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 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.
Note: When using "Save As", click on the arrow next to the file name to expand the locations you can save to. Choose "Drew Network" from the Favorites list, and then navigate to the desired folder.
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:
To grant other users permissions to your folders
The U: drive can be accessed the same way as the F: drive.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
You can direct others to http://tinyurl.com/MyNetworkDrives so they can also access this information!