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T: drive (Email-UNIX Filestore)

What is it?

All users are allocated an area on the central Email-Unix filestore (in addition to their N: drive). This is known as the T: drive.

This area of the filestore contains:

  • Your email data, if you are an IMAP user (POP users email will continue to be stored on drive N: )
  • Personal web pages under directories and
  • Any UNIX files (which may be created if you have used UNIX software).

Note: Live@UCL email is NOT stored on the T: drive but is hosted elsewhere - it won't take up any of your quota space on this part of the Central Filestore.


This area is accessed automatically by email programs used in Staff WTS 2000 so most users will not need to access these files directly.

Email attachments will also go to this area of the filestore while they are held as part of the email message. However, if you explicitly save an attachment, the save will put the resultant file on the N: drive by default (if you are using WTS).

Mapping the T: drive

You can only view the T: drive in Staff WTS, however when you log in, you will not automatically see itlisted under My Computer or Windows Explorer.

To view the drive, go to: Start > Programs > Utilities > Map Central Email-Unix Filestore (T-drive).

You will then be able to access the T: drive in the same way as you access other drives available on WTS.


All staff are allocated 1GB of space.

Backups/file restores

Backups are made every night of all files created or modified since the preceding night's backup. 

If you delete a file that was created the same day, it will not be possible to recover it.  The date the file was created or changed must be a previous day, it cannot be the same date that the file was lost.

Read more about backups and file restores.