Personal Network Storage

All students, faculty, and staff are given a personal storage space on the Amherst network. Often called “Userfiles” or the “U drive”, it provides safe, secure, backed-up storage for files that you don’t need to share with others.

Department Network Storage

Most administrative departments have access to a department network share that is automatically accessible to all members of the department. In addtion, a pilot program is underway to create department network shares for academic departments.

Access Network Storage Shares Mac

How to access your userfiles (a.k.a. U: drive), department network storage shares, project network shares on Storage, and other network shares from a Mac computer.

Map a Network Storage Share to a Drive Letter in Windows

A network share is a place on a file server where individuals and groups can store and access files. Files stored on a network share are accessible to anyone who has permissions to the share; such files are also backed up automatically, which relieves you of that burden.

On a Windows computer, local storage volumes have letter shortcuts. For example, the first hard drive in a Windows system is by convention given the shortcut "C:" and called the "C drive."