S:\ Drive Self-Help

  1. Click Start
  2. Type S:\ and press Enter
    1. Create a new folder (name this folder BACKUP_date for convenience e.g. BACKUP_2016-17)
    2. Open the folder you created
    3. Click START
  3. Type C:\ and press enter
    1. Double-click the Users folder > locate your username
    2. C:\Users\username
    3. C:\Users\gworden
  4. Resize both windows so they may be seen on your screen at the same time
  5. Select the window containing your username
    1. Select the folders you would like to back up
    2. Right-click and select Copy
  6. Select the window containing your S: drive and
    1. Open the backup folder that you created
    2. Right-click and select Paste
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until each of the folders you would like to back up are copied to your S: drive
How to Confirm You have Backed Up Your Data Correctly
  1. Shut Down your computer 
  2. Log on to a Different computer on your campus
    1. Access your S: drive
    2. Open one or more files in your Backup folder.
Internet shortcuts are an unreliable test. Be sure and open Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or Adobe PDF files to be sure you have backed up correctly.
What Should I Back Up?
  • Desktop
  • Favorites
  • Documents
  • Pictures (only those for school use)
  • Videos (only those for school use)
  • ExamView test banks (only the bank, NOT the software!)
    • C:\ExamView\Banks
What Not to Back Up
  • Music files stored on your computer
  • Personal audio or video files
  • Do NOT attempt to back up software installed on your computer to your S: drive
Important Note:
Users should always back up to multiple locations such as your S: drive, Google Drive, One Drive, and also a personal flash drive or personal external USB hard drive. Should our servers reach capacity, ALL
How to Map a Lost Network Drive in Windows 10
  1. Click Start
  2. Type "This PC"
  3. Click This PC
  4. Select the ‘Computer’ tab at the top of the window.
    1. Map Network DriveClick ‘Map Network Drive’
    2. Choose the correct drive designation
      1. For your user S: drive, select S
      2. For assistance with your network path, please contact Technology at ext. 3050.
    3. Ensure Reconnect At Sign-in is selected
    4. Click Finish