Home Folder

As part of your personal computing account you have access to a secure home folder where you should save your work. On Windows this can be accessed via the H: drive, through the Computer icon on the desktop.

ITS would like to remind users that they should endeavor to save their data on their home folder rather than on their local PC.

Note: If users store data on their local PC hard drive or a removable drive, then they are responsible for keeping an up to date backup of their data.  ITS cannot guarantee that we will be able to recover any lost data which has been stored on a local PC hard drive or a removable drive.

All members of staff are automatically given 300MB of space, if this is not sufficient you can request a quota increase by contacting the IT Helpdesk.

Shared File Stores

A shared file store is used to allow users to collaborate on documents using a single, network-based location.

Request a new shared file store


All files in your home folder are backed up to the University Central Backup system each night. The backups are kept on tape for a period of up to 2 months.

Information about restoring deleted files

Virus Scanning

All of the computers within the University are routinely scanned and cleared of viruses.