The J drive provides one area to which all staff in the department have access, but on which the subfolders have different permissions set.
Only on a supported desktop PC: You must first disconnect any previous mapping on the J drive - then run this file: J drive map to Storage ( 1kb download)
Instructions on how to map a drive are here, please select the correct operating system:
The path to the J drive is
Access to the various folders are by group policy, and the top level folders have been set up to hopefully easily reflect who has access to which folders. If you believe you don't have access to an area to which you should then please email email@example.com to discuss your needs and I'll contact the owner of that folder.
Here is an example of the main areas, and who has access to them, only people within DERS:
In order to better back up your files, to improve security on your PC's and provide access from off campus, I have set up individual folders, by username, within the Staff Areas folder. Only you have access to the folder of your username.
You should use this folder instead of saving files to the C drive. There are a number of reasons for that.
A quick way to access the J drive from of-campus from a variety of devices, laptops, tablets, phones etc is to use the VDS: Virtual Desktop Service: https://www.york.ac.uk/it-services/services/vds/virtual-desktop/
To map the J drive on a laptop or Mac etc then follow the instructions at https://www.york.ac.uk/it-services/filestore/ - You will need to first connect to the VPN to do this, see below.