This article contains information for University staff only.       

This article provides information on using the K drive to share files in an area accessible to both staff and students.


The K drive is a place to store documents that you would like to share.  Different areas are accessible to different groups of people.

Please contact Service Desk, if you are:

  • not sure where to save your files
  • concerned about who has access to a particular area
  • wanting any advice on using the K drive

Please note the preferred storage for shared documents is Google Drive.

For Corporate shared documents. use the Electronic Document Management system (EDM).

Any files that only you need access to should be stored on your N drive. The K drive is only for files that need to be shared.

Previous versions of files stored on the K drive can be accessed in the same way as described here for the N drive.

For further guidance on storing your work, please see here

The K drive from anywhere

You can access the K drive wherever you are (on or off campus) by choosing the appropriate article below:

The K drive on a PC

To access the K drive on a PC, select the yellow folder icon on the taskbar, then select Computer.

To acccess the K drive on a Windows 10 machine, select 'This PC' on the desktop (can also be accessed from the Start menu, select Start, select File Explorer, select This PC).


Request K drive rights

To request rights to the K drive, please complete the 'K Drive Access' Self Service request.  The K drive request form should be completed by the applicant and subsequently authorised by a line manager.


For further help and assistance, please contact the IS Service Desk:

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