User:Rewood/Network Drives Help
Defines and discusses the basics and uses of network drives.
Network drives what are they?
When a user logs onto the network, the computer accesses files located on the server and creates a shortcut to them inside of MY COMPUTER. There are several reasons for these drives:
First, since the files on these drives can be accessed anywhere on campus, users don't have to bother saving their documents to a floppy disk if they have to change computers. Most importantly, this ensures that the users' important files are not affected by power failure or system crashes on the local computer.
Network drives where are they?
Network drives are on several servers. They are located on the Textiles Campus and on NCSU's main campus. They are backed up every night.
What is the H: drive?
This is the user's personal drive. It can only be accessed by the user. This drives allows users to store important files safely and securely. However, space is limited to 50 MB.
Where is the H: drive?
The H drive is located on NCSU's main campus.
What is the K: drive?
This is the user's personal drive. It is the same drive as the H: drive except a different letter on some systems. It can only be accessed by the user. This drives allows users to store important files safely and securely. However, space is limited to 50 MB.
Where is the K: drive?
The K drive has the location as the H: drive, on NCSU's main campus.
What is the M: drive?
This drive is used for system files by the network administrators to keep the network and PC Labs running smoothly.
Where is the M: drive?
The M drive is on Lexpo5. In "MY Computer" it should look like this -Apps on 'lexpo5' (M:).
What is the P: drive?
This is a shared drive that is used by the faculty, staff, and students to share files with each other. The COMMON directory has full read and write access and allows users to share files with anyone on the network. However, it is periodically cleaned out and therefore shouldn't be used to save important files.
Where is the P: drive?
P drive is also located on Lexpo5. In "MY Computer" it should look like this -public on 'lexpo5' (P:).