File & Data Storage

ITS provides on site disk storage for files related to HC business and research. Network accounts for faculty, staff and students are created with access to a secure file storage on the central file share.  This storage area is commonly referred to as mapped, shared or network drives. The M: folder may contain shared folder(s) for the user's department, groups or other folders being shared with specific users. Students do not map an M: drive by default, however, if the student works for a department, they may map these folders under the M: drive.

Individuals also have access to cloud storage through their Google Workspace for Education account. 

Available To

Faculty, Staff, Students, Affiliates


  • Centralized location for sharing files with department or groups
  • Can be access using the VPN
  • Files are backed up nightly
  • Users may request an increase in space if needed

Key Features

  • Files can be restored from these locations by the user
  • All data stored in the fileshare is backed up daily through enterprise backup procedures and maintain compliance with our Information Security Policy.
  • Files on the fileshare are accessible from any computer on the campus network or connections through the VPN.


  • HC network account for access to network drives.
  • Gmail account is needed for access to google drive.
  • Holy Cross related data only.

Getting Started