University Information Technology
Student Computing Services
Saving and Protecting Your Data at UNT
Backing Up, Storing, and Safely Transporting Your Data
- Flash Drives - Students can use USB flash drives (thumb drives) to store and transport their data between their home workspace and the general access computer labs. The computer labs have easily-accessible USB ports for this purpose on the front of their machines.
- CD-ROM and DVD-ROM - Data can be backed and stored on cd and dvd. The computer labs have cd and dvd burners on their Macintosh and Windows machines.
- SkyDrive is a web-based file storage system with 5+ gigabytes of storage space! Go to the SkyDrive FAQ page for more information and to get started.
Virus Protection and Other Security Issues
- The most current information about security issues is easily accessible at http://security.unt.edu
- McAfee VirusScan 8.7i is now available for FREE to all UNT students, faculty, and staff by downloading it from http://security.unt.edu/resources/antivirus or you can purchase a CD from the software bookstore in the student union for only $3.00.
- Set your update application (ex. Windows Update) and virus protection to automatically install patches and updates as they are released.
- Complete tutorials on installing and configuring patching and virus scanning software are available at http://security.unt.edu/resources/antivirus or you can contact the UNT Helpdesk (http://helpdesk.unt.edu/) for assistance in securing your machine and data.
Next stop on the tour
Address your questions about this page to:
Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner
Director - Academic Computing Technical Services
UNT UIT - Academic Computing and User Services
Sage Hall 338C