Description

Faculty, staff and students have varying options when it comes to storing files.

Cloud storage (Microsoft OneDrive)

As part of our Microsoft 365 agreement, students and employees are offered free cloud storage on OneDrive to store your files. Cloud storage allows you to access and edit files from any device and from where ever you have internet access. Learn more about OneDrive

On-site storage (J, K and W drives)

  • Faculty and staff have access to a personal drive (J:\) stored and backed-up in our data center. Each drive allows 2 GB of space and can be expanded if necessary by contacting the IT Help Desk.
  • Faculty and staff have access to a drive that is shared by their entire department (K:\).
  • Faculty, staff and students have access to a web drive (W:\) where you can post files (50 MB total) that you want published to the web.

Flash/Thumb drive storage

We encourage users to store work and school files on the drives listed above rather than portables such as flash/thumb drives. The above options are backed-up, password protected, available from anywhere and aren't easy to lose.

How to recover files on a network drive

If files on your J or K drive were accidentally deleted, you can restore previous versions from backups. Windows instructions are below. If you have a Mac, we recommend you log into a Windows machine (real or virtual) and follow the same instructions.

  1. Open "My Computer" and right-click on the drive.
  2. Select "Properties."
  3. Click the "Previous Versions" tab.
  4. Select a date before the files were deleted.
  5. Click "Restore."

How to access drives when off campus

Connect to VPN and map your network drives. View detailed instructions.

How to back up your files for transfer to a new computer

Users

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

How to Request Service

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Availability

24x7

Division Responsible

Server Team

Related Resources/Services

FAQs

Network Drives