Student Windows Home Directories

  • When using the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) in computer labs, files saved to the Windows Desktop or Documents folders are automatically stored in your Windows Home Directory.
  • 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 Windows Home Directory when they are granted full CAEN Access to support their use of the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE). Files saved in Windows Home Directories are available in the same location on all CAEN Lab and ITS Campus Computing Sites computers. The maximum quota for a student Windows Home Directory is 50 GB, and cannot be increased.

Note: Do not delete the windat.V2 folder in your Windows Home Directory. This is where your Windows Desktop and Documents folders are stored when using CLSE computers.

How to Access your Windows Home Directory

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

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