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.
WiscVPN for Windows and Mac
WiscVPN for Linux and Unix
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.eduiismith
- 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 4 GB.
- College of Engineering undergrads and grad students are given additional 21 GB (25 GB total).
- CoE faculty/staff get an additional 46 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 usageAlthough there are a few ways to check your disk space from Windows and Linux machines, the CAE suggests checking from your CAE account page.
Checking Disk Quota and Usage
There are a few ways to check available and used disk quota. Detailed information can be found in here.
Reducing disk quota
Note: if you are trying to access this page outside the campus, you need to be connected to VPN first.
Reducing disk quota after grace period passed
There is a 7 day grace period given to access your files safely and get the account under disk quota. Moving files is restricted after this period passed. If your filespace is grossly over quota, you will not be able to move files at all. The grace period will not apply. You must delete files until your account is below quota.
First thing you can do is empty the Recycle Bin and see if it brings the account under the quota, if it is delete files as outlined in above instructions.
If not, there are couple options to chose from:
1) use Linux machines to empty the trashcan in the Gui, or open up Terminal, and remove files using "rm file_name" command.
2) if using windows file explorer, highlight the files you wish to delete, and press Shift+Delete which will lead to "permanent" deletion of files.
If you still have problems with deleting files and going under the quota, contact CAE Help Desk.
How to map your CAE home directory
- Open "File Explorer" (Folder Icon in taskbar, otherwise under start menu)
- Select "This PC" on the sidebar and click "Map network drive" at the top
- In "Drive:" enter any available letter
- In "Folder:" enter \files.cae.wisc.edu[login_name_first_initial][login_name]. For example, for the account johndoe, the path is \files.cae.wisc.edujjohndoe. If you only want to have to do this once, choose the checkbox "Reconnect at logon."
- If you are asked for your login name and password, be sure to use your CAE login, with the ENGR domain specified before. It should look like: ENGRjohndoe
- Click "Finish."
- MacOS X
- From Finder, press Command+K
- Enter the path to your directory: 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. ENGRjohndoe, 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".
Often it can be beneficial for groups working together to share files between the different members. One way to do this is to create a folder in a user's userspace, then grant access to other members of the group.
1. Creating Folder: Open your userspace (this is the I: drive) and create a folder and name it appropriately.
2. Adding Group Members:
a. Right clicking on the new folder open the "properties" and navigate to the "security" tab.
b. To change permissions, click Edit.
c. To add group members click "Add". When the window appears enter the CAE logins of each group member (excluding the owner). Below you can allow or deny access to each member for this specific folder. When finished, apply the new settings for the folder.
3. Accessing The Folder:
a. Once granted access, users should be able to access files within the proper folder.
b. Open windows explorer and type in: \files.cae.wisc.edu(first letter of login)loginfolder
Note: "login" refers to the username of the person who is sharing the folder, not the person accessing the folder.
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).
Find Groupspace on the left hand panel towards the middle of the list and click on it.
Find the group you want to increase the quota for and click edit. Note: You must be the owner of the groupspace
Step 4. Find the quota field and increase to the allotted amount. You will be limited to a certain mb amount. That amount will displayed.
Step 5. Hit Submit. If it is successful you should see something similar
Note: In order to remotely map groupspace folders, you must be connected to the WiscVPN, License VPN, or CoE VPN (Engineering_full or split).
Shared file space
The CAE lab computer image and the CAE file system have combined to change the way that student organizations can access file space. Now filespace can easily be accessed from anywhere, using the following information.
- On a CAE Windows lab computer, look in the H: drive (studentorgs folder)and find your group's file folder. You will only see resources that you are allowed to access, so the list won't be excessively long.
- On a CAE Linux lab computer, go to /groupspace/studentorgs and find your group's file folder.
- To map the drive on computers outside CAE labs, the path is \groupspace.cae.wisc.edustudentorgs.
Student Org websites have been transitioned to WiscWeb. For more information, please see: https://it.wisc.edu/services/web-content-management-wiscweb-cms/
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
- CAE Filespace Over Quota
- Mapping Your CAE Network Drive
- Sharing a folder from your filespace
- 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
- Increase Quota Storage for Personal Groupspace
- Accessing Student Org Filespace and Website
- Coursespace Management