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Mac Tips: Moving Files from the Home Directory

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It is recommended that you save all of your work related files on the S drive or the T drive. These network drives are not only accessible anywhere on campus, but they are backed up every morning at 4:00 AM.

However, the default with Macs is to save to your Home Drive which is part of the local machine. Unlike our network drives, the Home Drive is not backed up.

Here is how you can move files from your home drive to one of the network drives.

 

 

The Home Drive

By default, your files will be saved to the Home Drive (indicated by the house icon). Anything you save on the home drive will only be accessible on that particular machine.

 

S Drive (winfshd)

 

The S drive (winfshd) is your personal network storage space here at SHSU. With Macs you will see this drive under the Shared section in your drive list. We have four winfshd groups. Depending on what group you are in you will see either:

  • winfshd1
  • winfshd2
  • winfshd3
  • winfshd4

 

Navigating through here will bring you to your folders and files on the S drive.You can move files from your Home Drive to the S Drive by copying and pasting the files.

 

T Drive (winfscommon)

The T drive (winfscommon) is the departmental network storage space here at SHSU. With Macs you will see this drive under the Shared section in your drive list.

 

 

Navigating through here will bring you to your folders and files on the T drive.You can move files from your Home Drive to the T Drive by copying and pasting the files.

 

Common

 

What is local homes?

Local homes refers to an area on your computer that is not connected to the SHSU network. Unlike the S: Drive and the T: Drive, the local homes section on your mac will not follow you across campus. It is also not backed up. Therefore, should we need to reimage your machine anything on your local homes would be lost.

To find the data on your local homes:

  • Finder
  • Macintosh HD
  • Users
  • <Your Username>

Local Homes

 


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