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MWS File Services

There are three MWS File Storage options:

  1. MWS home directory – user specific file share is automatically mapped on Managed Workstations. Typically referred to as the ‘H drive’
    • Useful for personal file storage, as the H Drive can only be accessed by its user
    • Not for confidential data or Access databases
  2. MWS Shared File Services – Shared file space, typically referred to as the ‘I drive’
    • Useful for team file storage, as UW Groups can be used to control access to who views the files
    • Not for confidential data or Access databases
  3. MWS Windows File Services – Shared file space, with support for rich Windows ACLs
    • Typically created as a top-level folder in the I: Drive, available by request.
    • Recommended for storing and using Microsoft Access Databases
    • File versioning enabled via Shadow Copy

Current rates for MWS Files Services are available in the MWS Service Catalog Entry.

More Information

  • Compare UW File Services A handy chart that showcases the differences between all the online file storage options that UW offers.
  • Recovering Files Information about how MWS backs up its file storage offerings and how to restore files that have been recently deleted.
  • Mapping Drives How to manually access the H: and I: drives when you’re not on a Managed Workstation
Last reviewed January 15, 2020