File Sharing and Storage

Description of Service

Google Drive: Google Drive is a single place to manage all your files, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents. Google Drive can be accessed from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. All faculty, staff, and students with an APUNet ID have Access to Google Drive which comes with unlimited storage. Because of the increased accessibility and unlimited storage, Google Drive is considered a viable replacement for APU network shares.

Network Drives: All university employees receive a personal network drive, often referred to as the “L Drive.” This drive, which can be accessed by Windows based or Mac computers, may be used to store work related files. These files are backed up nightly and are available from any computer on the APU Network. Regular full-time employees also receive access to their department or group drive, often referred to as the “M drive”. This drive is visible to employees within that department and group only; it is also backed up nightly and available from any Windows based or Mac computer on the APU network.

In certain situations additional network drives may exist.

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Google Drive -

Network Drives - N/A


  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students (Google Drive Only)
  • Prospective Students
  • Alumni
  • Guests

Requesting Service

Google Drive access is part of the Google Apps and is available once the account has been created.

Network Drive permission is created upon notification from Human Resources of employment for regular employees. Temp employees may not be granted access to network drives by default. Supervisors may request access by contacting the IMT Support Center.

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