If you store important school-related files on your local hard drive, please make sure to back up those files. You can get the CrashPlan Backup Service from HUIT to backup your whole computer, or you can copy your files to a group folder.

If you are a member of a SEAS research group, you probably have a shared group directory stored on our networked file servers in RC. Departments have shared folders in Sharepoint or on the SEAS network file server.

Home directories on the SEAS file server are no longer provided for new accounts. All SEAS community members can get g.harvard accounts with Google Drive storage.

Accessing your network files

SEAS File Servers / home directories

There are the two servers running home directories at SEAS. These only host legacy group and home directories. No new group or home directories will be created here. If you're not sure which folder to connect to, please contact SEAS IT Service Desk at 617-495-7777 (


A SEAS Windows account is required to authenticate to our file servers. For instruction on off-campus access to these servers see Networking.

Group directories

Research group directories have been moved to FAS RC and you can find more info about them here

Administrative group directories are in the process of being moved to sharepoint

Accessing your home / group directory from Windows

Accessing your home / group directory from Mac OS X and Linux