Shared Drives




This space is provided for each staff members particular data.  This space can not be shared with others.


This space contains folders for various administrative sections etc within the faculty.  These spaces are normally shared with other staff.


This space is designed to allow staff to share files with students for various courses.


This space is provided for temporary storage and may be deleted at any time without notice.


This space is used for dropboxes that staff request.  Students or other staff will then be able to 'drop' files in this space.  This is often used for course work submissions.

Drive Paths


Windows Drive Letter

Windows Path

MacOS Path





















Drive mapping

On Campus or Off Campus with VPN connected


To map a drive manually in MacOSX you will need the MacOS path from the table above and follow these instructions:

  1. Open finder on your Mac and choose "Connect to Server" from the "Go" Menu 
  2. Type or paste the Mac OS path into the "Server Address" field
  3. Click the + button to add it to your favourites - this will make connecting next time easier
  4. Click  Connect.
  5. If you are asked to login enter uoa\<username> as the username (where <username> is your university assigned Username) and your university password. Tick the "Remember this password in my keychain" option if required.
  6. An icon will appear on your Desktop 
    NOTE: If steps 5 failed to remember the password, delete the keychain password and follow the about steps again, but this time use uoa\username@ between the smb:// and there server name. 
    e.g. smb://uoa\

    To make it easier to re-connect next time you can create an alias:

  1. Right click on the icon on your desktop and choose "Make Alias"
  2. You should now see the Alias on your desktop, double clicking this will re-connect your drive if it isn't already connected (eg after reboot)

Microsoft Windows

To map a drive manually in windows you will need the Windows Drive Letter and Windows Path from the table above and follow these instructions:

  1. On the Desktop or from the start menu, right click on "My Computer" and choose "Map network drive"
  2. Choose the Windows Drive Letter (from the table above) from the "Drive" drop-down list and enter the Windows Path (from the table above) in the "Folder" field
  3. Make sure the "Reconnect atlogon" option is ticked 
  4. Click Finish.  The drive will now be available using that drive letter under "My Computer"

For quick access: Copy Window Path above to Windows Explorer field.

UniFiles-MyHome/Library H: drive storage (

The University provides file storage which is accessible on all University computers. Off-campus access is also available.

The use of file storage is subject to the terms and conditions as described in relevant IT Policies.

Overview of the University Home Drive/MyHome storage can be found here: University Home Drive


On-campus access

  • To access file storage on a computer on campus:
    1. For Library: Double-click on the “Student Storage” desktop icon (Libraries) or the ”IC Home Drive” desktop icon (Information Commons).
    2. For access to file storage in Creative Arts and Industries or University computer where there is no shortcut icon
    • Open Computer/Explorer
    • Type or copy the following into the address bar:  \\\MyHome

Off-campus access

Archived files

  • Files that have not been accessed (read or written to) for more than 36 months will be archived to tape.
  • Archived files will be greyed-out (off-line), double-clicking the files will initiate the retrieval process.
  • Unix and Mac users will not see greyed-out files, as these systems do not recognise off-line status. However, clicking on these files will also start the retrieval process.
  • The retrieval process will be queued base system so depends on the size of the queue when a file is requested.


Mac OS 

Launch Mount MyHome form the dock to open your staff share.

To manually mount MyHome, follow these steps.

  1.  Log on to the Mac OS 
  2. In Finder, Click on GO at the top menu
  3. Choose Connect To Server
  4. In the Server Address - type smb:// & click on Connect
  5. Login using your uoa\username and Password if required
  6. Click on Connect
  7. Your personal MyHome folder will Mount on the desktop screen
  8. If you do not see your MyHome on your desktop,  in the Finder Preferences, tick the Connected Servers box.
  9. Optional, Once MyHome is displayed on the desktop, right-click to create an alias shortcut (MyHome alias)  on the desktop, or drag it to the right-hand side of your dock bar. Add any folder to the Favorites if required.

For Non-university owned Mac computer staff/student can download a copy of  Mount MyHome app, extract, move app to  preferred location and add to dock.

Staff Storage Options and Overviews

The following link will provide additional guides to other Storages  options available to Staff: Staff Storage Options

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