Your N drive where files can be saved when using University computers and storage capacity quotas. Your N drive is always available whenever you log into a PC or Mac on campus. You can also access your files on your N drive anywhere in the world. See below for more details.

  • You can access your N drive on a PC by double clicking on This PC on the desktop. This PC window
  • You can access your N drive on a Mac by selecting your home folder on the Finder sidebar N drive Mac


Each student N drive has a 20GB storage capacity. Note that your Google Drive has unlimited space.

  • You can view your quota from a University PC by double clicking This PC on the desktop then right clicking your N drive from the list of network drives, then select Properties. The General tab will show you the amount of space you are currently using and the amount of space you have left.
  • N drive quota
  • You can view your quota from a University Mac by selecting your N drive (home directory) from the sidebar and choose i. After a few moments, the size of your N drive is shown in the information window. N drive quota Mac
    Please note that the Macs do not give a warning message if the capacity of N drive is reached. You will receive an email stating that you should clean your N drive before that.

Restoring files

Files/folders can be restored from your N drive for up to 3 weeks after they have been modified. Read more...

Your N drive from anywhere

You can access your N drive wherever you are (on or off campus). See the related articles, Connect to N and K drives (windows), Connect to N and K drives (Mac OSX) and Connect to N and K drives (Linux) on how to access your N drive from anywhere.

System files

Your N drive contains vital system configuration files without which you will be unable to use the computer systems. The simple rule is: Do not delete any files or folders that you did not create.

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