W&L Network File Storage Frequently Asked Questions

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File Service to be Discontinued

The file storage resources described on this page are being discontinued at the end of the 2018-19 academic year. Employees and students are strongly encouraged to use Box for their file storage and collaboration needs.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff automatically have access to these secure, backed-up, network storage resources at W&L:

  • Private storage
    • Faculty/Staff users H Drive on myVi
    • Faculty/Staff users H Drive on Windows computers
    • Faculty users on a Mac
      • Select Go on the menu bar
      • Choose Connect to Server
        • cifs://mfsacad1/AcadFacHome1/<username> (last names A-G)
        • cifs://mfsacad1/AD.WLU.EDU/AcadFacHome2/<username> (last names H-O)
        • cifs://mfsacad1/AD.WLU.EDU/AcadFacHome3/<username> (last names P-Z)
    • Staff users on a Mac
      • Select Go on the menu bar
      • Choose Connect to Server
      • cifs://Mfsadm1/AdmHome/<username>
  • Departmental storage - This storage is shared by all members of your department
    • Faculty/Staff users I drive on myVi
    • Faculty/Staff users I drive on Windows computers
    • Staff users on a Mac
      • Select Go on the menu bar
      • Choose Connect to Server
      • smb://mfsadm1/AdmShared

  • Course work: L drive Course-specific folders for faculty members and students. Each course is provided a folder structure for providing handouts, sharing data, electronic turn-in of assignments, and returning student work with grades and feedback. (See How to use Box for sharing files with students enrolled in courses)
    • Faculty users L Drive on myVI
    • Faculty users L Drive on Windows computer
    • Faculty user on a Mac
      • Go up to the "Go" item on the menu bar'
      • Choose "Connect to Server"
      • Enter the following: cifs://mfsacad1/AcadShared/

Students

Students automatically have access to these secure, backed-up, network storage resources at W&L:

  • Private storage
    • Student users H Drive on myVi
    • Student users on a Mac
      • Select Go on the menu bar
      • Choose Connect to Server
      • Enter the following: cifs://mfsacad1/AcadStuHome1/<year> /<username>
      • An example would be Jane Doe, class of 2019
        • cifs://mfsacad1/AcadStuHome1/2019/doej19
  • Course work: L drive Course-specific folders for faculty members and students. Each course is provided a folder structure for providing handouts, sharing data, electronic turn-in of assignments, and returning student work with grades and feedback.
    • Student users L Drive on myVI
    • Student users L Drive on Windows computer
    • Student user on a Mac
      • Go up to the "Go" item on the menu bar'
      • Choose "Connect to Server"
      • Enter the following: cifs://mfsacad1/AcadShared/

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