File saving and sharing

All enrolled students are provided with free University file storage, up to 2GB, that is regularly backed up.

File storage (often called H:\ or home drive) is accessible from all University computers and is also accessible off campus. The Web DropOff Box allows easy sharing of executables and/or large files which would be difficult to transfer via e-mail.

File Storage

The use of file storage is subject to the terms and conditions as described in relevant IT Policies

You should regularly save your work and maintain multiple copies of your work.

On-campus access

  • To access file storage on a computer on campus:
    • Double-click on the “Student Storage” desktop icon (Libraries) or the ”IC Home Drive” desktop icon (Information Commons).
    • For access to file storage in faculty computer labs, please check with the Lab Supervisor.
  • To save to file storage on a computer in Library or Information Commons, click on file > save as > H: (echome).
  • To save to file storage on a computer in faculty computer labs, please check with the Lab Supervisor.
  • Some faculty computer labs may provide additional faculty storage; please check with the Lab Supervisor.

Off-campus access

Archived files

  • Files that have not been accessed (read or written to) for more than 270 days will be archived.
  • Archived files will be greyed-out (off-line), double clicking the files will initiate the retrieval process.
  • Unix and Mac users will not see greyed-out files, as these systems do not recognise off-line status. However, clicking on these files will also start the retrieval process.
  • Archived files will take about one minute to open.  Numerous concurrent requests to access archived files will result in longer retrieval times.

Other ways to save your work

  • On a writeable CD or DVD (on a computer with a DVD–CD ROM drive).
  • On a USB memory storage device.
  • By emailing it to yourself as an attachment.

USB drives are available for sale at the IC Helpdesks (except at Tāmaki Library and IC).


You can get help at the IC Helpdesks for file storage support during opening hours.

Phone: +64 9 923 2333