Ohio University

Home and Shared Network Storage Folders

Secure, high speed, on-campus file storage that can be mapped to a Windows network drive, mounted on a Mac via Command-K, or accessed from off campus via VPN. Default quotas for individuals on home.ohio.edu are 10 GB. Departmental quotas on shared.ohio.edu are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Login

Windows

  1. If you are connecting from off-campus, make sure you enable Campus VPN before continuing.
  2. Enter the appropriate address into the "Run" (Windows 7) or "Search the web and Windows" box (Windows 10):
    • \\home.ohio.edu\home for personal storage
    • \\shared.ohio.edu for departmental, shared storage
  3. If prompted, enter your OHIO ID and password
  4. Your folder will open in a file explorer window
    • For shared storage, select your department from the list in the resulting file explorer window

Mac OS

  1. If you are connecting from off-campus, make sure you enable Campus VPN before continuing.
  2. Enter the appropriate address:
    • smb://home.ohio.edu/home for personal storage
    • smb://shared.ohio.edu for departmental, shared storage
  3. If prompted, enter your OHIO ID and password
  4. Your folder will open in a new Finder window
    • For shared storage, select your department from the list in the resulting Finder window

Features

  • Can be accessed from your computer like a hard drive.
  • High speed
  • Drive mapping capability in Windows.
  • Available in Virtual Desktop sessions.

Eligibility

  • Home folders: current employees, current graduate students, retirees.
  • Shared folders: by departmental request. Access to an existing shared folder is subject to approval by that folder's departmental data owner(s).

How to Request

Home folders

  • No request needed. Home folders are issued automatically based on your role at the University.

Shared folders