UIUC AnyWare, Annual Profile Deletion
For more information about the service itself, please visit UIUC AnyWare Overview
Annually, at the beginning of May, the UIUC AnyWare service performs maintenance to remove netid directories and prepare for the forthcoming academic year. If you would like to retain important files that have been saved to your netid directory (Documents, Desktop, Downloads, etc...), the files must be copied to cloud storage (Box, OneDrive) or saved to local storage (your personal computer).
Please see this article for more information.
Box, Google Drive, Dropbox
Files can be backed up to Box, Google Drive, Dropbox, or other cloud storage via web browser.
- Log in to the UIUC AnyWare service and select General Purpose Desktop or Graphics Enabled Desktop. (If you have used both desktops and would like to retain files from both, you will need log in to each to ensure your files are backed up)
- Open a browser > log in to a cloud service > manually copy your files from the UIUC AnyWare Desktop to your preferred cloud service.
Backup to Local Computer Storage
You can download your files to your local computer or local storage. Please see this article that provides more details.
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