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How do I defragment my hard drive? (link)

The files on your hard drive become fragmented over time and can lead to less efficient performance and slow down your computer.

This process is very helpful for traditional spinning drives.  If you have a solid state hard drive, this process is less helpful and should not be set as a regularly occuring automated task.

Windows XP

1. Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter

2. Select Defragment.


Windows Vista/7

1. Go to Start > Control Panel > System and Security. Under the Administrative Tools Section,

2. Click on Defragment your hard drive.

The process is likely to take a few hours so it is best to do this overnight.

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How do I access a folder that's on the network (H Drive, L Drive, I Drive) with my Macintosh? (link)
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Applies To: Faculty, Staff, Students

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What is the L-Drive? (link)

The L-Drive is a network file storage space for course work. It is intended for instructional use by instructors and students. The fileserver space can be used for student websites, collaborative assignments and many other kinds of work.  The L drive can be accessed in any application, such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint, or with a file management tool such as Windows Explorer. To learn more about the L-Drive or how to connect to it from your personal computer, you can visit the following link:


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How do I map my H drive on a PC (student)? (link)

These instructions will get students to the H drive:

  1. Click Start
  2. Enter the following: \\mfsacad1\AcadStuHome1\<year>\<username>

An example would be Jane Doe, class of 2014:


Applies To: Students

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Why can't I delete .jar files that I saved to my home folder (H Drive)? (link)

.jar files are archive files which get marked read-only sometimes when they're created (depending on the program or method used to create them).

Just right-click on the file and remove the Read-only check. Then you should be able to delete them!

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How can a professor re-gain access to a previous term's course folder structure on the "L: drive" (mfsacad1/acadshared)? (link)
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Applies To: Faculty, Staff

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