How to organize personal H-drives

Posted on October 22, 2010 by

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Avery Smith 
Staff Writer

Some students have no clue how to organize their H drive file, partly because they do not know what it is or how to use it. The H drive allows each student to save typed papers or projects to a folder that only he or she can access from all the different computers around the school. By double clicking on the “My Computer” icon, you have two choices under the network connections. Unless you want other people to see, read, or change your document, click on the file with your name on it. This will bring you to a folder containing all of your saved documents. Most H drives are not organized, but there is a solution to this problem. Click File—New—Folder to create a new folder and start organizing. Once all of your new folders are in place you can name them. Double-click on their current title in order to rename them. The title that you use should help you move your different projects into the folders so you know where to look for things. You can get your projects into the folders by clicking and dragging them into the folder. If you want all your saved items in one folder chose Edit—Select All then drag them into the folder. In some classes you do a lot of writing and organizing your H drive can help you stay organized in that class. It can also help keep assignments from different classes separate. If your work is organized, it is likely that it will benefit your grades and prevent the loss of papers.

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