Backing Up Files & Using the U:Drive

In most cases, when you are working on a document and want to save it, you have a variety of choices to save the file to. You can save it to your computer using your hard drive, you can save it to a pen drive, a CD, or you can save it to your User Space (U: Drive) on one of AU's servers. The U: Drive would be the easiest way to save because you can get to it from any computer lab on campus.

When using a Windows computer on-campus, your U:Drive will automatically load on your computer when you log on using your username and password. You will locate it by going into My Computer and looking for your username on 'Samba Server (Jobs)' (U:).

The most effective way to save a file to any of these drives is to go into File and choose Save As. Choose the location you want to save the file to by clicking on the arrow across from Save In and scrolling down until you find the location. Name the file, and hit Save.

If you don't automatically connect to the JOBS computer you can manually map a drive to your U:Drive . To do this you must have an active AU network account.

To Map a drive:

On Campus - Windows

Right Click on Computer
Choose "Map Network Drive". You can choose any drive letter but you may want to use U:
Type in the path: \\jobs.alfred.edu\username (username is your AU network user name)
When asked for your username and password, you may need to type in alfred\ before your username in the username field. IE: alfred\abc55

  • Make sure "Reconnect at Logon" is checked and click "Finish"

Off Campus - Windows

Open Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox
In the address field type: udrive.alfred.edu
Hit "return"
Log In

OR:

Use your ftp software
host: jobs.alfred.edu then use your network username and password as the account and password

On Campus - Mac

In the Finder select "Go" and then "Connect to Server..."
Type in smb://jobs.alfred.edu/username (username is your AU network user name)
Click "Connect"
Log in
Open drive icon on desktop

Off Campus - Mac

Open Safari or Firefox
In the address field type: udrive.alfred.edu
Hit "return"
Log In

OR:

Use your ftp software
host: jobs.alfred.edu then use your network username and password as the account and password

Using Your U: Drive

Having an AU network/email account allows you to access a personal network space. This space allows you to put your documents in a place that you can access from anywhere o...