OneDrive - the new home for your H drive files

The Digital Workspace program at ACU is about delivering access to ACU files and systems anywhere, any time, on any device. That’s why IT is making it easy to take advantage of Microsoft OneDrive, a cloud-based file storage system that lets you access files without VPN.

Over the past few days, the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, the Faculty of Law and Business, and the Faculty of Health Sciences have had their staff H:drive files copied over the OneDrive in a managed operation by IT. And it’s coming your way soon.

What’s happening?

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be copying over your H:drive files into Microsoft OneDrive for Business.

H: drive will remain available, and you can keep working from it via VPN if you need to, but we invite you to consider Microsoft OneDrive as the new home for your personal files at ACU.

In the future, we will be slowly decommissioning network H: drives so this is your opportunity to get a head start.


During busy times, VPN is nobody’s friend. We’re enabling staff to continue accessing their personal documents from anywhere, without the need for VPN.

Staff should still connect to VPN occasionally to keep their computers synchronised to the ACU network, however.

What do I need to do?

Nothing! IT will copy over your files for you.

We’ll let you know when this is going to happen through a Service Advisory and will be in touch with all directors and executive deans as we prepare their faculties and directorates.

Will this overwrite my existing OneDrive files?

No – this will not affect your existing OneDrive files in any way. A copy of your H:drive files will be moved into a new folder in OneDrive, and labelled with your name.

Where is my data stored?

Microsoft’s OneDrive Australian servers are located in Victoria and New South Wales, so your data stays onshore at all times.

What happens next?

We are moving staff in groups, and you will receive an IT Advisory letting you know when your area is scheduled to be copied over.

It’ll happen overnight or on a weekend, and you won’t notice a thing until it’s finished.

How do I use OneDrive?

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