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Guide to Access Your N: Drive via the Web

Everyone who has a personal drive at CALU is now able to access it from anywhere.  You no longer need to be on campus and logged in to retrieve your stored data.  This guide details the following:

  1. Connecting to Your N: Drive

  2. Copying Files to Your N: Drive

  3. Copying Files from Your N: Drive

  4. Exiting the FTP

If you need further assistance, phone the help desk at 724-938-5911 or e-mail UTechRequests@calu.edu.

Connecting to your N: Drive

To gain access to your N: Drive from anywhere with an internet connection, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser

  2. When the browser opens, type the following in the address bar:  ftp://ndrives.calu.edu

  3. A login box will appear, enter your email username and password

    Format:           calupa\username
    Example:         Calupa\STU7654

  4. To view this site in windows explorer click Page and then click Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer.

  5. Once connected to your N: Drive it functions like a normal Window.  You are able to copy and paste files as you would normally on your local computer

You can also use a FTP program, such as AbsoluteFTP, to access your N: drive.

See Copying Files to Your Drive and Copying Files from Your Drive for further instructions

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Copying Files to your N: Drive

You are able to send files from your computer to your N: Drive, once connected.  In order to do this, follow these instructions:

  1. Connect to the FTP (see Connecting to Your Drive)

  2. Double click the My Computer Icon on your desktop

  3. Browse to the folder containing the file or files you wish to copy to your N: Drive
    (You may select multiple files by holding down Ctrl while you left click to select them)

  4. Select the file and right click on it

  5. Select 'Copy' if you would like to leave a copy on your hard drive, select 'Cut' if you wish to delete the files from your hard drive after they are moved

  6. Close the window

  7. In the FTP window right click and select 'Paste'. 

  8. The files will upload to your N: Drive

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Copying files from your N: Drive

You are able to download files from your N: Drive to your computer, once connected.  In order to do this, follow these instructions:

  1. Connect to the FTP (see Connecting to Your Drive)

  2. Once connected, select the file or files you wish to copy from your N: Drive
    (You may select multiple files by holding down Ctrl while you left click to select them)

  3. Right click a selected file

  4. Select 'Copy to Folder'

  5. A pop up box will appear.  Browse to the folder you would like to store the files and click OK

  6. The files will download from your N: Drive

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Exiting FTP

After you have transferred the needed files to or from your FTP it is advisable to close it so that no one else may accidentally access it.

  1. Close the FTP Window by selecting File->Close

  2. Close ALL browser windows so that you completely log out from the system.

Make sure to log out after you are done with the file transfers you need!

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If you need further assistance, phone the help desk at 724-938-5911 or e-mail UTechRequests@calu.edu.