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Network Storage, Access, Sharing, Backups, and Websites

OneDrive for Storage

  • Use OneDrive for file storage, and shariung: sign in with your and password
  •  i:/ drive and FILR files moved to OneDrive as of May 6, 2024.
  • I:/ drive (all files are view only): - July 2 (Tuesday): Will no longer be available off-campus unless connected to the VPN and on July 31 (Wednesay) i:/ drive will no longer be available and fully retired.
  • FILR (all files are view only): July 31 (Wednesay): Will no longer be available.
    • Note: Shared public links in FILR will still work until December 18, 2024 (Wednesday), when FILR will no longer be available will be fully retired.
What kind and how much Network Storage is available to Students?
How do I access my files?
File Upload and Sharing Service for large files
  • As an alternative to emailing large files, you can upload files for retrieval by others.
  • Access file upload services at
  • You will be provided a link that you can copy and paste into an email.
  • Files are available for 30 days.
I:\ Drive for Personal Storage (No Longer Available, use OneDrive)

Students are allotted 25 GB of personal network space for storage.

For storage, please use OneDrive

  • I:/ drive - July 2 (Tuesday): Will no longer be available off-campus unless connected to the VPN and on July 31 (Wednesay) i:/ drive will no longer be available and fully retired.
WebDrive (No Longer Available, Map drives with CIFS instead)
  • On your primary work computer system, drives should connect automatically when you login to the system.
  • On personal computers/laptops, you will need to set up CIFS to map network drives separately.

Options like Webdrive, FILR and Kanaka are no longer available.

Secure Daily Backups and Archives for Storage
  • Files stored on U of R network servers are backed up securely on a daily basis.
  • Data is also archived weekly, monthly, and yearly.
  • It is recommended you store files on a network drive, instead of a local computer drive, to ensure the data is security stored and backed up.
What happens to my stored files when I leave the U of R?
  • Ensure that you download any files you wish to keep, when you are finished at the U of R.
  • Files stored in OneDrive are considered personal and are deleted when you leave the University.

One Drive: Store, Share, and Edit Files

OneDrive allows you to store your documents, photos, and folders in a secure cloud and access them from anywhere, share them with other people, and sync them across your devices.

  • Sign in to OneDrive with your and password.
  • If needed, you can still view files in FILR, but you can no longer save or share files.
    • FILR - July 31 (Wednesay): Will no longer be available. Note: Shared public links in FILR will still work until December 18, 2024 (Wednesday), when FILR will no longer be available will be fully retired.

Free Student Website Space!

URL for Personal Website and Create first main Webpage

URL for Personal Website

The URL for your personal website is

Create first main Webpage

  • Note: Web design software is not provided.
  • You can create your .HTML files in any commonly available web design program, such as Dreamweaver, MS Sharepoint Designer, Google Web Designer, or CoffeeCup.
  • Create your webpage first, then upload the files to your space on the server (
  • Your main webpage file must be named index.html
  • HTML files can be transferred to your account using SSH file transfer software.
How do I Upload my Webpage Files to the Server?
  1. Once both PuTTY and winSCP have been installed, open winSCP from Start-Programs menu.
  2. Enter Host name:, Port number: 22 (Note: You may have to click NEW... at the top right to get the 'Session' window with blank Host name to open).
  3. Enter your usual username and password (Note: remaining fields can be left blank).
  4. Click Login (Note: You may get a "server host key not found" error, if so, click Yes to continue).
  5. You will now be connected to your personal files, with your C: drive on the left side, and your I: drive files on the right side.
  6. Double-Click the public_html directory on the right side to open it.
  7. Navigate through the folders on the LEFT side to where you have stored your index.html file.
  8. Click and drag the index.html file over to the RIGHT side and click Copy in the pop up window.
  9. If you are modifying an existing file that is already there, it will prompt you that the file exists. Click Yes to overwrite the old file with the new version.
  10. Continue dragging any other webpage files and images that you need for your website.
File Transfers from UR Web Server and SSH Setup
  • Transferring files to the UR web server must be done using SSH protocol. SSH login to uses your usual username and password.
  • The server is able to provide secure file and terminal access via the openSSH suite.
  • You need to download and install the appropriate ssh/scp/sftp clients, if not already installed on the computer system you are using.

FTP access through has been disabled due to security concerns, and is no longer supported.

Windows Systems Setup

Non-UofR Users

The source location for PuTTY and WinSCP are located at:

Mac Systems Setup

  • MacOS has a built-in SSH client called Terminal. Search for Terminal to open the program.

Linux Systems Setup

  • Linux, *nix, BSD, and related platforms will use the openSSH suite which is generally installed by default.
  • Information about openSSH can be found at
How do I Delete my Webpage
  1. You need to delete the index.html file in the public_html directory on the RIGHT hand side.
    Click the file once so it is highlighted, then click the red X at the bottom to delete or press F8.
    Be very careful you are not deleting anything on the LEFT hand side, which is your current C: drive files. 
  2. You should also delete the remaining files in the public_html directory if you do not want them to be accessible online.
For further information or assistance, contact the IS Service Desk (formerly, IT Support Centre).

WiFi and Wired Internet

When on campus choose eduroam WiFi or wired Internet.

Network Connectivity and VPN

VPN provides a secure connection to the University of Regina network from off-campus.

Computer Labs

Computers are available to access storage, sharing, backups, and building your website.

Free WiFi

  • eduroam is used campus-wide.

System Outages and Maintenance

  • If you are having application or network access issues, please check for a system outage or scheduled system maintenance.