The Home directory is a personal, secure area where you can save files that you are working on. Whenever you log on to the university's system you are automatically connected to your own saved files. The home directory is located under "Computer" and has a name that corresponds with your username.
Your home directory works just like a folder. You can create files and folders, and delete and rename them. The size of your home directory is limited to 2GB. The home directory is located on the university's server and is beeing backed up on a regular basis.
is used by various software installed on university computers including settings files. You can not save anything here.
Here teachers can upload files and folders that may be needed before and during a laboratory experiment. Students can open or copy files that are here, but can not save anything.
is an area where all students can save and delete files temporarily, so here you should not save files you want to keep. Important to know is that the IT department can NOT restore files that disappeared from T: \. IT department cleans this area periodically and deletes all files.
The files in the Home directory can also be accessed from any internet connected computer via the system My Files. Go to My Files at the bottom of this page or by logging in to MyPage.
Important to remember:
- It is good to have multiple copies of the most important files.
- USB flash drives are good but they can easily break or get lost. Be sure to store your files on at least one more drive e.g. your homedirectory, H:.
- Do not save any files in "My Documents" on the university's computers. My documents is connected to the local disk drive C: \ and the files here can be deleted at any time. You have to actively choose to save at H:.