The default movies folder. This may also store video recordings from some programs.
<photos> The default photos folder. This is where pictures taken with the built-in camera are stored.
<device> The name of the device. This is not a valid path as such, but is often useful when creating a unique path that is associated with a particular device.
<storage> or <ext> The internal Flash storage.
<usb> Any mass-media storage device plugged into the USB port.
<sdcard> A memory card inserted into the micro-SD port.
<homedrive> The home drive for an assigned Active Directory Account.
<time> A new folder created on the edredi's local drive with the time stamped on it.
<date> A new folder created on the edredi's local drive with the date stamped on it.

Below are examples of how to use tokens when copying files from one location to another:

  • Copy files from the default documents folder on a shared device to a Teacher's USB flashdrive:
    • Source:  <storage>/<documents>
    • Destination:  <usb>/<username>
  • Copy files from an existing folder on the edredi's internal SDcard to an existing folder on a student's homedrive:
    • Source:  <storage>/Math
    • Destination:  <homedrive>/Math Homework

Tokens can also be used to create new folders with the current date or current time on them just by adding them to the path:

  • Copy files from the default documents folder to the User's folder with today's date:
    • Source:  <documents>
    • Destination:  <username>/<date>
  • Copy drafts from the default documents folder, and send it to a dated folder on the User's external SDcard so that each draft is sent to a timestamped folder:
    • Source:  <documents>
    • Destination:  <sdcard>/<date>/<time>

There's even a method for keeping track of which shared device students are sending their assignments from:

  • Copy files from a folder called "Monday" on the edredi, and send it to a folder with the Student's username that is also located inside a folder with the shared edredi's name:
    • Source:  <storage>/Monday
    • Destination:  <usb>/<device>/<username>

The images below help to illustrate that the content in the Monday folder is being copied over to the USB flashdrive, along with the Device name and the Username of the student:

files1.png files2.png

If teachers want a set of customized folders for their own classes added to the tablets so that there is a standard reference point for file copying, there is a method available to do this with the File Copy QrKey, as long as there are files in the customized folders. The files could be a very generic text file with maybe a letter typed in it. Just set up the folders on a USB flashdrive or an external SDcard like so:


  • Then, for this example, copy the folders with the files from the external SDcard to the internal storage of the tablet for future assignments --
    • Source:  <sdcard>/classfolders
    • Destination:  <storage>
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