OneDrive gives you 1 TB of storage in the cloud (as part of your Microsoft Office 365 account).
Sign in to OneDrive with your Essex IT account.
Get the OneDrive mobile app for your phone or tablet.
Box gives you 1 TB of personal storage in the cloud (your MyBox folder) and unlimited storage for department shared folders.
Box Drive is an app you can install on your PC to easily access your files in Box through Windows Explorer or Finder.
Your home network drive gives you 1 GB of personal storage on the University network.
You can access your home network drive off campus using Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).
We recommend using the FileZilla Client but you can use a different SFTP client if you prefer.
|Protocal||SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol|
|User||Enter your University username (do not add @essex.ac.uk after your username)|
|Password||Enter your University password|
For help using the FileZilla Client, visit FileZilla Support.
Use our ZendTo file transfer service to send files up to 5 GB to anyone. Files are automatically deleted 14 days after you upload them.
ZendTo may not be available in certain overseas countries such as China due to Captcha restrictions. Please use Box as an alternative.
You can request a file recovery from a network drive from up to two years ago.
We're unable to restore files from removable storage, such as external hard drives and USB sticks, or local storage, such as your desktop or C: Drive.