Personal Home Drive

ITS offers staff a networked home directory that is available to back up and store critical information. These services are made available though USD's Active Directory (AD) infrastructure.  ITS provides staff with this storage to allow for the regular backup of the critical files on your computer.  It is one of the most important aspects of being a responsible computer user. Critical files include documents that you create, research materials, unique files in your email inbox, etc.

Available to

Staff Faculty


Network storage and home drives are backed up for security purposes.


University staff member.

Data security restrictions

The drive space is secure within the University of San Diego AD environment within USD data centers. Drive shares are intended for faculty and staff to store critical or essential information.

How to use

Windows users will see their network home drive (H:) appear within My Computer. It will map automatically on a PC; Mac users need to map it manually.


Support for Home Drives is provided by NISS Systems Administrators and Desktop Support. For support, please contact the Help Desk, or 619-260-7900.



Getting started

To request submit a request for Faculty 20 GB network storage or Home Drive Share, consult

Personal Home Drive Knowledge Base Articles

Contact Information

Information Technology Services
University Center 117
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-7900

Office Hours

Help Desk at University Center 117

  • Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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  • Sunday - CLOSED

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