Your P or Personal Drive
When you open My Computer on your computer you will see a drive called "[your NetID] on Jackson\Personal". This drive is your personal drive. No one can access it but you. On this drive, you may store work-related files, images, or documents. In addition, you can log on to any computer on campus in the Keene_State domain and access your P Drive. Each user will be allowed 1GB of space on the file storage server. If you reach the amount allocated to you and you try to drag another document onto your drive, you will receive a message informing you that youre over quota. Until you decrease the size of your folder by removing some items from your P: drive, you will be unable to move that document.
Best practice use for the Personal Drive
Documents that do NOT synchronize include: Outlook Personal Folders (files with a .pst extension) and Access databases (files with a .mdb extension). If you store either of these kinds of files on your P Drive and the network becomes unavailable, you will not be able to access them until the your network connection is restored. In addition, when you log off your computer, you will receive an error indicating the files that could not be synchronized.
All documents located in your P Drive will be backed up every night. In case of accidental file deletion, you may fill out a Data Restore Request Form and the document will be restored to your P Drive.A few things you should know about file recovery:
Click on Start and you will see My Documents in the top right corner. Right-click on the My Documents icon and select Show on Desktop if you would like to access My Documents through a shortcut on your desktop. If not, right-click the My Documents icon and choose Properties. Select the General tab and you will see the size.
Contact the HelpDesk at x82532 and request that your P Drive quota be increased.
Open Explorer and size the window so that you can see your desktop. Drag and drop the P Drive icon from Explorer to your desktop.
Important: Close all applications when moving your documents to the file server. Do not cancel the transfer process. If the network becomes unavailable during the transfer process, contact the HelpDesk at x82532.For PC Users
If you have a Mac that is running OS X 10.3 and above, you may access your P Drive as follows:
Once your My Documents folder has been transferred, right-click on the My Documents icon on your desktop or in Explorer and select Make Available Offline. This will start the Offline Files Wizard. Click Next at the first screen. Make sure that Automatically synchronize the Offline Files when I log on and log off my computer is checked and click Next. You may choose to enable reminders and create a shortcut to your Offline Files on your desktop. Click Finish.
Note: Because the initial synchronization can take some time, we suggest you run the wizard during your lunch hour so the synchronization can take place while you are away from your desk.
The next dialogue box asks what files you want to make available offline. Choose the default and click OK. The synchronization process will begin.
Hint: Move any Access databases or Outlook Personal Folders stored in your My Documents folder to the root of your P Drive or you will receive an error every time your files are synchronized with the server.
Navigate to the document(s) you want to move to your P Drive, select them, and drag and drop them on the P Drive shortcut on your desktop.
Note: The instructions for moving your Personal Folders are fairly complicated. Please contact the HelpDesk at x82532 for assistance.