H: Drive FAQ

What is the H: drive, and how can it help me?

The H: drive is a network drive that is available to all Parkland employees from any Parkland computer, in classrooms, labs, offices, and conference rooms.  The intended use is for storing personal work-related files.  Each user has a space dedicated for their use, and only they can access it.

What are the advantages of storing my files on the H: drive?

The H: drive is backed up on a regular basis.  The backup system provides a safeguard against accidental loss of data and an added level of protection again viruses and ransomware which threaten to infect users computers, destroying their files or making them inaccessible.

How do I access the H: drive?

On Parkland Windows computers, the H: drive is automatically mapped and should be visible from Windows Explorer or when saving/accessing files from within an application, such as Microsoft Word.  For more information, please see How to access the H: drive on a Windows Computer .

On Parkland Mac computers, the H: drive is accessible from the Finder and should also appear as an option when saving/accessing files from with an application.  Please note that it will not be named H: but rather, it will just show up as folder entitled with your username under favorites. For more information, please see How to Manually Access the H: Drive on a Macintosh Computer .

When accessing the H: drive from off campus, users must be on a Parkland-owned computer and must be connected to GlobalProtect VPN. VPN Usage - Windows

What should I store on the H: drive?

Any work-related files that you wish to back up and/or access from multiple campus computers are best stored on the H: drive, as long as you are the only person needing access to the files. If others in your department need access to the files, the N: drive would be a better option.

Tech Service Desk

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Keywordsh drive network file storage parkland space files drives personal home   Doc ID71420
OwnerBryan D.GroupParkland College
Created2017-03-06 16:38:15Updated2021-03-16 17:38:28
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