​Saving Your Work​​​​Saving Your Work

Everyone (Staff and Student) will have at some point lost important work at one time or another, by following these simple tips we will hopefully help you avoid this. The following tip is possibly the most important thing we can advise you when working with a computer.

"Save your work often"

Where can I Save my work?

While on campus the place you must first save your work to is your Homespace (U:\ Drive). You can also save to the following media:
  • USB Memory Stick
  • USB Hard Drive
  • CD / DVD

Why Must I Save To My Homespace?

  • If you delete your work by mistake chances are the Technicians can retrieve it from the U:\ Drive. The same cannot be said for other devices. If these go wrong there is a 99% chance that the work is totally lost.
  • Security is another big advantage of the U:\ Drive, only you can get access to it by using your unique login and password.
  • The U:\ drive is also regularly backed up, so if we have a problem with the homespace we can soon
    retrieve any lost work.
  • You can also access your homespace from off campus from http:\\filemanager.tees.ac.uk
  • School of Computing Students can access their homespace using FTP. Instructions are here: https://unity3.tees.ac.uk/schools/015/students/Pages/uDriveFromHome.aspx

    • If you have any problems connecting to your homespace via FTP try resetting your account password

Top Tips:

This may seem a little heavy handed but if the only copy of your Final Year Project corrupts, this may just save you a few sleepless nights:
  1. Never work straight from a memory stick, always copy your work to the U:\ drive within University or your home computer before you start work.
  2. Never keep your only copy of work on a memory stick, always have a backup.
  3. Use http://filemanager.tees.ac.uk to upload work to your Student Homespace
  4. If you email yourself work, save it first to your home computer before starting any changes.
  5. Before you print make sure you've saved the file
  6. Try File versioning so you have a backup of a file at different stages of your work
  7. Do regular saves
  8. Finally....... backup, backup and backup