Finding Documents
Saving and Accessing Files

Saving Options in Mesa Public Schools:

Active Directory Sync

 Sync
Any files that are saved on the Desktop, Documents & the other folders shown above are saved on district servers. You can access these folders on any MPS computer when you are logged in with your Active Directory credentials. This is called syncing. Only you can see these files.

All of these folders can also be found in the User Data folder on your desktop.

User Data Folder

 

 

 

C Drive on the Computer   


   c drive 


If you save on the C drive of the computer, those files are only saved locally on that particular computer. They are NOT backed up and synced to the district server.

Google Drive   Unlimited storage
    Drive         
Your own personal space online. You can easily share and collaborate. When you log in to your email, you are also logged in to your Google Drive.

USB Flash Drive   

   flashdrive
You can save to a personal flash drive (aka thumb drive) or external drive. 

OneDrive for Business 
a.k.a. OneDrive- Mesa Public Schools   
1 TB storage (1000 GB)
Office 365
In addition to storage this gives you access to Office 365 Online, which provides Office programs online and allows you to save and share documents similar to Google Drive. It also uses your Active Directory/MPS Connect login credentials.

This OneDrive storage is separate from the personal OneDrive storage. 

One Drive - Personal 15 GB storage

 One Drive  
When you sign in to a Microsoft account on your computer you will have access to the OneDrive personal account online storage. It will show up as a folder in the File Explorer on your computer. You can also access it online at onedrive.live.com.

In addition to storage this gives you access to Office 365 Online, which provides Office programs online and allows you to save and share documents similar to Google Drive. 

This OneDrive storage is separate from the OneDrive for Business storage.

MPSShare (SharePoint)      

MPSShare

Allows you to share with students and staff at a school or site. Only available for students in grades 7-12. Accessible from a link on your desktop or through Office 365 Online at mpsaz.sharepoint.com.

MPS Share FAQ 

How to use MPS Share with students

File Storage Matrix

Printable Quick Guide

How to access files on your PC:

In the File Explorer (also called This PC), all files, folders, drives and devices connected to the computer can be accessed.

To open the File Explorer click the icon in the taskbar:  file explorer Or click on this icon on the desktop: This PC 

To learn more: