How to access the H: (Home) drive on a Windows Computer

Accessing the H: (Home) Drive

Please note the following stipulations:
  • Due to space limitations, all employees will have a hard limit of 10 GB of space.
  • This allows all Parkland faculty and staff access to a space on our network server for storing their important Parkland files that need to be backed up. This space is not intended to be shared with any other person.
  • The H: drive cannot be accessed wirelessly on the Parkland network through personally-owned devices.
  • The H: drive can be accessed via an external network on personally-owned devices if you remote in to your Parkland desktop.
  • If you are using a Parkland-owned laptop and would like to connect to to the H: drive wirelessly from on campus, please contact the Tech Service Desk at 351-3333 as further action is required.
1.    Go to the Start Menu and click on Computer or click on the Windows Explorer icon in the Task Bar.

2.    On the left hand side, you should see main categories titled Favorites, Libraries, Computer, and Network.
       If the small triangle next to Computer is white, click on the triangle to expand and show the connected

3.    You should see at least two drives - C: and H:.  Additional drive mappings may be present as well, such as M or N::.

           a.    The C: drive is the local hard drive in the computer you are currently using.
                          i.    (C:) Local Disk

           b.    The H: drive is mapped to a network storage location for you to store your work-related files and
                  will have your ParklandOne username in the drive mapping.
                          i.    (H:) yourusername (\\\home$)

           c.    The M: drive, if shown, is mapped to a network storage location for you and your department to store work 
                 -related files and will have your department name in the drive mapping. Note: M: Drive folders will be migrated to the N: Drive beginning May 2017.
                          i.    (M:) yourdepartment (\\fs1)


Keywords:h: drive, network drive, storage, network storage, backup   Doc ID:61321
Owner:Sara S.Group:Parkland College
Created:2016-03-01 11:59 CSTUpdated:2017-06-01 13:21 CST
Sites:Parkland College
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