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Home Drive or Home Folder Migration to OneDrive



Beginning October 1st, IWU will begin moving User's home drives into their OneDrive accounts. This article will cover some of the frequently asked questions as well as explain what the home drive is.

What is a Home Drive?

This is a folder setup to store your personal work documents locally in the datacenter. It was often referred to as a “Home Drive”, “Home Folder” or the “N: Drive”. Below is a screenshot example of this

What will be different?

After this migration you will no longer access your Home Drive files from the location noted above. Instead you will find a new folder inside of OneDrive labeled “Home Drive”. Inside there you’ll find your files and folder structure fully replicated from your previous Home Drive.

How do I access OneDrive and my Home Drive files there?

Great question! Use the links below to learn how to access OneDrive

Will I be able to continue storing other files and data in my OneDrive Folder?

Absolutely! Just adhere to IWU’s Data Storage Policy. You may also want to review IWU’s Data Classification Policy

Do I have to keep the “Home Drive” folder if I no longer want it, or can I move things around and rename them?

Absolutely! Just be sure that if you delete something, that you truly no longer need the file.

Will I lose access to my old Home Drive?

Yes, after this migration you will need to only use OneDrive for storing data you would have typically entered into your Home Drive.




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