How can I access my K drive?

NCSU has a program that can connect you to your K drive from home called ExpanDrive.  ExpanDrive is available for Mac and Windows.  To download ExpanDrive, go to http://www.eos.ncsu.edu/software/downloads/, log in with your Unity ID and password, and download ExpanDrive for Windows or Mac.

For Windows Users

Installation

  1. Run the file you downloaded, ExpanDriveNCSU.exe and click “Next” to continue.

  2. Click on the radio button beside Install for anyone using this computer and click “Next” to continue.

  3. Click the Install button to begin the installation of the program.
  4. If you see a security warning, click Continue or Run.
  5. Once the installation is finished, you should see the ExpanDrive icon

Configuration

  1. Once you have opened ExpanDrive, click on the New Drive  button at the bottom left corner
  2. At the New Drive window, click on the More Options  link
  3. Type the following settings into their corresponding fields:
    1. Server: sftp.ncsu.edu
    2. Username: your Unity ID
    3. Password: your Unity password
    4. Save Password: configure however you'd like
    5. Authentication: Password (default)
    6. Port: 22 (default)
    7. Nickname: K Drive
    8. Remote path: leave blank
    9. Drive letter: K:
    10. Reconnect at logon: configure however you'd like (probably best to leave blank for laptops, as they are not always connected to networks on startup)
  4. When you click Connect, the drive contents should pop up in Windows Explorer.


For Mac Users

Installation

  1. Unzip the file you downloaded, ExpanDriveNCSU.zip
  2. Drag and drop the ExpanDrive application
    ExpanDrive icon
    into your Applications directory.
  3. Double-click the ExpanDrive icon in your Applications folder to launch ExpanDrive.

Configuration

You will first need to open up the ExpanDrive Drive Manager. Click New Drive or the + button to add/configure a new drive.

- To configure ExpanDrive for your personal K drive, use these settings

  • Drive Type: SFTP (SSH)
  • Server: sftp.ncsu.edu
  • Username: your Unity ID
  • Password: your Unity password
  • Save: select the checkbox to save the password in your OS X keychain
  • Drive Name: K Drive
  • Remote Path: leave blank
  • Port: 22 (default)
  • Reconnect at logon: configure however you'd like (probably best to leave blank for laptops, as they are not always connected to networks on startup)

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