Oh no! All my files are gone!


Your USB flash drive will fail. University assignments, job applications, and photos of your monumental summer vacay will eventually be corrupted or lost by that tiny, portable drive.

It will happen. You are crazy if you think it won’t. USB flash drives (also known as USB keys or thumb drives) are infuriatingly fickle and unreliable.

To avoid digital disaster, you should have at least three backup and recovery processes for your files. We strongly recommend saving work to your network storage drive (H: drive) and Google Drive. Maybe even email a copy to your Griffith email account for good measure!

H: drive is available from the common-use computer desktop or via FileWay through your browser. If accessing off campus you will need login to Griffith’s VPN software first. All students are given a quota of 50MB for their H: drive usage.

Google Drive is available from any computer browser and most mobile devices. Griffith staff and students have unlimited storage. You can store files up to 5TB each.

Your Griffith email account has unlimited quota.  This means you can store as many emails in your mailbox as you like!

For information about storing your files at Griffith University, see the Student Computing page. For information about your Google Apps account, see the Griffith University Google Apps Support Page.