MyDocs (J: Drive)

Each staff and faculty member has a folder on MyDocs (J:/) to keep files related to their work at CSUMB.

Important files/data should be stored on MyDocs, not on your desktop, laptop computer or in email. You run the risk of losing important data and your data is less secure when you keep files on your computer. Files stored on your computer are not backed up and in the event of a computer malfunction, you could lose all of the data stored on your machine.

There are no default folders in MyDocs, but you can create as many folders in MyDocs as you need and manage your files anyway you want. None of the folders your create or use are shared, so all of your data will be safe, secure and only available to you.

Staff and faculty are assigned 20GB of storage

HOw To Connect

on Campus

Windows 

If you are a staff or faculty member, MyDocs should already be mapped upon log in. If not, try logging out and back in.

Mac Os X

If you are a staff or faculty member, MyDocs should already be mapped upon log in. Open the users drive and your MyDocs folder is inside. If the drive did not map at log in, try the following:

  • Navigate back to the Finder window.
  • Pull down from Go in the menu and select Connect to Server.
  • Enter this in the Server Address field: smb://mydocs.csumb.edu/users
  • Click Connect.
  • Use your OtterID and password.
  • A new Finder window should pop up for you to use.

Off Campus

via the web

Users can access their MyDocs from off campus via the web-based SSL VPN service.

  • Select the MyDocs option to download, upload and delete files and create/delete folders.
  • You can aslo connect to MyDocs with your mobile device and view/download your files (you can't upload on a mobile device).
  • Once your are in the MyDocs section of the SSL VPN, you can see your existing folders and files.

via vpn

Users can also map their MyDocs drive using the SSL VPN service (use "Client Application Services"). Then connect to the drive:

Windows 7

  • Start by selecting COMPUTER under the Start menu (Windows button).
  • At the top of the Computer window select Map Network Drive.
  • Pick drive letter J: from the pull down.
  • For folder type in: \mydocs.csumb.edu\users
  • Check Reconnect At Logon (if desired) and select Finish.

Mac OS X

  • Navigate back to the Finder window.
  • Pull down from Go in the menu and select Connect to Server.
  • Enter this in the Server Address field: smb://mydocs.csumb.edu/users
  • Click Connect.
  • Use your OtterID and password.
  • A new Finder window should pop up for you to use.