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There are a few ways to check available and used disk quota. Detailed information can be found in here.
Reducing disk quota after grace period passed
There is a 7 day grace period given to access your files safely and get the account under disk quota. Moving files is restricted after this period passed. If your filespace is grossly over quota, you will not be able to move files at all. The grace period will not apply. You must delete files until your account is below quota.
First thing you can do is empty the Recycle Bin and see if it brings the account under the quota, if it is delete files as outlined in above instructions.
If not, there are couple options to chose from:
1) use Linux machines to empty the trashcan in the Gui, or open up Terminal, and remove files using "rm file_name" command.
2) if using windows file explorer, highlight the files you wish to delete, and press Shift+Delete which will lead to "permanent" deletion of files.
If you still have problems with deleting files and going under the quota, contact CAE Help Desk.
How to map your CAE home directory
You can see how much disk space you have available, and view a detailed analysis of the files in your Unix/Windows home directory, on the CAE My Account page under "Disk Space".
Often it can be beneficial for groups working together to share files between the different members. One way to do this is to create a folder in a user's userspace, then grant access to other members of the group.
1. Creating Folder: Open your userspace (this is the I: drive) and create a folder and name it appropriately.
2. Adding Group Members:
a. Right clicking on the new folder open the "properties" and navigate to the "security" tab.
b. To change permissions, click Edit.
c. To add group members click "Add". When the window appears enter the CAE logins of each group member (excluding the owner). Below you can allow or deny access to each member for this specific folder. When finished, apply the new settings for the folder.
3. Accessing The Folder:
a. Once granted access, users should be able to access files within the proper folder.
b. Open windows explorer and type in: \\files.cae.wisc.edu\(first letter of login)\login\folder
Note: "login" refers to the username of the person who is sharing the folder, not the person accessing the folder.
CAE now offers the option to create your own group filespace on our servers. Students, faculty, and staff with active CAE accounts are eligible to create groupspaces. To check your groupspace quota, and to see all of the groupspaces you already belong to, follow this link.
1. To create a group filespace, you must first create a group that will have access to the filespace. If you already have the desired group created, you can skip this step. You can create a group by following these instructions.
2. Once your group is created, go back to the groupspace page.
3. Click on "Create New Groupspace".
1. To edit or delete a group filespace, navigate to the groupspace page.
2. You will see a list of all of the groups you are a member of. For groups that you have administrative rights to, you will see links to "Edit" "Change Owner" and "Delete" in the Actions column on the right side of the screen.
3. Click the appropriate link. The "Edit" link will allow you to increase or decrease the allocated quota for the groupspace. "Change Owner" will allow you to transfer ownership to another user in the group. "Delete" will allow you to delete the groupspace entirely.
4. You will now need to log out, then log back in for Windows to recognize the changes to the groupspace (Windows only).
Note: In order to remotely access groupspace folders, you must be connected to the WiscVPN, License VPN, or CoE VPN (Engineering_full or split).
Shared file space
The CAE lab computer image and the CAE file system have combined to change the way that student organizations can access file space. Now filespace can easily be accessed from anywhere, using the following information. Keep in mind that you must be on either the UW campus WiFi, uwmadisonVPN, or one of the various Engineering VPN portals.
Student Org websites have been transitioned to WiscWeb. For more information, please see: https://it.wisc.edu/services/web-content-management-wiscweb-cms/