Employee and Student H Drives

Connect to a student H Drive

The H drive is space on the college's network that you can store your school work for safe keeping. In order to access this network space, you will need to download either Secure Shell (SSH downloadable executable) or Fugu (FTP for Mac OS X).

The following instructions should help you set up SSH and login to access your H drive:

  1. Download Secure Shell Remote software. This is a free version available for students.
  2. Install the software.
  3. The installer should have placed a shortcut for the program in the Start Menu. Run the program by clicking the short cut.
  4. Click Quick Connect and enter the following information in the Connect to Remote Host Window:
  5. Hostname: ftp.gettysburg.edu.
    Username: Your Gettysburg UserID.
    Port Number: 222
  6. Click Connect.
  7. The first time you connect to the server, you will receive several warnings. Click Yes to all of them
  8. Enter your Gettysburg password when prompted.
  9. Click the button for New File Transfer Window.
  10. Find the files that you need and copy them to the desktop.

Note: You cannot work directly on files through SSH. You need to copy them to the local machine, make the necessary changes and then copy them back to the server.

Connect to an employee H Drive

Open My Computer.

Select Tools from the menu bar and select Map Network Drive (If the menu bar does not appear, hit the alt key.)

The Map Network Drive box will appear on your screen.

Select H: from the Drive drop down box.

For an academic H drive, type \\acadhomenas\USERID$ in the Folder box.
For example, if your USERID is jdoe, you would type \\acadhomenas\jdoe$.

For an administrative H drive, type \\adminhomenas\USERID$ in the Folder box.
For example, if your USERID is ssmith, type \\adminhomenas\ssmith$.

Check the Reconnect at logon button so the drive will appear every time you logon to your computer.

Click Finish.