Long-term file sharing with Strathcloud

Strathcloud makes it really easy to share files:

  • on a one-off basis by emailing someone a link to a file
  • on a short-term basis, by creating a folder yourself and giving someone else permissions on it.

If you're not sure how to do either of these, you can search the Citrix website for further information.

Long-term file sharing

Long-term file sharing on Strathcloud requires planning. If the person who originally shares files leaves the University, their files will be deleted along with their DS account. If you don't want data to be deleted when the host of the folder leaves the University, then you should ask your local IT support to create the shared folder for you under a "hosting account". This is a special account which will never be deleted, and is therefore designed for hosting long-term shared data on Strathcloud.

Request a hosting account

To request a hosting account, you should contact:

Department/FacultyContact
Faculty of Engineering Faculty IT staff
Faculty of HaSS Faculty IT staff
Strathclyde Business School Faculty IT staff
Professional Services, excluding Information Services McCance helpdesk, Information Services
Information Services Systems Architecture, via Information Services
Department of Computer and Information Sciences Departmental IT staff
Department of Mathematics and Statistics Departmental IT staff
Department of Physics Departmental IT staff
Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry Departmental IT staff
SIPBS Departmental IT staff