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The F: Drive is accessible off campus and from non-Drew computers/devices as well. Using a web browser, go the https://myfiles.drew.edu/ and you will see all of your network drives. You will use your Drew uLogin information here. Learn more at MyFiles.

Departmental Drives (Fac/Staff Only)

Faculty and Staff also have access to the O: drive, commonly referred to as the G: drive (this is your shortcut directly to your departmental folder) for their storage needs. It can be accessed like the F: drive. Your G: drive will be shared with everyone in your department. DO NOT save personal or private data there.

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You can learn more about Google Drive and its storage options by following this link: https://support.google.com/drive/?hl=enat the G Suite Learning Center for Drive.

Physical Drives

Flash Drives

Flash Drives are small, portable storage devices. These can hold anywhere from 1 GB - 50 GB nowadays . Some (some even more). While they are getting less expensive as time and technology advances, the more storage it offers, the more expensive the device typically is. These are helpful for transporting important files around with you.

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External Hard Drives are exactly what they sound like. They are large storage devices, many having 1 TB or more for storage. These are the best options for backing up your computer's files since it they typically has have the most storage space. Some come with programs installed to help you back up your files up with, but most are just plug-in then drag and drop. 

To back up your files in Windows:

 

  1. Open Backup and Restore by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start buttonImage Removed, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Backup and Restore.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • If you've never used Windows Backup before, click Set up backup, and then follow the steps in the wizard. Administrator permission requiredImage Removed If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    • If you've created a backup before, you can wait for your regularly scheduled backup to occur, or you can manually create a new backup by clicking Back up nowAdministrator permission requiredImage Removed If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

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Backup and Restore or Time Machine

You can find instructions on creating backups for the following computer operating systems at the sites below. 

Mobile Devices

We would be remiss if we didn't remind you to also back up any files - we're looking at you, photographs! - saved to your phone. Both iPhones and Androids will offer to save your content to the cloud automatically. Consider looking over what set up you are using to make sure you continue to have access to everything important to you.