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What is the Personal Directory - H Drive?

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Your personal directory is storage space allocated by the University for each individual student, faculty, and staff to use. This space allows you to save information while at school without using disks or flash drives. It is commonly referred to as the H:\ Drive for students, faculty, and staff. Only the individual has access to information that they save in their personal directory.

Intended Audience

This Quicknote is intended for current faculty, staff, and students who would like to know more about personal storage that is available to them here at the University of Michigan-Flint.

*Important Information*

Unfortunately, network drives like the H:\ and I:\ drive will be going away at end of the year 2020. What will be replacing the H:\ drive is the new Google Drive included with your Umich Google account.
To access your Google Drive, please navigate to

The following Quicknote can be used to assist with logging into the Google Drive Service: M+Google Drive: General Information. While ITS does not move your data off of H:\ drives, we can provide guidance on the process. We recommend using this Quicknote as a reference for moving your data: Backing up Important Data


This Quicknote requires that you have access to your H:\ drive. The links below can help you in setting up or accessing your personal H:/ drive:

Available Drive Space

Below lists the space allotted to current students, faculty, and staff at UM-Flint:
  • Faculty/Staff Allotment: 10GB
  • Student Allotment: 500 MB

How do you use the Personal Directory on a Campus Computer?

  • To save a file to your personal directory, just choose Save As in the File menu of any application, and choose the drive with your uniqname on it from the tree on the left.
  • To open a file from your personal directory while in an application, simply click File and then Open, then choose the drive labeled with your uniqname from the tree on the left.

How do you Access Your Personal Directory on Campus?

To access your personal directory, simply select the drive labeled with your uniqname from the tree on the left in any file browser (the location is similar for both Windows and Mac machines). The personal directory functions like any other drive you have access to, such as a flash drive or external hard drive.

How do you Access Your Personal Directory Off Campus?

Using a modern Web browser, such as Chrome or Firefox, navigate to On the main screen after logging in, under the Files menu, click the second link down labeled H:\ Drive to access any personal files you have saved on that drive.


If you have any questions or experience any issues with this Quicknote please visit or contact the ITS Helpdesk for assistance.

Location: 206 Murchie Science Building
Phone#: (810)-762-3123 (Option 1)

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