Strathcloud is a cloud-like application for storing files and folders.
Strathcloud user accounts
There are three different types of user account on Strathcloud:
- Employee accounts
- Client accounts
- On-the-fly accounts
Find out more about the different types of Strathcloud user account.
Protecting shared files from deletion
Long-term sharing of files with Strathcloud requires planning.
If a colleague creates and shares a Strathcloud folder, but leaves the University, that folder and the data it contains will be deleted along with their University DS account.
If you plan to share data long-term you should ask your local IT support to create the shared folder for you, under a 'hosting account'.
Strathcloud is not for:
- Storing very large amounts of data. For this, consider using your H or I drive.
- Writing experimental data at high speed. For this, consider writing to your H or I drive. For greater speed, write data locally first (i.e. to the hard drive of the computer you are working on) and copy it to Strathcloud or a your H or I drive later.
- Storing files if you are an undergraduate or taught postgraduate student. For this, use OneDrive or your H drive. However, you can access files on Strathcloud if a member of University staff has shared them with you and provided you with a direct URL.
- Storing, archiving or publishing completed research data for the long-term, to comply with funder mandates. For this, consider PURE.
Downloadable help guides
Strathcloud - Getting Started Guide
Sending, organising and sharing your files and folders.
Strathcloud - Installing Windows Client
How to install the "Sync for Windows" app, so that you can then sync files between the Strathcloud storage and your Windows PC or laptop.
Strathcloud - Mobile Sync Advice
Tips on preventing Strathcloud sync/upload/download from using your mobile-data allowance.
Strathcloud - Set up Strathcloud on mobile device
Guide to setting up the Strathcloud app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
Strathcloud - Sync for Windows Preferences Guide
Guidance on configuring your "Sync for Windows" preferences, e.g. so that shared folders are sync'd to your Windows PC or laptop.
Strathcloud - Using Sync for Windows on a home PC or shared laptop
Guidance on keeping your data secure, on a machine you may share with other people.