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Each University department has a shared file storage area, which by convention appears as drive i: on staff PCs.
Most of these drives can be accessed from outside the University using the same tools as for personal storage, though all accesses are controlled by permissions, exactly as when you use an I: drive at the University. If you have access rights to one of these areas, you can read and write the files and documents contained in it.
Access to these files is secure, in that the information is encrypted in transit using SSL, the same technology used in financial transactions on the Web.
We recommend that you use this method to store documents you need to share with colleagues, rather than copying them to cloud-based services such as Dropbox. Material of this type is usually sensitive, and cloud-based storage providers may not meet EU Data Protection requirements.
To access one of these storage areas from Windows either off campus or using a personally owned device, you need the WebDrive software, as for Personal Storage (see the webdrive setup information in the Personal File Store section).
You connect to the Shared Storage server in exactly the same way as Personal Storage. The difference is in the Server URL that you supply when you set up the new site. Please click through to see the list of department URLs.