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Network File Storage

Samford's network file storage provides access to data stored on the Microsoft file server. All computers connected to Samford's Microsoft domain have three default network file storage locations available. The table below shows the names of the three data storage locations and the general purpose for each.

Available Network Drives

Drive Name

Description

departments on 'samfordstorage.ad.samford.edu' (W:)

Files or folders shared within your department

public on 'samfordstorage.ad.samford.edu' (X:)

Files accessible, in read-only mode, to all university employees

yourusername on 'samfordstorage.ad.samford.edu' (Z:)

2 gigabytes of storage space for your personal files

Note: It is recommended that the use of Netfiles on tablets or smartphones be used in conjunction with a “webdav” enabled app available for your device, such as Good Reader for the iPad/Iphone. An error page will display when opening a file through Netfiles that cannot be recognized by the tablet or smartphone. 

 


Using an operating system not listed here?  You can manually map a drive to these locations without using an installer.  Just use the following address in a file/internet browser address bar:

 

·         https://netfiles.samford.edu/Departments (for the W:)

·         https://netfiles.samford.edu/Public (for the X:)

·         https://netfiles.samford.edu/homedir/<your username> (for the Z:)

 


Mapping the above locations to a drive letter might require more technical aid than can be offered here.  Feel free to contact our Help Desk at extension 2662 for further assistance.

 

 


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