Once you have logged onto the Storage server using the directions for your operating system, you can then access your personal space in the users directory. The Users directory houses 26 folders–one for each letter of the alphabet. Your personal folder is located within the folder matching the first letter of your username, and it is named with your username.
For example, Jane User has the username juser. Her folder is located within the following directory structure:
Accessing the Users Folder
- Open the Users folder or volume.
- Open the folder for the alphabet letter corresponding to the first letter of your username. For example, if your username is juser, open the folder named “j”.
- Now find the folder with your email username. This is your personal folder. Depending upon your operating system, you set your system up to quickly locate your folder in the future.
- In Windows: Right-click on your folder, drag it to your desktop, and select the option Create Shortcut here.
- On Macintosh OS X: Highlight your folder, go under the File menu, and Add to Favorites.
- Open your folder. You now see three or four subfolders, described and illustrated below.
You may use your personal Storage space as you wish, provided you stay within your quota and adhere to our Acceptable Use Policy.* The folders in your space provide the functions that their names suggest.
- private: Only you can post, view, edit, or delete files in your private folder.
- public_readonly: If you wish to show files to others at Haverford, you may put them in your public_readonly folder. Others will be able to view files in in this folder, but only you will be able to post, edit or delete these files.
- public_readwrite: If you wish to share files with others at Haverford, you may put them in your public_readwrite folder. Others will be able to read, post, edit and delete files in this folder.
- secretary: Faculty members have an additional folder, called secretary. This folder (not illustrated below) is for shared access between the individual faculty member and the administrative assistants. You and the administrative assistants have full read, write, and delete privileges to this folder.