All users will have permissions to their MyFiles (O: Drive). See Viewing network folders for connecting from your own computer.
Access to Departmental Filestores is restricted by permissions to keep the files confidential. Follow the steps below to gain access.
To request permission to access a network folder (or "remote drive" or "filestore"), please ask your line manager or a relevant manager to request a change of access from the IT Service Desk. We will need the full path to the folder (see below) and clarification if it is read-only or edit access requested.
There is a Filestore Permissions form that includes most filestores.
If you are requesting access for somebody to request access to a filestore, you will need the full path of the network folder to ask for permission or to set up access to it. Someone with existing access to the filestore can follow these steps (on a Windows computer) to obtain the drive path. Add the folder path (e.g. it\sample\folder) to the end for the full path.
* On Windows XP there is no search box. Instead use Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt
Bristol staff and students should be able to access their filestores using the eduroam wireless service on campus or, from home, the staff or student remote desktop or the UoB VPN Service from home. Note that the remote desktops will automatically connect you to most filestores you have permission to access.
Staff: Do you have access to personal or confidential data? Take extreme care when processing data. Personal data can only be processed under strictly limited circumstances, and never on computers not owned by the University. See Processing data.
For staff, Network places, in most cases, will follow you whichever University computer you are using and is the recommended approach for accessing a University network folder.
Mapped drives, using drive letters, are actively discouraged. Please create a Network Place instead.