UCL Information Services Division


File Storage & Sharing

The Filestore@UCL service provides all UCL staff and students with storage space which is backed up every night. In this section, you will also information on storing research and identifiable data securely.

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N: Drive

Your personal storage area

For staff and students.

Find out how to access your N: drive, check your storage space and restore files and folders.

S: drive

Your departmental shared data area

For staff.

How to access your S: drive and restore files. Purchase additional S: drive storage. S: drive admin tasks for support staff.

Research Storage

Research Data Services

For staff.

A large scale facility for storing research data whilst your project is ongoing.

Data Safe Haven

Data Safe Haven (IDHS) for storing 'identifiable' data

For staff.

A technical solution for storing, handling and analysing identifiable data. 

Other storage devices

Saving your work on other storage devices

We recommend that the safest place to save your work is on the central filestore. But how does it compare to other storage options?

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File Storage and Sharing News and Related Information

Storage services disruption 21 August - 08:30-08:45

We are upgrading some of our storage services next week (Monday 21 August) this will involve a short disruption of service from 08:30-08:45 on 21 August. During this time access to N: and S: drives will be unavailable. A further upgrade will be made on 24 August. This should not disrupt access to N and S drives but these services will be “at risk” between 09:00 and 12:00.

Published: Aug 14, 2017 12:49:42 PM

ISD statement on the recent UCL ransomware incident

ISD would like to apologise for the disruption caused across UCL by a recent ransomware incident, and any inconvenience caused by the actions we took to protect your data.

Published: Jun 28, 2017 1:28:46 PM

IT incident 5 May 2017 – a response from ISD and Estates

We wanted to update UCL staff and students following the major loss of IT services on Friday 5 May 2017. Firstly, we want to apologise for the significant impact this had on staff and students’ ability to work across the whole university. We all rely on this technology round the clock and any loss of service is frustrating.

Published: May 16, 2017 4:30:52 PM