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 U-M 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 CLSE Windows lab 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 CAEN Windows computers. After authorizing, you will see them mounted as optional network drives each time you sign into a CAEN Windows 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 CAEN Windows computer, refer to our knowledge base.

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