Student Home Directories

  • When using the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) for Windows in computer labs, files saved to the Desktop or Documents folders are automatically stored in your CAEN Home Directory.
  • When using the Linux CLSE, your home directory is also stored in your CAEN Home Directory, in a folder named dotfiles.
  • These files can also be accessed directly via the N: network drive on all CLSE Windows computers.
  • Files can also be accessed remotely from off-campus locations, but the U-M VPN service may be required to connect.
  • Regular backup “snapshots” are taken to enable easily-accessible file recovery.

Students and faculty instructors receive a CAEN Home Directory when they are granted full CAEN Access to support their use of the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE). Files saved in CAEN Home Directories are available in the same location on all CAEN Lab and ITS Campus Computing Sites computers. The maximum quota for a student Home Directory is 50 GB, and it cannot be increased.

Note: Do not delete the windat.V2 or dotfiles folders in your Home Directory. These are the default locations where your Desktop and Documents folders are stored when using CLSE computers.

How to Access your Home Directory

For instructions on accessing the files stored in your CAEN Home Directory, refer to our knowledge base.

Questions or problems with accessing your Home Directory can be directed to the CAEN Help Desk.