Network Drives

YCP Network drives are digital storage areas. All students & employees have a Home (H:) Drive. Some employees have permissions to additional drives, such as Shared Areas.

Google Drive (Preferred)

Google Drive is not linked to Network Drives, but offers most of the same features & many more. We generally recommend using Google Drive instead, whenever possible.

Unlike your (H:) drive & other network drives, your Google Drive has unlimited storage & is currently retained after graduation.

Home (H:) Drive

Your (H:) drive is one type of YCP file storage for documents & all file types. On a YCP computer, you can Map it, as described in the sections below. Or, from anywhere, you can access it from myfiles.ycp.edu.

The other is your Google Drive, which we recommend.

FacData

This drive contains resources that professors have made available to all YCP members. On a YCP computer, you can Map it, as described in the sections below. Or, from anywhere, you can access it from myfiles.ycp.edu.

Map on Windows

On Campus

Your drives will map automatically on Active Directory Windows computers. If you don't see them, restart your computer. Contact us if you still have trouble.

Off Campus

You must have a YCP-owned laptop with VPN access.

  • Open File Explorer > Right click on This PC > Map Network Drive.
  • Select any available drive letter.
  • Type a drive path.
    • Home Drive (H: Drive).
      • \\files\home
    • Shared drives.
      • \\files\shares
  • Deselect Reconnect at sign-in and select Connect using different credentials.
  • Sign in with your YCP username & password.
  • The drive will appear in a new File Explorer or window.

Map on Mac

On & Off Campus

You must have a YCP-owned laptop with VPN access.

  • In Finder, select Go > Connect to Server.
  • Type a drive path.
    • Home Drive (H: Drive).
      • ycp.edu/home
    • Shared drives.
      • files.ycp.edu/facdata
      • files.ycp.edu/shares
      • files.ycp.edu/networksoftware
  • Sign in with your YCP username & password.
    • Ensure that Registered User is selected.
    • Never select Remember this password in my keychain.
  • The drive will appear in a new Finder tab or window.

Make a Shortcut

  • In Finder, select Go > Connect to Server.
  • Type a drive path.
  • Select the + button.
    • The path will be added to the Favorite Servers list.

MyFiles

You can upload & download files on your drives from anywhere, at myfiles.ycp.edu. You can also often access files saved to the desktop of a YCP computer.

If you want a drive added, contact us.

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