Don’t worry about Generation X. No one does.
The G: Drive was (and is) the name given to a portion of a shared network drive at HFC. It gets its name from the fact that when you log into a computer on campus it usually maps to the part of the shared drive to the drive name G:. In contrast the portion of the shared drive that just has your files is called H:. A bonus explanation at the end of the article explains what a K: drive is.
You can get at those remotely. The easiest way is to use FILR. Using FILR the G: and H: drives will look like they are on your local computer.
To get FILR:
- Go to the Portal at my.hfcc.edu
- Select the blue bar that reads ALL HFC WEB APPLICATION SYSTEMS
- Select “Filr Network Drive Access (H: and K: drive) – access your files and files on the shared K drive.”
- Download and install the FILR WINDOWS CLIENT. There is a tiny link to “Other Client Downloads” that mentions OS X, but I have not tried it. If you install this on a Mac I wish you well.
Everytime you log into the computer it will ask for a password. If you give it you are connected to the files. You can safely ignore it if you do not think you need G: or H: drive access.
So, what was a K: drive, you ask? The H: and K: drives used to be separate then they got merged. One was for classroom computer desktops (K:) and one was for office computer desktops (H:). Networks were strange back in the day. Now go ask your grandparents about FTP clients.