UDrive is UMass Amherst’s Web-based file storage and sharing system.
With UDrive, you can:
For more information on how UDrive can work for you, see 8 Ways to Use UDrive.
Note: If you are using a Subsidiary IT Account (e.g., an account created for a course), please make sure you are using the correct username and password.
Each instructor, student, and staff member has 1 GB of storage space on UDrive.
To check how much available space you have, go to your home directory (click on the UDrive icon in the top left of the screen). Your quota and how much space you have available will appear in the bottom left corner.
Please contact the IT Help Center if you need more than 1 GB of storage space.
The following browsers are fully supported by Xythos, the company that develops UDrive:
Note: IT recommends that you keep your browsers and other software up-to-date; however, you may experience problems using the latest or newest versions of some browsers with UDrive.
There are two ways to upload multiple files or folders to UDrive:
Yes. You can create a special IT Account, known as a Course IT Account, for each of your courses. Course IT Accounts provide a separate UDrive, Blog, and Web hosting space for each course.
Files you share with other UDrive users do not automatically appear in their UDrive spaces. To make sure that people have access to your content, email them a link to your file or folder, then ask them to bookmark the file or create a subscription to it.
Intellilinks created and shared before January 12, 2010 do not work in the latest version of UDrive. These links, UDrive's shortened versions of URLs, are typically copy-and-pasted into emails sent to users with whom you are sharing files and folders.
To find the new Intellilink, select the checkbox next to a file or folder, then, in the toolbar (top left), go to Manage > Summary.
When you delete a file or folder, it gets moved to your Trash folder. By default, UDrive stores the files in your Trash folder for 30 days. To restore a file from your Trash, go to Trash, select the checkbox(es) next to folder(s) or file(s) you want to restore, then click Restore File.
To restore files that have been moved to the Trash more than 30 days ago, please contact the IT Help Center.
You can upload static Web files (e.g., .html, .gif, .jpg, .css) to UDrive and then share the site with other UMass Amherst users or make it public.
To post a simple Web site:
Note: UDrive cannot host dynamic Web pages, such as those created in PHP.
UDrive does not scan files uploaded to UDrive for viruses.
To protect your computer, we strongly recommend that you download and update your anti-virus software and update your operating system on a regular basis. For more information, see the IT Security Center.