Where to Store Your Files
First, log in by pressing the CTRL, ALT, and Delete keys. Type your username (e.g. smithj) and password in the boxes provided, and make sure the Domain line says "Wittenberg". (Pull down the arrow and change this if it doesn't.)
IF YOU GET AN ERROR MESSAGE, don't panic. One of two common errors might be the problem:
- A message that your username or password is incorrect. Click this link to go to the password reset page.
Note: If you try to log in 3 times with an incorrect username or password, you must wait 5 minutes BEFORE trying again. The Windows login is set with a waiting period after 3 tries as a security measure.
- A message that your profile is corrupt. Try shutting down the computer and restarting it. If you are still receiving the error, please contact the Solution Center at (937)525-3801.
Once you have logged in, double-click the My Computer icon and you'll see a list of drive letters.
H:\ drive (Your personal server space)
- The best policy is to back up your work. All network drives and e-mail servers are backed up regularly. In the event of a failure, those files can be restored. Information saved in this area is accessible from any networked Windows system on campus. One way to ensure the safety of your files and documents is to use your Home Directory. If you still wish to use a CD or memory stick to carry data between your personal computer and campus computers, simply save your document to your Home Directory, and then copy it to your CD or memory stick when you have finished working on it. When you want to work on it again, copy it from your CD to your Home directory and work on it from there.
I:\ drive (Your department's server space; this does not appear for most students)
- Work-related information such as documents or pictures can be saved here. This space is available to everyone in the departmental group and can be a valuable time saver for individuals who collaborate on projects. It also provides space for work items so individuals can save the space in their H:\ drive for other purposes.
- Another way to reach the departmental area. Keep in mind that while you can see the list of departments, only those with authorization can actually see what appears inside the directories.
P:\ drive (called Apps on Bengal1)
- This drive contains many shared files and directories along with some of the specialized software used by classes.
Q:\ drive (called Class on Siberian11)
- Each academic discipline has its own area on this drive to use for classes. In most cases, the professor will setup a directory for students to use when saving large files or turning in finished products. It is much easier to keep track of files in a directory than individual floppies from each member of a class!
The Information Technology Services Department also maintains a directory called Class Programs (often found on the desktop) where you can find fixes for particular programs and shortcuts to start some of the specialized academic software.
U:\ drive (called username on Userpages)
- This is the space provided for personal webpages. Naming a file "index.html" in this drive will ensure that your name and webpage will be added to the personal webpage list on Wittenberg's WWW site.
V:\ drive (called Projects on Siberian1)
- Projects that require access from multiple departments can be stored on the V:\ drive. To have a folder created and the permissions set for access, please contact the Solution Center at (937)525-3801.
This document last reviewed April 19, 2013.