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 on the AU network as well as from home. This will also give you a place to back up important files.

Locating the U Drive:

On Campus:

Those connecting to an AU Windows computer on campus will automatically connect to the AU user space (U:Drive) on JOBS when logging on using your Alfred username and password. Use this space as you would any other drive. If you look in the ‘This PC’ icon you will see File Share (U:) (And the amount of space you have remaining on it).         

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If you don't automatically connect to your U:drive you can manually map a drive. You must have an active AU network account to access it.

To Map a drive:

On Campus - Windows
  1. Right Click on This PC (or Computer depending on your version of Windows)
  2. Choose "Map Network Drive". You can choose any drive letter but you may want to use U:
  3. 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
  4. Make sure "Reconnect at Logon" is checked and click "Finish"
Off Campus - Windows
  1. Open Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox
  2. In the address field type: udrive.alfred.edu
  3. Hit "return"
  4. Log In

OR:

  1. Use your ftp software
  2. host: jobs.alfred.edu then use your network username and password as the account and password
On Campus - Mac
  1. In the Finder select "Go" and then "Connect to Server..."
  2. Type in smb://jobs.alfred.edu/username(username is your AU network user name)
  3. Click "Connect"
  4. Log in
  5. Open drive icon on desktop
  1. Open Safari or Firefox
  2. In the address field type: udrive.alfred.edu
  3. Hit "return"
  4. Log In

 OR:

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