An index to CAE filespace articles
This article is intended as a one-stop shop for articles pertaining to CAE filespace.
You can click on the panels below to expand the related article. Links to each individual article are included below.
Mapping a Network Drive
- Windows: Additionally, you may Map a Network Drive (as in Mapping Your CAE Network Drive ) in Windows. The full path to your personal CAE user space is \\files.cae.wisc.edu\(first letter of your user name)\(your user name). For example, the path to mapping a drive to the user name ismith would be \\files.cae.wisc.edu\i\ismith
- Macintosh: To connect to your filespace on a Mac, you can use safari, or click "Go->Connect to Server" and enter smb://files.cae.wisc.edu/(first letter of your user name)/(your user name). For example, the path to mapping a drive to the user name ismith would be smb://files.cae.wisc.edu/i/ismith
Maximum allowed disk space
- When a CAE account is created, it is given a base allotment of 10 GB.
- College of Engineering undergrads and grad students are given additional 15 GB (25 GB total).
- CoE faculty/staff get an additional 40 GB to the base allotment (50 GB total).
- Other factors that affect allotment include special course requirements and purchased disk space.
Checking current vs. maximum disk usage
Although there are a few ways to check your disk space from Windows and Linux machines, CAE suggests checking from your CAE account page.
When you are in a CAE Windows lab, your files can be found on your I drive. In CAE Linux labs, this same space will be your default home directory.
How to map your CAE home directory
- Open "File Explorer" (Folder Icon in taskbar, otherwise under start menu)
- MacOS X
- From Finder, press Command+K
- Enter the path to your directory: smb://files.cae.wisc.edu/[login_name_first_initial]/[login_name]
- Click "Connect"
- Enter your CAE login and password, with the ENGR domain specified, e.g. ENGR\johndoe, and click "OK"
- The drive is now mounted, however it will disappear when you reboot. To enable persistence do the following:
- Go to System Preferences from the Apple menu
- Click on "Accounts" then "Login Items"
- Click the + button to add another login item
- Locate the CAE drive you just added, and select "Add"
- Exit out of system preferences
You can see how much disk space you have available, and view a detailed analysis of the files in your Unix/Windows home directory, on the CAE My Account page under "Disk Space".
The CAE uses a Windows utility called "Previous Versions" which is used for file recovery in case of accidental loss or deletion. To restore from these stored files, follow these directions:
- Select the folder where the file used to be. Right-click and select "Properties."
- 2. Click on the tab labeled "Previous Versions."
- 3. Option 1: Here, click on the date you want to recover from, and click on "Open."
- Then, you can find the specific file you want to restore, right click on it, and click "Undo Delete."
Creating a Group Filespace
CAE now offers the option to create your own group filespace on our servers. Students, faculty, and staff with active CAE accounts are eligible to create groupspaces. To check your groupspace quota, and to see all of the groupspaces you already belong to, follow this link.
1. To create a group filespace, you must first create a group that will have access to the filespace. If you already have the desired group created, you can skip this step. You can create a group by following these instructions.
2. Once your group is created, go back to the groupspace page.
3. Click on "Create New Groupspace".
Editing and Deleting Group Filespaces
1. To edit or delete a group filespace, navigate to the groupspace page.
2. You will see a list of all of the groups you are a member of. For groups that you have administrative rights to, you will see links to "Edit" "Change Owner" and "Delete" in the Actions column on the right side of the screen.
3. Click the appropriate link. The "Edit" link will allow you to increase or decrease the allocated quota for the groupspace. "Change Owner" will allow you to transfer ownership to another user in the group. "Delete" will allow you to delete the groupspace entirely.
4. You will now need to log out, then log back in for Windows to recognize the changes to the groupspace (Windows only).
Getting to your CoursespacesLogin to my.cae.wisc.edu and click the "Groupspace" link in the left navigation.
Look for the "View Coursespaces" link (if you do not see this, you do not have access to any coursespaces).
You can also access your coursespaces directly via: https://spaces.my.cae.wisc.edu/coursespace
Managing your CoursespacesIf you have access to any coursespaces, you will see them listed with relevant information. Click on the coursespace's link to view more details.
In the "Groupspaces" information area, you will have the following options if you have management access to the coursespace:
- "Add Groupspaces" - if you have not reached your maximum groupspaces, you may add more here.
- "Membership Mgmt" - you may manage groupspace membership here by adding and removing accounts, including a list of the course roster for selection.
- "Groupspace(s) Quota Mgmt" - you may update the quota for each groupspace here, either individually, or all at once.
- Remote Access to Your CAE Files on the web
- Checking Disk Quota - available and maximum
- Mapping Your CAE Network Drive
- Windows: Recovering files from /filespace home directories and group shared space.
- Kumo: Cloud Storage Integration
- Group Filespace on CAE's File Server
- Creating, Editing, and Deleting a Personal Group Filespace
- Coursespace Management