Personal Data Storage

There are several possibilities to store data in the Faculty's network:

Home folder

Your home directory where only you have access. Normally it is mapped to the drive letter U:. Note that there is a space limitation called quota on it (see under miscellaneous). This homefolder is situated on your home server. The name of the home server is typed in brackets beside your drive letter u: in the windows explorer (for students it's server stuserver, for others it's workgroup-specific).

Shared Folders

These are shared network drives used by workgroups.


The Faculty's Cloud is suitable for securing locally processed data, for accessing these data from different workstations (also from home or "on the road"), and for the occasionally data exchange with employees of the faculty or external persons. More information

User-Web folder

For your personal homepage which is accessible under (notice the swung dash / tilde). The starting page must be named index.htm or index.html. This directory must be freed by the IT Group to be readable "for the world". When you are logged into the faculty network with a windows computer, you can access this directory by typing \\webby\<your user name> into the windows explorer.

Political, racial, religious, professional, commercial, violent, and sexual contents are strictly forbidden on the personal homepage. The personal homepage is not meant for file exchange due to traffic limitations.

Mapping a network drive

You can map these windows shares to a freely chosen drive letter with "right mouse click on the share" Netzlaufwerk verbinden resp. map network drive. If you mark the field in the upcoming window, the mapping will be permanently.

Data security

Concerning data security, three points are very important:

  1. Important data should always be placed on a network drive like the drive on which your home directory is situated. Please, do not use local drives for storing. Local drives may fail when you need your data most and in some cases other people may gain access to your data. That is not possible on network drives. And: Deleted or broken data stored on network drives can be restored from our backup system for the last 30 working days.
  2. You should always know, in which directory you store your files. Please, do not use directories like "Eigene Dateien", "My documents" or the desktop for that. Instead, create your own directory structure, for example on U:\data\...
  3. If data on drive c: is lost, it may be restored by Microsoft System Protection. Simply right-click on the file resp. the directory  and choose "Restore previous version". More Information (Microsoft Webside).