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File Storage and Sharing

New NYU Box service now available

NYU Box, a cloud-based service for file storage/sharing and document collaboration, is now automatically available to all NYU faculty and full-time staff. Visit www.nyu.edu/its/box/ for more information.

NYU Webspace service to be retired December 1, 2015

Now that the new NYU Box service is available (see above), the existing Webspace service is now redundant, and will be retired as of December 1, 2015 at 9:00 am ET. Any files stored there will no longer be accessible after that date. For more information, please see the Webspace service retirement FAQ or contact the IT Service Desk for assistance.

Files 2.0 was retired on May 27 at 9am ET

Files 2.0 was an older NYU web-based file storage service that has been replaced by NYU Drive, a modern, faster file storage service with unlimited storage and increased functionality. For additional details on the service retirement, see: Files 2.0: Service retirement FAQs.

Which Service Should I Use?

ITS provides several web-based file storage and sharing solutions. Use the following overview to help you determine which may be right for you.

NYU Drive is a document sharing and storage service offered as part of NYU Google Apps for Education. It allows you to create, save, and share documents instantly. The service is available via NYUHome or directly at drive.nyu.edu. NYU Drive is often the best choice for the NYU community's basic file storage and sharing needs. Click for more detailed information about NYU Drive.

NYU Box is a new, secure content sharing and collaboration service for NYU faculty and full-time NYU staff. Similar to the older Webspace service (below), NYU Box is approved for all data storage, especially sensitive and restricted data. Click for more detailed information about NYU Box.

Webspace will be retired on December 1, 2015 (see notice above). In most cases, NYU Box (see above) is now the recommended service, but access may be granted to NYU faculty and staff on a by-request basis. This service is a intended for use by departments who need to store potentially sensitive data, and therefore does not provide functionality for public sharing and web publication. To request access, fill out the request form. Click for more detailed information about Webspace.

Faculty may also be interested in the Faculty Digital Archive, which is designed to be a more formal and visible repository where faculty can promote their digital scholarship. Read more about the Faculty Digital Archive. The Digital Studio offers training, consultation and assistance to faculty with file storage and management tools. Click for the Digital Studio website.

If you are not sure which service best suits your needs, please contact the IT Service Desk by calling 212-998-3333 or sending email to AskITS@nyu.edu. Faculty can also contact the Digital Studio at 212-992-9233 or digital.studio@nyu.edu to set up a consultation appointment.

Page last reviewed: June 10, 2015