As part of your personal computing account you have access to a secure personal folder (H: Drive) where you should save your work. The H:Drive is accessed through the My Computer icon on the desktop.
You must NOT save any of your work to the C:Drive or directly to the Desktop. These drives are located on the computer itself and if a problem occurs with the PC there is a greater chance that your work will be lost.
Personal File store area
All members of staff are automatically given 300MB of storage space. If this is not sufficient you can request increased space by contacting the ISA Helpdesk.
Shared File store area
A shared filestore area is to allow more than one person to collaborate on documents using a single, network-based location.
Shared filestore areas are designed for many-to-many collaboration using desktop computers connected to the University LAN; for distributing documents on a read-only basis, you may find the University VLE, Blackboard, more appropriate.
By default an allocation of 500MB is set for an individual shared area, however this can be increased should it be required.
Request a new shared file store area
All files on your H: drive are backed up to the University Central Backup system each night. The backups are kept on tape for a period of up to 2 months.
Information about restoring deleted files
All of the computers within the University are routinely scanned and cleared of viruses.