Network Drives

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides shared servers where individuals and departments can share files for network retrieval. Those file storage spaces are:

Shared Departmental ANDI/ANDISEC Drives

OIT provides file storage space that is available on the campus network. When you log in to the campus network via a computer in a lab or office, or via the wireless network, you will see various drives labeled M through T, depending on your role in the University. Below is a list of the drive names and who has access to them:

  • M drive - Personal
  • N drive - University wide
  • O drive - College/Division
  • P drive - Department/subdivision
  • Q drive - University wide, read only
  • R, S, and T drives - Special purpose

ANDI ("M") Drive

Everyone in the University community has a personal drive (designated as the "M" drive) to which only he or she has access. Your "M" drive is set up so that one folder, which is labeled "web," is accessible via the Internet. Any files you put in that folder can be accessed via the Internet, regardless of whether the files are html, image, or document file types. To obtain access to the "M" drive off campus, follow these steps:

  • Go to http://andi.fau.edu.
  • Enter your FAU\FAUNet ID in the "User Home Directory Log-On:" text box to log in.
  • Select your role.
  • Click "Submit."
  • On the next page, select "Open" for either the Web Browser View or Web Page View.
  • Enter your FAU Network (Active Directory) FAUNet Id and password in the pop-up window.

The default quota for M Drive is 200 MB. The URL for those files on your M drive is:

http://home.fau.edu/ <Your FAUNet ID> /web/

Broward Campuses Network Drives

In addition to space on these network drives, OIT's Broward Technology Services provides additional local file storage space for Broward faculty, staff, and administrators. Faculty will find this account very useful for large classroom data files since they can store the data from their office PC and retrieve the data on a classroom PC. Broward servers are fully backed up on a weekly basis. To request more information, contact Apolinar Ramon.

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service, which is part of its Web version of Office. All students, faculty, and staff have access to OneDrive with 1 TB of storage.

With OneDrive, you can sync files between your computer and the cloud, so you can get access your files from anywhere: your computer, your mobile device, and even through logging in to the Office 365 portal in a Web browser. OneDrive is the recommended way to save your files. More information about OneDrive and how to access it can be found here.

Owl Apps Google Drive

All FAU students, faculty, staff, and alumni get an Owl Apps account that includes a Google Drive. You get unlimited space in your Google Drive.