The UniDrive service provides staff and students with structured data storage areas - including the IRDS - which can be accessed from both on and off campus.

For students, we recommended the use of Student Drive.

In addition to being accessible via university-managed desktops and laptops, staff and students can connect to UniDrive using their personal devices (such as laptops and tablets).

Staff and students are both given a "Home Drive" area, in addition to shared workspaces or "Shared Drives" based on business area and/or course enrolment.

Staff and students can access their network drives via two different methods:

Staff have access to two different areas within UWA's network storage:

  • H: Drive - this is your own work-related documents drive - on windows-based computers this includes the Desktop and "My Documents" libraries.
  • S: Drive -  Shared Data used by staff in UWA Business Units which have had their data migrated to UniWA storage.

 Note: A third method, the UniDrive Web Portal is being decommissioned as it does not provide sufficient security for file access.

1. Access via UWA-managed computers

You can access your network storage drives on any computer in a UniWA-migrated area (if you're unsure whether this applies to your area, please contact your local IT group).

Once logged in to a computer, the shared drives will be mapped automatically as per the screenshot below:

UniDrive - Windows 7 

2. UniDrive access via your own computer/device

Note: For Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, we now recommend the UniDrive Client as the preferred method of connecting to UniDrive from your own computer.

To access your UniDrive network storage using your own personal device, follow the appropriate setup guide for your device.

These guides will allow you to map your network storage drive via the WebDAV protocol, so you can manage and edit your files on your own device.

For Android and Apple iOS devices, you will need to download a WebDAV client of your choice for your mobile device.

The guides below outline the settings and information you will need to provide to setup the client app to access UniDrive.

NOTE: These instructions may vary slightly depending upon your client app of choice, but the settings you need to enter are the same regardless of the platform or application you wish to use.

Switching from H: Drive to OneDrive 

You are strongly encouraged to move your personal work-related files from the H: drive to the OneDrive Service.  OneDrive can be accessed directly via the web, or by running the OneDrive app. It provides up to 1Tb of protected storage which you can access from almost anywhere.

OneDrive uses the cloud to store your documents, and can be set to sync with documents stored locally. This means you can work on a document on your work computer and it can automatically sync to the cloud so you can access the same version on another computer and visa versa. No matter where you are, your files will always be backed-up and available. 

For Staff, before you begin, on your work computer ensure you have OneDrive set-up. 

To do so, follow the instructions here

On a personal computer,  simply install the OneDrive app

Once installed, log in using your UWA credentials using the format <UWA ID> or <UWA ID>

You can transfer your data to OneDrive in three ways:
   1.     Drag files from your computer's H: to OneDrive

   2.     Upload using the Upload functionality in OneDrive online

   3.     Sync your local folder(s) to OneDrive automatically 

Once you have verified that the files from your H: drive are in OneDrive, you can safely delete them in the H: Drive 

Note that the OneDrive App is also available for Android and IOS devices from your app store.