All students, faculty, and staff in Electrical Computer Software Engineering are provided with a Linux home directory for storing data. Likewise, all systems in the department are configured to use your Linux home directory when you log in to Linux and also will map in windows as the X drive.
Accessing X Drive
College of Engineering File Space (X-Drive)
All users can access their X-Drive by using the following path:
\\xfiles.ece.iastate.edu\home\netid or \\dfs-2.ece.iastate.edu\home\netid
So, for example, a student can access from their personal Windows laptop by using Windows Explorer and entering:
- Be sure to use credentials in this format.
Using a Mac you can access the X-Drive with the following:
Go -> Connect to Server smb://xfiles.ece.iastate.edu/home/netid
If you are off campus, make sure you first connect to the vpn.
Alternatively, you can access your X Drive from Windows using WinSCP.
For other information see File Storage