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Technology Services

File Storage

Always save your data files to your personal G:\ drive or departmental H:\ shared drive, as they are backed up regularly. This means that if you accidentally delete a file or your computer fails, it can be restored from nightly backups. Please contact the Help Center for assistance at ext. 5555.

Accessing your G:\ Drive

The G drive is a personal network storage drive. It allows you to save documents on a network drive that is only accessible to you. Loyola strongly encourages employees to save documents on the G drive; it is backed up regularly and accessible from any on-campus computer via your AD login, so you don't have to worry about losing critical data in the event of a hard drive failure or accidental file deletion.  In the fall of 2019, G:\ will be replaced by OneDrive for Business on Office 365 and your content will be migrated.  Stay tuned for more information!

Accessing your H:\ Drive

The H:\ drive is a shared network drive. Many departments have one or more folders on the H:\ drive that are accessible to multiple people in the department, or in some cases between people in multiple departments. H:\ drive folders can be useful for sharing documents between users in a department. Like the G:\ drive, H:\ drives are backed up regularly, making them a safe place to store critical documents.

Shared Drive Access

Many departments use shared folders on the H:\ drive to collaborate and share documents in a secure, backed-up environment. Requests for access to a shared folder on the H:\ drive need to be made by an employee's supervisor. Requests can be made by email to ots@loyola.edu or by calling ext. 5555. You will be asked to provide the user name of the person needing access, the name of the shared folder, and the user name of someone who already has access to that folder.

Secure File Storage

Secure File Storage scans employees’ G:\ and H:\ drives and moves documents identified to contain highly sensitive data to a secure location within Loyola Workspace.

Learn about Secure File Storage

Off-Campus Access to G:\ and H:\ Drives


MyWorkDrive provides access to G:\ and H:\ drives from Macs or devices off-campus via the MyWorkDrive web interface or via a mapped drive client.  Learn how to access these drives from a Mac or off-campus:

Installing MyWorkDrive - Loyola Mac

Installing MyWorkDrive - Loyola Windows

Installing MyWorkDrive - Personal Mac

Installing MyWorkDrive - Personal Windows