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File storage: your space on the network

If you save to the Kent network, files are backed up daily (so safer from disk failure, loss or theft than your own device).

Accessing your network folders

You can access your folder using student/staff PCs, or from your own computer (on and off campus, when connected to the network). Student can save up to 300MB.

Using student PCs

Save to the Z drive or Documents folder; its your personal folder on the Kent network. To view it click Start, Computer and click the Z: folder: its name contains your username.

Staff PCs

Click Start, Computer and save to your Z drive or departmental drive under network locations. Don't use the Documents folder, the Desktop or the computer's hard drive as they are not backed up. Apply for access to folders/resources

Accessing your files and folders

How to set up access to your folder: you can use a student or staff PC, or your own computer/laptop, from on or off campus.

To disconnect a mapped drive

Windows: right-click on the folder and select Disconnect. Mac: click and drag the folder to the Trash can on the Dock.

Back up your work

If you save your work to portable devices a copy on the Kent network too (don't have the only copy on your device!). Save your contact details to a file named 'Owner' so that lost devices can be returned.

Many students lose work opened from email attachments: ensure you 'Save As'!

Files deleted from within networked folders are not recoverable from the recycle bin.

Connected via WiFi or VPN?

When working on a file from the network, save a copy onto your computer while you are editing it and save it back when done, or you risk losing work if your connection drops.

 

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Last Updated: 11/02/2014