Access Your W:/ Drive from Home

You can access files on your W: drive from any location that has internet access.  Your W: drive is also the same thing as “My Documents” on your desktop.  This method replaces floppy disks or sending email to yourself.  In addition to transferring files to and from home, you can use it for quick access to files while someone else is logged in.  For example, if you are working in a group of people, each group member has access to their W: drive, even though only one is logged in.  Or, if you are using a teacher laptop for a presentation, you can easily access your files without having to log the teacher off and then log on yourself.

1. Enter into the address of a web browser and answer yes to any security questions.

2. Log in with your username and password.

3.  If you are running a popup blocker, temporarily turn it off.  For example:


4. All of your files and folders will be displayed in a column on the left hand side of the screen.  Retrieve files by clicking the “get” link next to the file and then saving it onto the hard drive, desktop, or local “My Documents.”  To send a file to your W: drive, click “browse” in one of the boxes in the right hand column.  Browse to the file you want to transfer and then click “upload.”   Here is an example screen:

By right clicking on files and folders, you can do other operations, such as cut, copy, delete, create new folders, etc.  You can also use the button bar to do many of these things.