You may wish to transition from using UNC Asheville's Windows-hosted file shares (also known as your "S:\ Drive") to a Google Shared Drive.
- If you move files to a Google Shared Drive, any changes you make to the file will not be reflected on the legacy Windows-hosted file share ("S:\ Drive"). Much like copying files to a flash drive, any changes you make to the file's new location are saved there and only there. ITS strongly recommends you consider moving to a Google Shared Drive as a permanent transition, rather than a temporary change.
- ITS cannot assist with moving files to or from Google Shared Drives.
- As a courtesy, make sure you discuss moving to a Google Shared Drive with all collaborators on your current Windows-hosted file share.
These instructions are most easily completed on a Windows computer. If you are off site, you must first connect to VPN to access your current Windows-hosted file shares.
- If you have not already, request a new Google Shared Drive by contacting ITS. Contact the ITS Service Desk by sending an email to email@example.com or calling 828-251-6445. The IT Service Desk Self-Service Portal is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Self-Service portal allows you to request assistance from ITS using a simple web form.
- In a web browser, browse to Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/.
- On the left navigation menu, click Shared Drives, then double-click the shared drive you wish to open.
- In the top-right, click + New, then click File upload if you wish to upload individual files, or Folder upload if you wish to upload folders containing multiple files.
- Browse to your Windows-hosted file share ("S:\ Drive") and select the files or folders you wish to upload, then click Open.
Your files will being uploading, and a progress bas is displayed in the bottom-right. The time it takes to upload depends on the number of files and their total size, and will vary based on the speed of your Internet connection.