File Storage and Locations

Engineering accounts include file storage on both Windows and Unix file servers. On a Windows machine when you create and save a file, that file is part of your Windows file store and counts against your Windows disk quota. Similarly, files created on a Linux workstation are saved on a Unix file server and count against your Linux/Unix quota.

Logged into Windows

By default Windows files are stored in your home directory H:\. If you have access to file shares, you can view and store files in those shares. You can also store files in your Unix file store by selecting L:\unix home as the file location.

Linux Files from a Windows Computer

If you get to Windows by logging into a Windows machine, you automatically have access to your Linux file store (L:\).

The Connect2 VPN includes a link to Unix-Home, where Linux files are stored, in the Files section of the Connect2 home screen.

If you use remote desktop via the Connect 2 VPN, you automatically have access to L:\ because you have logged into your actual computer.

If using VDI to connect to a virtual Windows desktop, get to your Linux files by going to the L:\drive.

Logged into Linux

By default Linux files are stored in your home directory. You can also store files in your Windows file store by selecting WINDOWS_H_DRIVE as the file location.

Windows Files from a Linux Workstation

If using SecureCRT to connect to a Linux workstation, note the name of the actual machine that you connect to. The machine name is part of the prompt. For example, if you get connected to the machine l-lnx013, your prompt will be similar to this: account@l-lnx013>. After you have logged in, ssh to that machine. (You will have to supply your account password.) That action mounts the Windows H: drive. For example, if you connect to L-LNX008.engr.uiowa.edu, from the shell, type the command: ssh l-lnx008. To get to your Windows files, use the command cd WINDOWS_H_DRIVE

If using FastX to connect to a Linux workstation, note the name of the actual machine that you connect to. You can specify connection to C-LNX000.engr.uiowa.edu (through C-LNX005). The machine name is part of the prompt. For example, if you get connected to the machine c-lnx001, your prompt will be similar to this: account@c-lnx001>. After you have logged in, ssh to that machine. (You will have to supply your account password.) That action mounts the Windows H: drive. If you connect to c-lnx004.engr.uiowa.edu, from the shell, type the command: ssh c-lnx004

If using a Virtual Linux machine (VMWare Player) to connect to a Linux workstation, you can find Windows files by opening a file browser (like Dolphin) and clicking on HOME, which contains your Windows files.

Help

See the Engineering Help Desk consultant in 1253 SC, (319) 335-5055, for help locating your files.