The network drives at Carleton allow you to store files on the network servers for access from anywhere on the campus network, or from anywhere in the world via the internet. Files saved here are backed up twice a day, so this is an excellent place to store important documents. The three most commonly used network drives are: HOME, COLLAB, and COURSES.
The bulk of this article is intended to provide step-by-step instructions for connecting to these drives from your own computer while on campus. Because these instructions vary according to the drive you're trying to map or mount and the version of your Operating System, please use the links in the Table of Contents to navigate to the specific instructions that you need.
IMPORTANT: HOME and COLLAB will be permanently decommissioned on June 29, 2018. You must move any materials you wish to keep before that date.
The Network Drives
Connecting to Your Network Drives
Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 10
Mac OS X
Off-Campus Access to Network Drives
Frequently Asked Questions
How much space is available in my network folders?
Why won't my network drives appear when I log on to a public lab machine?
Why does it say "Access is denied," "Z: is unavailable," or "Unknown network connection" (Windows Only)?
How can I get a comps folder?
One of my files in my Home folder, Collab folder, or other network drive has been corrupted or lost. What can I do?
I can't save to the HOME folder. What can I do?
Why can't I save my work in my Course or Student Work folder in COLLAB?
What if I switched classes and COURSES doesn't reflect that change?
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