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University of Wisconsin - Stout
QHow much storage space do students have?
AYou have 1GB of storage on the BlueDrive.
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QHow do I Update my Student Website?
AFTP is no longer available on the student web server.  To upload your files login to https://bluedrive.uwstout.edu and upload your files to your wwwroot folder.  You can also connect to your website using a WEBDAV Client.
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QHow do I map my network drive(s)on a Windows based computer?
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Map Drive – Windows



  • Right-Click  on “My Computer”  and choose Map Network Drive
  • On Windows XP, to map your student share (H:) enter the following server name:
    http://bluedrive.uwstout.edu/users/students/username
    where username is your UW-Stout email username
    Example, John Doe: http://bluedrive.uwstout.edu/users/students/doej
  • On Windows Vista, to map your student share (H:) enter the following server name:
    https://bluedrive.uwstout.edu/users/students/username
    where username is your UW-Stout email username
    Example, John Doe: https://bluedrive.uwstout.edu/users/students/doej
  • Individual Colleges also provide storage space for class needs. The mappings for these are:

    Math
       M: (Personal Drive) \\mscsFS.uwstout.edu\username$
       S: (Shared Drive) \\mscsFS.uwstout.edu\studentshared
    STEM
       M: (Personal Drive) \\stemFS.uwstout.edu\username$
       S: (Shared Drive) \\stemFS.uwstout.edu\stem_student_shared$
    GIS
       M: (Personal Drive) \\gisFS.uwstout.edu\username$
       S: (Shared Drive) \\gisFS.uwstout.edu\gisStudentShared

 

  • Click Connect using “different user name”

    • Username BlueDrive: username (without @uwstout.edu)
    • Username departmental shares: username@uwstout.edu
    • Password: email password

  • Check the box, “Reconnect at logon” to save the network drive
  • Click “Finish.”

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QWhat is a mapped drive?
AA mapped drive is a link or a path to a network drive. A network drive is a storage drive that is not physically located on your computer.
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QWhat would I use a mapped drive for?
AYou would use this drive to back up files or to store files so you can access them from another computer.
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QHow do I map network drive on a mac?
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Map Drive – Mac

  • Click “Go” menu in your main Finder window.
  • Click “Connect to Server”
  • Map to their network drives using the following for server name and then click “Connect:”
  • For your personal student share (H:) enter the following server name:
    https://bluedrive.uwstout.edu/users/students/username
    where username is your UW-Stout email username
    Example, John Doe: https://bluedrive.uwstout.edu/users/students/doej
  • Enter your UW-Stout email username and password when prompted


Individual Colleges also provide storage space for class needs. The mappings for these are:

Math M: (Personal Drive) smb://mscs.uwstout.edu/username$
S: (Shared Drive) smb://mscs.uwstout.edu/studentshared


STEM

M: (Personal Drive) smb://stemFS.uwstout.edu/username$
S: (Shared Drive) smb://stemFS.uwstout.edu/stem_student_shared$


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QHow do I print in the Library?
A

Instructions for printing can be found here.


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QBlueDrive - End of Support
AThe BlueDrive storage system was decommissioned June 9th, 2014.
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