Network Drives, Online Storage, and Access

Where can I save my files?

Saving files to your computer hard-drive is not recommended as they are not backed up

Novell personal storage drive -  I:\ Drive

-    This is your personal network backed up storage.  
-    You have 25GB of personal space.
-    Save documents here instead of on your computer hard drive as I:\ is backed up nightly.
-    Don’t save documents here you need to share with other members of your team.
-    Files stored here are considered personal and are deleted when you leave the University

Novell network drive -  T:\ Drive (or other letter designation)

-    Shared network resource, all network drives are backed up nightly.
-    Perfect for sharing files with your department team members.
-    Not used for personal documents, designed for work related documents for team use.
-    Administrators can control who has access to folders
-    Files stored here are considered institutional and belong the organization, they remain after you leave.

Novell FILR file storage and sharing service

-    Pronounced “filer,” located at https://filr.uregina.ca
-    You have 100GB of personal cloud storage
-    More information: http://www.uregina.ca/is/infrastructure/network/FILR/UofRWhyUseFILR.html
-    Store files in FILR, and access them from any internet browser, anywhere, at any time.
-    Desktop software can be installed, as well as an app for your phone and/or tablet.
-    Can also access your Personal I:\ drive and Network drives like T:\ through FILR
-    Best used for sharing documents with other users, including non-U of R and off campus users

How do I access my files?

Access saved files through Novell, FILR, Netstorage, Webdrive (Windows or Mac) or Kanaka (for Mac)

Novell client software

-    Novell is the standard network access on campus
-    Computers provided through the Evergreen program have Novell installed
-    Novell can be installed on a laptop or other system, but there are other options for accessing the files
-    Best for users on campus
-    Can access files stored in personal I:\ drive and network drives like T:\
-    Cannot access files stored in FILR

FILR

-    Access online https://filr.uregina.ca, using desktop client software, or using app on phone or tablet.
-    Provides access to files stored in FILR
-    Also provides access to your personal I:\ drive, in FILR it is called the “Home” folder
-    Also provides access to other Novell network drives like T:\
-    Option to share files or folders with anyone, not just U of R staff
-    Can be accessed from anywhere online

Netstorage

-    Located at https://netstorage.cc.uregina.ca
-    Easy access to all your network drives, from any internet browser, anywhere, at any time.
-    Perfect for working on the go, not on your regular computer
-    Can download, edit, and re-upload files if you’re working remotely.
-    Not used to share files with other users, unless they have access to the same network folder.
-    Can access files stored in personal I:\ drive and network drives like T:\
-    Cannot access files stored in FILR

WebDrive

-    Installed program on your computer which lets you log in to view network drives in a more familiar way (network drives are located in Start >> Computer).
-    Perfect for working on your personal computer at home, and accessing network drives
-    Easy to open, edit, and save files; no need to download, edit, and re-upload.
-    Not used to share files with other users, unless they have access to the same network folder.
-    Windows version and Mac OS version, available from our Downloads page: http://www.uregina.ca/is/infrastructure/network/downloads/index.html
-    Can access files stored in personal I:\ drive and network drives like T:\
-    Cannot access files stored in FILR

Kanaka

-    Macintosh only program, available from our Downloads page: http://www.uregina.ca/is/infrastructure/network/downloads/mac.html
-    Used on campus on Macs in place of Novell.
-    Can be used on your personal computer off campus, only if you have VPN installed.
-    Easy to open, edit, and save files; no need to download, edit, and re-upload.
-    Not used to share files with other users, unless they have access to the same network folder.
-    Can access files stored in personal I:\ drive and network drives like T:\
-    Cannot access files stored in FILR