File Storage

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Faculty and Staff File Storage

Server Storage

Every faculty and staff account has a personal file area on the server for saving files. PC users are automatically connected to this file area as the M: drive when they log into the network. Mac users in offices can connect to their share at: smb://kfiles/khornet$ where khornet is your username.

Many departments have network file shares which store shared and collaborative information within a department. To request a department share, please contact the Help Desk.

Storage Quotas

To judiciously maintain the College’s limited resources, Information Services implements and enforces quotas on network file shares. Faculty and Staff M Drives have a quota of 512MB.

Note: You cannot save data to your M Drive if it is over its quota. If your M drive is already over quota, you will need to remove files to bring it under quota, either by moving them to external media like CD, flash drive, or your computer, or by deleting them.

Team Sites

Team Sites provides file storage and group documentation libraries for a range of standing committees and teams on campus. View our Team Sites Tutorials page for more information on the following:

OneDrive

Kalamazoo College faculty and staff have access to OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage. OneDrive keeps your files safe, allows you to access files from any device, and also offers offline access.

Access your OneDrive login using your full Kalamazoo College email and password on the OneDrive website.

OneDrive Help

For more information on storing files with OneDrive contact the Help Desk at HelpDesk@kzoo.edu or by viewing the following tutorials by Microsoft:

Student File Storage

Students have personal file areas accessible when they log into lab systems. They are encouraged to save class-related files on the network where they will be backed up rather than on the local lab hard drive where they will be lost.

OneDrive

All Kalamazoo College students have access to OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage. OneDrive keeps your files safe, allows you to access files from any device, and also offers offline access.

Access your OneDrive login using your full Kalamazoo College email and password on the OneDrive website.

OneDrive Help

For more information on storing files with OneDrive contact the Help Desk at HelpDesk@kzoo.edu or by viewing the following tutorials by Microsoft:

Server Storage

Every student account has a personal file area on the server for saving files and can be accessed on campus lab computers. PC users are automatically connected to this file area as the M: drive when they log into the network. Mac users can connect to their share at: smb://kfiles/khornet$ where khornet is your username.

Storage Quotas

To judiciously maintain the College’s limited resources, Information Services implements and enforces quotas on network file shares. Student M Drives have a quota of 256MB.

Note: You cannot save data to your M Drive if it is over its quota. If your M drive is already over quota, you will need to remove files to bring it under quota, either by moving them to external media like CD, flash drive, or your computer, or by deleting them.

File Recovery

If you have a file recovery need, contact the Help Desk at HelpDesk@kzoo.edu. It is the responsibility of the user to backup files on desktop PCs. For that reason, we recommend saving files to your network drive rather than the local PC disk.

Class Shares

Information Services provides network shares on a per class basis on request. These shares are accessible from all campus computer labs, faculty and staff computers, and student computers connected to Resnet.

Accessing Class Shares from a PC

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. In the Address Bar, type the name of the share.
    1. Formatting examples:
      1. \\kfiles\Public\classes\cls_FACULTY where (FACULTY stands for the instructor’s username)
  3. Click “Go” or press Enter.

This will open the class share folder and you should have access to the files. If you are accessing the share from a non-college owned computer (i.e. your personal laptop) you will be prompted to logon with your “K” username and password.

Accessing Class Shares from a Mac

  1. In Finder, click on “Go” then “Connect to Server.”
  2. For Server Address, type the name of the share in the following format: smb://kfiles/Public/classes/cls_FACULTY
  3. Click “Connect.”

This will open the class share folder and you should have access to the files. If you are accessing the share from a non-college owned computer (i.e. your personal laptop) you will be prompted to logon with your “K” username and password.