Student File Shares
About Student File Shares
Information Technology & Innovation offers network file storage or Student File Shares for all current WestConn students to save their academic documents and data. Use of the Student File Shares implies acceptance of the university's Policies and Guidelines for Computer Use.
Getting a file share
When your Windows Account is created, your Student File Share is automatically generated.
Who can access my files?
Faculty, staff, and students other than yourself do not have the ability to read, change, or delete your files in your individual File Share.
Accessing your Student File Share
Information Technology & Innovation supports access to your Student File Share only from university-owned equipment on campus.
Although WestConn does not restrict you from accessing your individual Student File Share from the Internet, Information Technology & Innovation cannot support this due to the factors outside of our control (e.g. corporate firewalls and proxy servers as well ISP policies often prohibit this type of data access).
On-campus: Windows workstations:
- For Windows users, your file storage will be available on the H:\ drive;
- your individual storage location will be H:\username (e.g. H:\Smith001)
On-campus: Macintosh OS X computers:
Click on the Finder icon in the dock;
- click on the Finder icon in the dock;
- from the top Finder menu, choose Go:
- from the drop-down menu, choose "Connect to server";
- under Server address, enter the network path: smb://w-homer/xfer$/yourusername, click Connect.
- enter the domain of which your account exists ( W-WCSU-LOCAL), then enter your username and password.
- a window will appear, showing your folder that contains your file share.
Off-campus: Windows & Mac computers:
You can also access your file share outside of our local network (e.g. off campus, in the residence halls). Visit http://www.wcsu.edu/remoteaccess/ for more information.