X Drive

All students, faculty, and staff in Electrical Computer Software Engineering are provided with a Linux home directory for storing data. Likewise, all systems in the department are configured to use your Linux home directory when you log in to Linux and also will map in windows as the X drive.

Accessing X Drive

College of Engineering File Space (X-Drive)

All users can access their X-Drive by using the following path:

   \\xfiles.ece.iastate.edu\home\netid or
   \\dfs-2.ece.iastate.edu\home\netid 
   

So, for example, a student can access from their personal Windows laptop by using Windows Explorer and entering:

\\xfiles.ece.iastate.edu\home\netid

Be sure to use credentials in this format.

   netid@iastate.edu

Using a Mac you can access the X-Drive with the following:

   Go -> Connect to Server
   smb://xfiles.ece.iastate.edu/home/netid

If you are off campus, make sure you first connect to the vpn.

Alternatively, you can access your X Drive from Windows using WinSCP.