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Potsdam Prepared: Fall 2021 Updates

Helios3 Network Storage

Helios3 is the name of our central storage server for faculty & staff.

  • Helios3 is the new file server that has replaced functionality of Helios for department shares.
  • OneDrive has replaced the personal data storage that was once housed on Helios.

FAQ's

How do I reach Helios3?
How do I reach Helios3 off-campus?

How do I reach Helios3?
- Windows: Go to Start->Run and type in \\helios3.potsdam.edu You will see a directory titled "shares".  Inside of it will be all of the departmental shares that your account has access to.
- macOS: go to the Go menu at the top of the screen and choose Connect to Server..." and enter smb://helios3.potsdam.edu You will see a directory titled "shares".  Inside of it will be all of the departmental shares that your account has access to.

How do I reach Helios3 from off-campus?
When off-campus you can connect to helios3 using any computer connected to the Internet with a VPN connection; in which case you can use the same connection methods as if you were on campus.