What is the N: Drive?

The N: Drive is an area of file storage on the campus network which is made available to students who wish to share files in a collaborative way with other students.

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Why might I use the N:Drive?

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

How do students request access to write to the N:Drive?

Contact the Service Desk to log a support ticket for access to the N:Drive (please specify the folder name). Please note that staff will not be granted access to the N:Drive.

How do I access the N:Drive in the PC Suites?

Once you have been assigned rights to a specific folder on the N:Drive, click File Explorer and then the N: 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 N:Drive icon will appear blank.

How do students access the N:Drive from their desktop computer?

  • Windows users - Students who use a N: Drive should auto-connect once you have logged in with your campus account credentials.
  • Macintosh users - Go to https://myfiles.nuigalway.ie/


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.