UDrive Individual Cloud Storage

About UDrive Individual Cloud Storage

With UDrive Individual Cloud Storage, access important files from your desktop, laptop, or lab computer anywhere on- or off-campus. The UDrive is a network storage space that provides 5 GB of online storage. With Texas State WebFiles, access your UDrive files from any web browser.

  • Available to: Faculty, Staff, Students
  • Where to use: Texas State Windows and Mac computers, personal computers, online
  • Cost: Free

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Online via Texas State WebFiles

On Campus (in an office, lab, or other Texas State computer)

  • While connected to the Texas State network (Ethernet, TXST-Bobcats, or Virtual Private Network - VPN), log into a Texas State computer with your NetID and password.
    • Windows computers: Windows computers that are on the Texas State domain and are connected to the Texas State network will automatically display the UDrive (Go to Computer > Network Location)
    • Mac computers: Mac computers that are on the Texas State domain and are connected to the Texas State network will need to manually map to the UDrive to access it. 
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By default, each person is provided with 5 GB of storage space

Each person is provided a default of five gigabytes (GB) of storage space for a collective 20 TB of space for the entire campus. This is why you may see 20.0 TB free of 20.0 TB on your UDrive.

Notes and Policy Information 

  • Windows computer users: If you do not see the UDrive right now, log on and off of your computer two times. Then it should be visible.
  • The UDrive is for your individual, work-related files.
  • You cannot share your UDrive with others.
  • Be sure to zip up database files (such as Microsoft Access, Filemaker Pro, Outlook archives) before saving them to the UDrive.
  • Do not install software or other applications to run directly on the UDrive.
  • The UDrive is intended for you to store important work files and work on them directly from the UDrive. Alternately, you can move a copy of files that reside in your Documents folder to the UDrive.
  • The UDrive is not intended for you to back up your entire computer's operating system files or software programs.
  • Storing important files on your UDrive will protect your files in the event that your local computer’s hard drive fails.
  • You can recover accidentally deleted files or folders! Previously saved versions are auto-archived at 6 p.m. daily.  These archived files are available on the network for a maximum of four weeks.
  • If you exceed the default 5 GB quota limit, you will not be able to save any other files to the UDrive until you move other files off.


See the below help articles for step-by-step instructions on how to use Texas State UDrive.

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