As a registered student, you have access to your own private space on the network. In this space, known as a Home Folder, you can save your work. The advantage of using a home folder is that you can access it from any Computing Lab in the University because it is stored centrally on a server. See below for advice on how to access your home folder from off campus / over CampusNet.
Your home folder is private! No-one but you can access the folder or delete it. Please note that there is a limit to how much data the folder can hold. The limit for students is 1GB. If you are over quota when you logon you will see a warning message. Once your limit is reached you will not be able to save anything within the folder, unless you delete unwanted or old files from it.
There has been an increase in numbers of students losing their work on lab computers due to not saving their files correctly. Please see the guidance below:
All students have 1GB of server filestore quota on their home directory. Double click ‘Computer’ on your desktop and you will be able to see how much remaining space is available in your home folder.
If you accidentally delete a file or a folder, you can now reinstate it from up to 4 weeks prior to the current date yourself (without IS intervention). To do this:
You can also use this feature to get back an earlier saved version of a file if, in editing it, you have removed content then saved it, and later want to get that content back.
If you need to recover any files from >4 weeks in the past, you will need to contact the Information Centre to request that our server team check manual backups. These can go as far back as 6 months but may take some time to recover.
If you have any questions about saving your work, please contact us at the Information Centre.
An alternative storage location for your documents is Box, a cloud storage tool. Read more about Box on our dedicated website.
Follow these instructions WHILE CONNECTED TO EDUROAM ON STIRLING CAMPUS
Macs and MacBooks
please see these instructions (read 'eduroam' where it mentions 'campusnet' - new instructions coming soon):