Network File Storage Organization
St. Olaf provides networked storage space for use by students, faculty, and staff. This storage space is available from all college-owned computers on campus and may also be downloaded on personal computers from campus.
There are five network folders listed below. Click the link to learn more.
- "Users" or H: drive--contains personal files
- "Shared" or S: drive--contains sharing directory
- "Classes" or L: drive--contains items for classes
- "Prime" or P: drive--contains installations and applications
- "WWW" or W: drive--contains St. Olaf webpages
Use this folder to store private documents not intended to be shared with others. The users volume contains a personal folder for every user at St. Olaf. Each user only has access to their own personal folder. This folder also houses your personal web pages (in a folder called "www"), if you've created any.
Users have a 100MB disk quota on their personal folder. Disk quota increases are granted for academic/administrative purposes only and can be requested via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Macintosh systems, a user's personal folder appears as an icon labeled "users" on the desktop. Within this icon you will see one folder, your personal folder.
On Windows systems, a user's personal folder appears as the H: drive in My Computer.
Shared directories are used by groups of people to share files. Access to a particular shared directory is typically limited to a group of a few users.
To request a new shared directory, e-mail email@example.com with a name for the directory and a list of users who should be granted access. Each new shared directory will have a disk quota of 50MB. Requests for space increases can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Macs, you will see an icon labeled 'shared'. Within 'shared' you will see any shared directories to which you have been granted access.
On PCs, shared directories appear as the S: drive in My Computer.
A class directory is automatically created each term for each class section. Students are automatically granted access to those classes for which they are registered. Likewise, when faculty (and TAs) sign up for their course mailing lists, they will be granted access to the corresponding class directory.
To facilitate faculty preparing class directories for upcoming semesters, these directories will be made available in advance of the start of the semester. Also, previous semester class directories will be available for a time after the end of the semester.
Each class directory has a disk quota of 100MB. Faculty can request disk quota increases for class directories via e-mail to email@example.com.
On Macs, you will see an icon labeled 'classes'. Within 'classes' you will see any class directories to which you have access.
On PCs, class directories appear on the L: drive.
Explanation of the directories within a class directory
Each class directory is automatically created with the following directory structure:
- Used to store materials used by the class (such as a syllabus, papers, etc)
- Students can only read the files in this directory, they cannot make changes.
- Faculty have full read and write access.
- Only used by faculty and TAs to store private information about the class (such as class lists, grades, etc).
- This directory is hidden from students so they can neither see nor make changes to the files.
- Faculty have full read and write access to this directory.
- A place where groups of students can collaborate on documents.
- Both students and faculty have read and write access to the files in this directory.
- Faculty should remind students of the ideas of academic integrity and to not delete or change other students' work.
- Used by the Library to put "e-reserves" or documents that you have placed on reserve and which they have scanned and created electronic versions of.
- Students and faculty can
only read the files in this folder; they cannot make changes.
Users have read-only access to these applications and installers. This directory contains a number of sub-directories:
- Apps – Windows applications
- Installs – Windows application installers and drivers
- Mac Apps – Macintosh applications
- Mac Installs – Macintosh application installers and drivers
- Printing - Printer drivers for both Windows and Macintosh systems
On Macs, you will see an icon labeled 'prime'.
On PCs, the Prime volume is mapped to the P: drive.
The www volume contains the files/pages that make up the official college web site. Only users maintaining department, office, or organization web sites can make changes to contents.
Personal web sites (those appearing under http://www.stolaf.edu/people/) are not accessed through this volume, but are stored in the Personal Folders for each user (see above).
On Macintosh systems, web site folders appear as an icon labeled "www" on the desktop.
On Windows systems, web site folders appear as the W: drive in My Computer.