An array of floppy disks

What are your options for saving files? From the Hard Drive to the Cloud – an introduction to storage and back-up

It wasn’t long ago that file storage options were limited to your PC’s minuscule hard drive or, if you could manage to keep files under 1.44MB in size, the legendary floppy disk. Then along came rewritable CDs, and subsequently DVDs, which massively expanded the potential of external storage and back-up to 700MB and 4.7GB respectively. But as…

Don’t cry over Wifi

by Guest Poster, Corey Stratford. So, it’s your lunch hour and you fancy taking a slice from your student loan in a ritzy café. Sitting comfortably with a cup of the hard stuff you connect to the public Wifi and within seconds you’re getting a ‘light’ dose of Facebook. Well, unless you are technologically paranoid…

Using folders to organise your work

Your computer stores your documents, music, videos and the rest of your work using something called a filesystem. On a Windows computer this filesystem works in the same way as a real filing cabinet by allowing you to organise your files into folders. Using folders to organise your work can save you a lot of…

Understanding the F: drive

You’ve probably heard of the F: drive, but you might not be certain about what it is – this post will give you a quick introduction. What are drives? Drives are devices which store files, such as the documents you create for your university coursework. There are several different types of drive: Local drives –…

FTP to homespace

Access your homespace on your own computer

When you are using a Sheffield Hallam University managed desktop computer you can access your homespace by going to “My Computer” and double clicking on the “F:” drive. If you have internet access and a compatible computer then you can also access your homespace from off-campus, or on your own laptop when you’re using the…