File Storage

Google Drive

Google Drive is the best place to store your documents, there’s unlimited storage and you can access it on pretty much any device with an internet browser. Plus it’s automatically backed up regularly and easily integrates with the other Google apps you use at Barton.

We’ve got a Google Drive Guide to get you up to speed on how to use Drive and it’s features.

Your Documents

Your file storage on the College’s central file space is commonly known as your home directory or the H drive. The easiest way to access it is through the Documents library when logged onto a Windows 10 PC. The default disk quota is 5GB and you can use it to store your college work.

You can also access your home directory using Filr. Filr allows you to access your files and folders from a desktop, web browser or mobile device.  There are mobile apps for iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets.

Where to save?

Each student is provided with 5GB of home space on the network that we call your H:Drive, Home or Documents. You are also provided with unlimited storage on Google Drive.

We recommend storing everything on Google Drive and during your lesson, move the work you are going to be working on in to your home space and then move it back to Google Drive at the end of the lesson.

Why You Shouldn’t Use USB Sticks

USB Sticks may seem convenient but they’re not the most reliable of devices and once they’re broken it’s incredibly difficult, almost impossible to get the data off of them.

Why You Shouldn’t Use USB Sticks


To give you peace of mind, the College’s servers are backed up daily. This means files in your home directory are secured against any disk failure or corruption that may occur.  We understand that sometimes you can delete a file by accident.  If this happens, we may be able to restore your file.

Don’t forget, Google automatically backup all your Google Drive data.