File Storage

UW-Whitewater provides storage for university related coursework or business. Google Drive is available to all students and employees. Employees are provided with network based storage. The chart below describes UW Whitwater's storage offerings:

 Google DriveNetwork Storage: DepartmentNetwork Storage: Shared Network Storage: Personal WorkWeb
What are you trying to do?
Store and/or collaborate on department related materials (not sensitive material)      
Store and/or collaborate on private/sensitive information        
Store and/or collaborate on project or workgroup related materials      
Share file with someone outside of UWW        
Share a file with a large audience        
Store position specific work        
Store and/or collaborate on department related materials (not sensitive material)      
Store and/or collaborate on private/sensitive information        
Store course specific materials        
Share class materials        
Share a file with a large audience        
Collaborate with class        
Student group projects materials        
Store class materials (presentations, student information, etc.)        
Store student documents        
Share with classmates or instructor        

Google Drive

This is UW-W's online storage location for files, accessible from ANYWHERE on or off campus. Google drive SHOULD NOT be used when sharing campus sensitive information.

Simply log into Google Drive with your Net-ID and upload/download files, create and edit files online and share files and folders with others.

Your Google Drive account will remain active for approximately nine months after you are no longer an active student or employee. Please be sure to copy your files before your account expires.


Network Drives (H: drive, T: drive, G: drive)

Network drives are securely backed up and accessible from anywhere: classrooms, labs, and even from computers off campus. Visit Remote Access for information on how to connect remotely.

  • H: drive is your department’s files
    • Mac:
  • T: drive is for your project and group files
    • Mac:
  • G: drive is for your personal work files
    • Mac: A-G:, H-M:, N-S: T-Z:


UW-Whitewater's file storage options do not provide any automated archiving or records retention functions. Each department is responsible for determining their required records retention intervals and ensuring that files are maintained according to the appropriate records schedule. For more information on records management, visit the library's website.

Legal Access to Electronic Files / Records

UW Whitewater complies with all legal requests for information, including those requests for data included as part of a subpoena, e-discovery litigation action or Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

In order to facilitate an appropriate transition of business records during a staff member's departure, ICIT can make a copy of a departing employee's email and network file storage available to the employee's supervisor. This is done only upon request, and must be requested within 7 days of the employee's end date and requires approval of Provost (or designee) in the case of faculty or Vice Chancellor of Administrative Affairs (or designee) in the case of all other staff.

You may submit a request for a project drive (T:) folder by contacting the TSC Helpdesk.

If the existing storage options do not meet your needs, please set up a consultation by contacting the TSC Helpdesk at 262-472-HELP(4357) or via email at

Connect to Network Storage from a Mac

  1. Determine which storage server and share you need to connect to:

    Personal Data (G: drive for Windows users)

    There are four different servers. Select which server you need based on the first character of your Net-ID.

    • A-G –
    • H-M –
    • N-S –
    • T-Z –

    The names of the shares on the servers match the short names of the servers (Data1, Data2, Data3, and Data4).

    Once connected to the share, open the folder named with the first character of your Net-ID, then the folder name that matches your Net-ID.

    Departmental Data (H: drive for Windows users)

    There is one server for departmental data:

    The names of the shares on the server represent the different departments on campus.

    Shared Data (T: drive for Windows users)

    There is one server for shared data:

  2. From Finder, select "Go Connect to Server"
  3. In the Connect to Server window, type the server name you wish to connect to preceded by "smb://" (e.g. smb://
  4. When prompted to authenticate, enter your Net-ID and password.
  5. Once you are connected to the server, mount the appropriate share as identified in Step 1.

Connect to Web Storage

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