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Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive Use Changes

Information Technology has been working to find ways to decrease login and logout times for our students, faculty, and staff. We have found that many cloud storage programs store data in a location that can drastically affect login/logout times.

IT will be disabling the synchronization programs for Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft SkyDrive in all campus computer labs. You will still be able to use the web-based versions of these services but will not be able to install programs that automatically download data from them.

For customers who already use these services, we will be moving the data folders to new locations.

  • H:\Dropbox Data
  • H:\Google Drive Data
  • H:\SkyDrive Data

Once these folders are moved, they will not be downloaded and uploaded as a part of the login/logout process.

Faculty and staff who need to use these programs to sync to network drives (including H: drives) should contact User Services to make sure the programs are configured correctly.

If you have any questions, please contact User Services at it-help@mtu.edu or 906-487-1111.