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MyStuff FAQs

What is my MyStuff?
MyStuff "individual" file space is a file storage area available to all currently enrolled students and active employees (faculty and staff). As part of the Active Directory project, all student, faculty and staff have been allocated up to 1gig of individual file space. This space is not shareable and is for use by the individual for academic or professional purposes. MyStuff file storage area can be accessed online anywhere, anytime. See Accessing MyStuff.

The online MyStuff web interface also allows some access to University shared file areas for Faculty and Staff only. Use of these shared areas is strictly limited to University business. See AD File Shares for more info.
What is Shared Stuff?
Shared Stuff file areas are viewable and accessible from the MyStuff web interface. For a detailed explanation of what the various shared file areas are, go to: AD File Shares on the Active Directory website.
Is MyStuff storage area backed up?
Yes...but you should always keep a copy of the files you store on MyStuff in another location like your PC hard drive, CD or thumb drive. IT does a general backup of the entire mystuff file area for all users. This backup is intended for disaster recovery purposes not for individual files recovery. However, it may be possible to recover individual files and folders depending on the timing and age of the files. Contact the IT Helpdesk @745-7000 if you need to recover MyStuff files.

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Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
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 Last Modified 9/24/14