Strathcloud is a cloud-like application for storing files and folders.

*Strathcloud will be retired as a data storage service on 31st August 2023.

  • If you wish to retain data currently stored on Strathcloud, you must migrate the data to an alternative storage service by 31/08/2023. Data remaining on Strathcloud after this date will be deleted automatically.
  • We recommend using Microsoft 365 storage (OneDriveTeamsSharePoint).
  • Note: the Strathcloud service for accessing your H: and i: drives when off-campus, will be retained after 31/08/2023.
  • For more information on how to migrate, visit the M365 Training and Support page.

Strathcloud user accounts

There are three different types of user account on Strathcloud:

  • Employee accounts
  • Client accounts
  • On-the-fly accounts

On 31st August 2023, all employee accounts will be converted into client accounts.

Find out more about the different types of Strathcloud user account.

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.

Further Information

Strathcloud FAQs

Strathcloud User Accounts

Long-term file-sharing with Strathcloud

Strathcloud Network Shares

Sharing folders with students and external users