What is the M: Drive?

The M: Drive is an area of file storage on the campus network which is made available to staff and researchers who wish to share files in a collaborative way. Note: If staff wish to share files with undergraduate students, it is recommended that the Q:Drive is used.

Additional Information

Why might I use the M:Drive?

Staff who wish to share files in a collaborative way with other staff can use the M: Drive as it provides a central network file location. Files placed onto the M:Drive can be read, copied, modified or deleted by other staff who have permissions to access that M: Drive.

How do staff request access to write to the M: Drive?

Contact the Service Desk to log a support ticket for access to the M: Drive (please specify the folder name) and provide the folder owners authorisation. Please note that students will not be granted access to the M: Drive.

How do I access the M: Drive? 

Once you have been assigned rights to a specific folder on the M: Drive, click File Explorer and then the M:Drive icon.  The folder which you have been assigned rights will be displayed. 
Note: If you have not been assigned rights to a folder, the M: Drive folder contents will appear blank.

How do staff access the M: Drive from their desktop computer?

  • Windows users
    Once you have requested and been assigned rights to a specific folder on the M: Drive, and log in to your PC or laptop on campus using your campus account credentials - double-click My Computer and then the M: Drive icon.



OneDrive is Microsoft's storage service for hosting files in the "cloud." It is available for free to all staff and students through their NUI Galway Office 365 account. OneDrive offers users a simple way to store, sync and share various types of files, with other people and devices on the internet.  You will receive 1TB of storage through OneDrive.

Note:  Access to your Office 365 account is disabled once you are no longer a registered student or staff member in NUI Galway.

For further information on OneDrive and other Office 365 Apps visit our Office 365 pages.