The MAD Help Desk is closed. All MAD facilities (computer labs, workshop, photo studio, sound studio, darkroom, and film development room) are closed until further notice. You can access a lab computer remotely ("EV2-1011 General Use"). Access to the teaching labs will resume the week of May 10th, 2021.

File storage

N: drive (personal)

Students, faculty, and staff members are provided with personal storage space, the N: drive, on a central server, which is regularly backed up by Information Systems & Technology (IST).

You should use this for storing all your important files as it is more secure than storing it on your computer's hard drive.

For confidential, restricted, or highly restricted files, consult IST's guidelines for secure data exchange. Learn about privacy and compliance considerations.

The N: drive is available off-campus by connecting to the University of Waterloo's virtual private network first, and then remote desktop to a computer on campus.

R: drive (departmental staff and faculty)

To connect to the staff/faculty departmental storage space, refer to the instructions on connecting to the N: drive but use the following server address:

  • Mac: smb://filed.uwaterloo.ca/env$/
  • Windows: \\filed.uwaterloo.ca\env$\

OneDrive (personal)

OneDrive is a file hosting service and synchronization service operated by Microsoft. Students, faculty and staff are provided with 5TB of personal storage space on OneDrive.

For confidential, restricted, or highly restricted files, consult IST's guidelines for secure data exchange. Learn about privacy and compliance considerations.

Visit IST Knowledge Base for more instructions on OneDrive.

Who can use this service:

  • Current undergraduate students
  • Current graduate students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

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EV2 - Environment 2
200 University Avenue West
Canada