Where should you store your files?Posted: July 21, 2017
You’ve worked hard on your study notes and assignments, so you want to make sure you are saving those files in a secure space. Which, by the way, is not to the desktop of our computers.
So, where should you store these files? Let us tell you!
When you’re using the common-use computers on campus, you’ve got two main options: H Drive, and Google Drive.
H Drive is available from common use computers via My Computer on the desktop. If you save your files here, you will be able to access them from any common use computer at any campus.
Though if you’re using one of our library laptops, you’ll need to use FileWay to access H Drive.
If you want to access files saved to H Drive off campus it does get a tad tricky. You’ll need to login to Griffith’s VPN first. You get a quota of 50MB storage space for H Drive.
Google Drive is connected to your student email account. It’s accessible from any computer browser and most mobile devices. All you need is a connection to the internet and you’re sweet to access it anywhere.
You also get unlimited storage space on your Google Drive – that’s right, unlimited. Take a squiz at our post on using Google Drive for further info.
It’s also important to remember:
- Saving your work to any other location on common use computers (e.g. the desktop or My Documents) will result in deletion when you log out or turn off the computer.
- Backup, backup, backup your files! Along with Google Drive and H Drive, you could save to a USB or email the file to yourself.