Carnegie Mellon University


Campus affiliates are given server space for file storage and sharing. Depending on where you need to access files from or who you want to share with, a number of options are available to you.


Andrew File System (AFS)

A global file system that is similar to a cloud-based storage but files are stored locally at Carnegie Mellon; enables collaboration with other campus affiliates.  Used for Network Drive storage on Mac lab computers.


Secure cloud storage service that allows individuals to access files from any device with an Internet connection. Box can be used to share files and collaborate. 

Google Drive

Drive is a cloud-based storage solution that's part of Google at CMU. It features unlimited storage, access to files from your computer or mobile devices, and real-time collaboration through a variety of integrated apps.

MyDeptFiles (DFS)

MyDeptFiles (DFS) storage provides a backup solution, usage monitoring, data retention and recovery, confidentiality, and drive mapping. Files can be rolled back up to 5 weeks in cases of accidental file deletion. 


Storage accessible from Windows computer labs and remotely using Virtual Andrew.