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MyDrive for Students

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Student Web Folders are now available via MyDrive, a new simplified system similar to Google Drive or Dropbox. Web folders can be accessed using your MyNOVA username and password.

MyDrive provides students space to share files with specific MyNOVA account users. MyDrive also allows students to upload web pages (to their public folder) that are viewable by anyone with a MyNOVA account. View the instructions for Uploading, Sharing, and Public (Web) options below.

Login to MyDrive

How to Use MyDrive

You must use your MyNova username and password to sign in to MyDRIVE. If your MyNova password has expired, MyDRIVE will take you to the MyNova page to reset your password. If you have any problems or questions, please contact the NOVA IT Help Desk at 703.426.4141 or ithelpdesk@nvcc.edu .

Core FTP 

Host: mydrive.nvcc.edu 

Username: (blank) 

Password: (blank) 

Port: 21 

Connection: FTP 

Deselect PASV 

Users will be presented with a login prompt where they enter their MyNOVA credentials. This works with or without the public folder. All files will go to the root folder by default unless they open a folder listed under their MyDrive.

Dreamweaver Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Site (Category): Change "FTP time out" to 60 seconds 

Click "Manage Sites…", highlight the NVCC site (name will vary) then click the "edit" icon, click "servers", highlight the NVCC server (name will vary) then click the "edit" icon, then input the following settings: 

Connect Using: FTP 

FTP Address: mydrive.nvcc.edu 

Port: 21 

Username: (username) 

Password: (password) 

Root Directory: public 

Web URL: http://mydrive.nvcc.edu/ 

More Options -> Deselect "Use Passive FTP" 

This only works if the public folder already exists on MyDrive.