Migrating students’ H: drives to OneDrive
As part of SAIT’s focus on protecting our data and moving to cloud-based storage, on Saturday, August 12, we are migrating students’ H: drives to OneDrive. We do not anticipate any outages during this time.
Accessing and using OneDrive
Using your SAIT email and password, you can access OneDrive a few different ways:
- Through Microsoft Office Online
- Through the OneDrive desktop app/File Explorer on your computer, which you can download from the Microsoft Store if you don’t already have it on your device (it is generally automatically installed with Windows 11).
- Through the OneDrive mobile app, which you can download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Review this video for guidance logging into and navigating OneDrive Online: https://youtu.be/JC79EqyXnJs?t=451
A small percentage of active students have active H: drives with data on them; however, if there is data on the student’s H: drive, it will get copied over to their OneDrive. We maintain backups of data in the event of data loss. If students experience data loss, please contact the ITS Service Desk.
Once the H: drives are empty, they will be deleted. If students had no data in their H: drives, they will be deleted.
Applications that use H: drive
Applications that use H: drive to create or store files, such as AccuMap and AutoDesk, have been rerouted to OneDrive as well. Applications such as Brightspace use their own file upload and sharing platform and are not impacted by this change.
As of August 3, new students will not have H: drives created. All students receive a OneDrive when they start with SAIT.
Faculty may need to update their course materials to reflect the change from H: drive to OneDrive, where applicable.
Students should review their OneDrive after August 12 to ensure all data was transferred over.