You are provided with a minimum of 1 GB (gigabyte) of storage space, referred to as your H:\ Drive. When you log on to any student computer on campus you connect to this network drive space. You are responsible for organizing its contents and ensuring that you do not exceed the storage allocation. If you exceed the space allocation you will receive an error message when you attempt to log in. If this happens, or if you have any questions regarding your H:\Drive, contact a staff member at the Computer Learning Center Help Desk in the lower level of Marvin Library.
Accessing Your H:\ Drive On Campus
Log on to any student computer and click the Start button at the bottom left of your desktop. As shown in Figure 1 below, click Computer.
The ‘Computer’ window showing all drives, including your H:\Drive will open. The example shown below in Figure 2 shows the H:\Drive for the student whose username is j-smith. Double click the H:\Drive icon to view all the folders and files on your H:\Drive.
Saving to Your H:\ Drive Space On Campus
Please Note: In Windows 7 the default folder for most applications is the Documents folder. Returning students will need to navigate to the My Documents folder on H:\Drive to view files saved in previous semesters.
You can save your work to the H:\drive from any of the applications available in the Academic Computing Environment (ACE). It is advisable on a network system to save your work immediately when you open a new file. For a new file click the File tab and then click Save from the resulting menu. An example, using Microsoft Word 2010, is shown in Figure 3. (You could also click the Save icon on the Quick Access toolbar)
Selecting Save will display the window, shown in Figure 4 below. The default will be the Documents folder located on your H:\Drive. If this is the folder you wish to save the file to, type an appropriate name for the file in the File name field and click the Save button.
If you wish to save a file to an existing folder other than the Documents folder on your H:\Drive do the following (refer to Figure 5 seen below):
Locate and click your username (\\storage (H): in the folder list on the left of the Save window (you may need to scroll down to see H:\Drive)
You will see the contents (folders/files) of your H:\Drive in the view pane on the right
Double click to open the folder you wish to save in
Type an appropriate name in the File name field
Click the Save button
If you wish to create a new folder to save to, click New folder as shown in Figure 6 below. A New folder is created which you can name. Type an appropriate name for the New folder. Click the Open button and continue to save the document by typing an appropriate name in the File name field and clicking the Save button as described above.