To ensure that disk space can be made available to all users, there are individual storage quotas. Most people will find the initial quota of 2GB is ample for their needs. Should you require additional storage space, the quota can be increased by submitting a request to your local IT Support staff or the ICT Help Desk.
To effectively manage your space on Cabinet, it is recommended that you periodically monitor the quota. You can check your quota in PAWS, MITS or on your desktop if you have mapped a drive to Cabinet.
To help manage your quota, ICT suggests you delete files once they are no longer needed. In the event that you would like to keep files long term ICT recommends using a portable storage device such as a memory stick or CD-RW. (As floppy disks have been found to be unreliable in recovering files, ICT does not recommend them.)
While logged in to PAWS, go to the My Files channel. Click on the "Check Your Quota" located at the bottom of the channel. Your quota information page from MITS will open in a new window.
You can also view your quota in My IT Services (MITS) by clicking on "Check Quota" in the left menu.
If you have a Network Drive mapped to Cabinet, open the Computer icon. You should see the free space in your quota immediately below the mapped drive to Cabinet:
To see a more detailed view, right-click and select Properties.
Note that this method only works if you are using Windows Vista or newer and have a mapped drive directly to \\cabinet\work$\abc123 (where abc123 is replaced with your nsid). If you have a mapped drive to \\cabinet\work$, you will see the entire amount of available space on the whole Cabinet service rather than your personal quota.
If you have connected a drive to Cabinet from a Macintosh or Linux desktop, you will NOT be able to see your personal quota. The free space displayed on a Macintosh will be the entire amount of available space on the whole Cabinet service rather than your personal quota.