YCP network drives are digital storage areas. All students and employees have a Home (H:) Drive for individual use. Some employees have permissions to additional drives, such as Shared Areas.
You can use Google Drive in a similar way, which we usually recommend instead.
Types of drives
Network Software (I:) Drive
Your (I:) drive includes certain specialized software for some classes (check with your professor). This shared drive will show up on any campus computer after you log in (if off campus, you can access a campus computer remotely).
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 at myfiles.ycp.edu.
Access network drives
Map a drive
On YCP-owned computers, you can map network drives. This allows to you easily access network drive content, as if it were stored on the computer.
Tip: If you seem to be missing a drive, restart the computer first.
Map on Windows
You must be connected to VPN and on a YCP-owned laptop.
Right-click on This PC.
Select Map network drive.
Drive: Select any available drive letter.
Note: Letters already under Devices and drives in This PC are unavailable.
Folder: Type a drive path.
Home Drive (H: Drive)
Select Reconnect at sign-in and deselect Connect using different credentials.
The drive will appear in a new File Explorer or window.
It can now be found in This PC.
Note: If you change your password, then Windows may ask for your current credentials. In this case, lock your computer (Ctrl + Alt + Delete > Lock), then unlock with your new password.
Map on macOS
In Finder, select Go > Connect to Server.
Type a drive path.
Home Drive (H: Drive)
Tip: After typing the drive path, select the + button to add the path to the Favorite Servers list. You can use that shortcut in the future.
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.
You can upload and 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.