Network Basics: How to Save to Your Network Folder (the H: drive)

Saving backup copies of ‘perishable’ files that you create – including your gradebook files – can not be recommended too often or too highly.  If your gets sick and dies – as they are wont to do – all files saved to your network folder will be safe and sound.

How to Save a File to Your H: drive

1. Double-click the ‘My Computer’ icon on your desktop. You should see the following drives listed: Local Disk (C); 3 1/2 Floppy (A); CD Drive (D)

2. You also will see several network drives listed. These drives exist on your school server. If you are logged in successfully, you will find among these network drives one that looks like this: yourusername_on_yourserver\Vol2\Users (H)

Here’s a ‘live example’ for a generic user at Boyd Elementary: jdoe on boyesf1\Vol2\Users (H)

3. Among these drives – A, C, D, H – you can save and/or copy files to a floppy disk (A), your computer’s hard drive (C), or your network folder (H).

4. Your H: drive – aka your network folder – is a relatively safe haven where you should keep copies of important files whose loss would be a hardship. You can save or copy files there just as you would to a floppy disk on A: or ‘My Documents’ on C:.

5. Example: When you create a Word document, you can choose the ‘H’ drive from the ‘Save in:’ drop-down list to save a file to your network folder. Or, in ‘My Computer’, you can right-click a file icon, choose ‘Copy’, then right-click your ‘H’ drive icon, and choose ‘Paste’.