W&L Network File Storage Frequently Asked Questions

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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.
    • 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 H Drive on Windows computer
    • 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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