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Staff storage and backing up files/data

The University default and preferred location for an individual's staff data is OneDrive, and W: drive for all work unit/school shared data.

No data should be stored on laptops or desktops, other than a synced copy of what is stored in OneDrive. The risk of malware file encryption makes OneDrive the only safe location, as this storage is constantly backed up and can be recovered if accidentally encrypted by malware/ransomware.

OneDrive (for Business)

Please use OneDrive for all personal work data that has previously been stored on laptop and computer workstation hard drives, U drive, USB drives or Dropbox/other cloud storage.