After Thursday, May 22, the My Documents folder on lab computers will be disabled for storing files. Instead, DoIT recommends using Box (box.umbc.edu) for storing all of your files. Combined with a new local vs. network profile, disabling the My Documents folder is expected to decrease login times on lab computers.
In terms of personal storage, Box provides anytime, anywhere access and is available from desktops, laptops and mobile devices. Of course, lab computers will still support personal USB flash or “thumb” drives, too. For more information on Box, please visit the “Help” menu at the bottom of the Box login page at box.umbc.edu.
After May 22 any stored files will no longer be accessible and any future files stored in My Documents will not be saved. Any data stored in the My Documents folder prior to May 22, 2014, will be available for one year, but recovery will only be possible by submitting an RT ticket by visitinghttp://my.umbc.edu/help or contacting our Technology Support Center at x53838.