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May 18, 2021

Student H: Drive Migration to OneDrive Completed

Information Technology has finished migrating student H: drives to OneDrive. Student H: drives will continue to be available until June 15 in the event of missing files. Content previously available in the S: drive, T: drive, or J: drive is now available in Canvas, or by contacting your instructor, advisor, or supervisor.

Background:
For many years, most of Cedarville’s files have been stored in network drives. These drives, known by their alphabet soup of drive letters (i.e., H:, J:, S:, or T:) were automatically made available on any University-provided computer after login but performed poorly today in a world of mobile-first, always-on computing.
Cedarville University Information Technology is retiring its venerable and obsolete network drives in favor of OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage platform integrated with Office 365.
Common Questions & Answers:
Q: I had files on my H: drive that I don’t want to lose! What do I do?
A: Good news! Information Technology migrated your H: Drive files to OneDrive. H: Drive information appears in a folder named “Migrated_H_Drive” in your OneDrive.
Q: Can I start using OneDrive now?
A: Yes! Click this link to get started: Open My OneDrive. You will need to authenticate using your full cedarville.edu email address.
Q: What if there are files missing after the migration?
A: The migration tool Information Technology used for the migration generated reports on any files that failed to migrate. Information Technology will contact you directly with instructions on how to resolve these issues and make sure you have access to all your files.
Q: What happened to my H: Drive after the migration?
A: Your H: drive will stick around until the first week of June in case problems come up, and you will be able to get files from it (but you will be able not create new files or make changes to the files that are currently there).
Q: I did not know this was happening! Was it ever communicated?

A: Yes. This was communicated in the TechNews email message on April 17, 2021. You can read the archived announcement here: Student H: Drive Migration to OneDrive

For additional details, go to Migrate Files to OneDrive (H: Drive migration).

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