The network drives are a digital storage space for your files. They exist on the Drew University servers and act just like the C: drive on your personal computer. You must be connected to the Drew University servers in order to have access to them.
The F: Drive
The F: drive is your personal network drive, a place on the Drew University servers where you can store files. We strongly recommend backing up your important files on the F: drive (or one of the departmental drives, as appropriate)! Even if your computer is destroyed, the files saved to the F: drive will remain available.
To reach the F: drive
Computer Provided by Drew
- Navigate to Computer (in Windows 7)
- Select the F: drive or type F: into the search bar of the Start menu and hit Enter.
- Open Finder
- In the Favorites list on the left, click on the "Drew Network" folder
- Open your F: drive from the main window.
Computer Not Provided by Drew
- MyFiles (myfiles.drew.edu)
- Connecting a Windows computer to Drew Network Drives on campus
- Connecting a Mac computer to Drew Network Drives on campus
The U: Drive
The U: drive is the campus shared drive. People are only able to access the folders here that they have been granted permissions to see.
There are many types of permissions. You may have some or all of them for a given folder:
- Read - Permits viewing and listing of files and subfolders
- Write - Permits adding of files and subfolders
- Read & execute - Permits viewing and listing of files and subfolders as well as executing of files; inherited by files and folders
- List folder contents - Permits viewing and listing of files and subfolders as well as executing of files; inherited by folders only
- Modify - Permits reading and writing of files and subfolders; allows deletion of the folder
- Full Control - Permits reading, writing, changing, and deleting of files and subfolders
Please note: This option is only available to users in Windows. Those on a Mac can access these options by logging into CloudPC and launching Windows Explorer. The U: drive can be accessed the same way as the F: drive. Please be careful when adjusting permissions on your account folders.
To grant other users permissions to your folders
Please note: This option is only available to users in Windows. Those on a Mac can access these options by logging into CloudPC and launching Windows Explorer.
The U: drive can be accessed the same way as the F: drive.
Please be careful when adjusting permissions on your account folders.
The Employee Network Drives (G, O, and P)
The G: drive is the departmental drive and connects to one folder on either the O: drive or the P: drive, depending on the user.
The O: drive is the administrative department drive.
The P: drive is the academic department drive. Academic projects and files should be stored here.
Students do not generally have access to these drives.
These drives are accessed the same way as the F: drive, and user permissions are granted following the steps under "To grant other users permissions to your folders", above.
Course Drives (K, T, and R)
The K: drive is a way for faculty to distribute files to students.
The names of K: drive folders have been changed to include new Banner term codes at the beginning and CRNs at the end. For example: 201610-ANTH-103-A-10011.
ANTH = department
103 = course number
A = section number
10011 = CRN
2016 = Fiscal year
40 = term code Summer
30 = term code Spring
20 = term code Jan
10 = term code Fall
The T: drive contains one folder for each semester you've been at Drew. Inside is what the K: drive showed you during that semester. This archive allows you to find course specific information from earlier in your time at Drew.
The R: drive is the “old attic,” a legacy drive that contains an older system of network software and communication processes. You will generally not need to use this drive and students generally do not have access to it.
Previous course folders going back to Fall 2009 are available on the Drew Network T: Drive (COURSES (\\CAUSEWAY2_T)), and earlier semesters dating back to Fall 2002 can be found on the R: Drive (OLDATTIC (\\CAUSEWAY2_R)).
These drives can be accessed the same way as the F: drive.
Students registered for courses are automatically granted access to the appropriate course folders, which can be found within the relevant semester folder.
The M: Drive
The M: drive holds campus applications (programs). You should only access these files if University Technology directs you to do so.
It can be accessed the same way as the F: drive.
The C: Drive
On a PC, the C: drive is a representation of your computer’s hard drive and is where files and programs are saved by default. As long as you have your computer with you, the C: drive is available.
The I: Drive
On a laptop PC issued by Drew University, there is also an I: drive, a partition of the C: drive. If you save a file (but not a program) on these laptops, it will go to the I: drive by default. Because of this, if the C: drive becomes corrupt and must be reimaged, files saved in the I: drive can sometimes be maintained. If the hard drive itself is damaged, the files cannot always be recovered from either the C: or the I: drives. As long as you have your computer with you, the I: drive is available.