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IT migrating faculty, staff from H: Drive to OneDrive

Information Technology is transitioning all University faculty and staff from H: Drive (H:\) network personal storage to OneDrive file storage by Monday, Sept. 30.

Beginning Sunday, May 12, H: Drives will be set to read-only, and employees will no longer be able to add, edit or delete files on their H: Drive. Further, on Monday, Sept. 30, H: Drive contents will be removed.

To prepare for this change, all faculty and staff are asked to begin migrating their files from H: Drive to OneDrive. Migration instructions are available on the Information Technology website.

“There are many benefits of OneDrive, including its file security and encryption,” said Bill McCreary, vice president and chief information officer/chief technology officer. “It also provides users more storage space, the ability to access their files from anywhere on any device, share files with others, and simultaneously collaborate on office documents.”

“By Sept. 30, when you’re logged in to a workstation with your University account and using OneDrive, files saved on the desktop, documents and pictures folders automatically will be redirected and saved to your OneDrive account,” said Dominic D’Emilio, senior director for network services and technology support. “This safeguard enables files to be accessed from any device via OneDrive.

“Additionally, lab and instructor stations will have the OneDrive shortcut placed on the desktop for easy access to your files, but will not sync automatically,” D’Emilio added. “Any files created or updated on these computers will need to be manually uploaded to OneDrive.”

General tips for faculty and staff include:

• Save documents to your OneDrive account when using UToledo workstations, and

• Scan documents to your email account using the Ricoh or Xerox printers on campus.

For information about Office 365 and OneDrive, visit Information Technology’s Microsoft Office 365 page. To log in to Office 365 to use OneDrive and other tools, visit the UToledo Office 365 website and log in using your UTAD name and password.

For questions or any issues, call the IT Help Desk at 419.530.2400 (Main Campus and Scott Park Campus) or 419.383.2400 (Health Science Campus), or stop in at one of the following locations for assistance:

• Main Campus — Information Commons in Carlson Library, or

• Health Science Campus — Information Technology in Dowling Hall Room 0025.
Students were migrated from H: Drive to OneDrive in fall semester 2018.