Cloud Storage Services at U-M

  • All U-M students, faculty, and staff receive access to certain cloud storage services for saving and sharing files, including U-M Google Drive and U-M Dropbox.
  • When using the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) for Windows, students and faculty instructors can access their U-M cloud storage services directly using Kumo.
  • Kumo allows you to mount U-M Google Drive and Dropbox as network drives, so you can save your files without needing a separate client or browser window.

Kumo is a service available on all Windows CLSE computers that allows you to map your U-M cloud-based storage services (e.g. Google Drive or Dropbox) as network drives. To start using the service, you must first log in at the Kumo website and authorize your U-M cloud storage accounts to be mounted as network drives on Windows CLSE computers. After authorizing, you will see them listed as optional Network locations to store your data each time you sign into a Windows CLSE computer:

Kumo Drives on the CLSE

Using Kumo is preferred over installing “sync” clients or using a web browser, which can be slower and utilize more network resources.

Setting Up Kumo

For further instructions on setting up Kumo on a Windows CLSE computer, refer to our knowledge base.

Questions or problems with using Kumo can be directed to the CAEN Help Desk.