Where to store your files

 

There’s nothing worse than spending what feels like forever on an assignment, editing it, perfecting it, reading it out loud to the closest person to you because you’re so proud, only for your computer to then crash and you lose your written piece of art.

When you’re using the common-use computers on campus, you’ve got two main options: Microsoft OneDrive and H Drive.

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive is one of the Office365 applications accessible from any browser and most mobile devices through an App. It is accessible by logging in to office.com. All you need is a connection to the internet, and you can access your files from anywhere. There is also the option to sync OneDrive to your desktop device for offline access.

Other great benefits of OneDrive include automatic saving and version control, and the ability to share and collaborate on documents with others.

For lots of great articles on making the most of OneDrive, login to the Productivity Hub using your Griffith credentials.

H Drive

H Drive is available from common use computers via My Computer on the desktop. If you save your files here, you will be able to access them from any common use computer at any campus.

However, if you’re using one of our library laptops, you’ll need to use  FileWay  to access H Drive.

If you want to access files saved to H Drive off campus, it does get a tad tricky. You’ll need to login to  Griffith’s VPN  first. You get a quota of 50 MB storage space for H Drive.

It’s also important to remember

  • Saving your work to any other location on common use computers (e.g. the desktop or My Documents) will result in deletion when you log out or turn off the computer.
  • Backup, backup, backup your files! Along with Microsoft OneDrive and H Drive, you could save to a USB or email the file to yourself.

For further information, check out our  Storing your files  webpage.

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