Save your files!
Last updated on 9/20/2016 Print this page
Know where you’re saving
When you download a file on campus, make sure you save it to
your network drive – typically, the G: drive (or Z: drive, if
you’ve been provided with one). This will ensure that you can find
the file again when you log off the computer.
You can choose the save location by right clicking a file and
choosing 'Save As…' or 'Save Link
As…' depending on which web browser you’re using.
If you’re working on a document from an email,
save it to your G: drive first, then open it from
your G: drive.
Save the file.
Regularly save your file – don’t rely on "autosave". This is
especially important if you are working on an important document.
By clicking the save button, you will know that you have saved the
file. Make it a habit to do it every few minutes and there will be
less lost if something does happen!
If you don’t save a file, it’s not possible to recover
Don’t rely on your memory stick.
If you only save your files on your memory stick and the stick
becomes damaged or corrupt, you’re highly likely to have lost the
file or the contents of the memory stick and there’s no guarantee
that you’ll be able to get it back. There’s also a chance you could
misplace the memory stick, or forget to bring it with you when you
really need it.
Save your work somewhere else too – whether it’s emailing it to
yourself, or saving it to your G: drive – this will at least give
you a backup.
If you are storing confidential or personal data on a memory
stick then you must use encryption to keep it secure. You should
either encrypt the file(s) or the whole memory stick. Remember
though, the contents will be inaccessible if you forget your
Click here for more
information about encryption.
Why save to your network drive?
The G: and Z: drive are backed up regularly by the ICT
Department. This means that it’s possible, in most cases, to
restore files to their previous version.
We can help you restore your files if they are stored on the G:
or the Z: and have been saved previously.
Want to know more?
Please visit the University of Hull InfoWise site for up to date information on
keeping your data secure.