File Storage
1. What is File Storage?
FirstClass File Storage is simply an area in your FirstClass account where you can temporarily store important files.
You can access this File Storage anywhere that you have internet access to access FirstClass.

You will find your File Storage area on the FirstClass Desktop with this icon:
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2. Storage Space and Upgrading to Get More Space
The default storage space assigned to each FirstClass account is:

Staff Accounts: 250 MB
Student Accounts: 50 MB

Your account space includes all aspects of your account, including mail and mail attachments.
Your File Storage area is intended for temporary storage and easy transport of files. You should always back up files to a disk, your hard drive, or a disk-on-key.
Check your account limit status bar at the top of your FirstClass Desktop window to see how much remaining space you have in your account.
       
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If you run out of space, you will need to delete unnecessary files. You will not be able to send mail until you clear out space in your account. It will take until the next day to actually clear space. The clear does not take effect immediately. You will still be able to receive mail.

If you need additional storage space, you can upgrade your account.

If you are a staff member, you can upgrade your account to 500 MB of space by:

1. Open the District Wide Conference.
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2. Open the Technology FAQs.
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3. Open Increase Storage to 500 MB.
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4. Read the Authorization and click Submit.

5. Log out of your account and log back in and your space will be upgraded.

If you are a student, you can upgrade your account to 100 MB of space by:

1. Open your building's student conference.
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2. Open the Surveys & Upgrades icon.
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3. Click on Increase My Storage to 100 MB.
4. Read the Authorization form and click Submit.

5. Log out and log back in and your account space will be upgraded to 100 MB.
3. How to Store Files
1. Double-click your File Storage icon.
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2. Drag files from your computer into the File Storage window:
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OR

click the Upload button, browse for the file, and click Open.
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3. A File Transfer Status window will appear to let you know the file has completely uploaded. DO NOT log out until the file is completely uploaded.
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4. If the file name appears in italics, the file did not completely upload and you will NOT be able to open it and use it. (You will get a strange message about not being able to open the file until it has been approved, but it means the file is incomplete).

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4. How to Download/Retrieve Files
1. Open your File Storage.

2. Highlight a file you wish to download.
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3. Click the Download button.

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4. Choose a location to save the file. Click Save.

5. Open your File.


SHORTCUTS:

On a Mac, drag the file to the computer's Temp Save folder, Desktop, or any other saving location.

On a PC, right-click on the file and choose Download.


NOTE: Double-clicking any file in your File Storage area will open it as a Read-Only file and will NOT save the file locally unless you do a Save As... DO NOT double-click files that you need to work on and save. Always use the Download options.

If you work on a file and save it, you will need to upload the updated version BACK into your File Storage!!!

Also, FirstClass will allow you to save the same file name over and over. Delete old versions of files so you know you have the most recent copy.
5. Deleting Files
1. Highlight the file you want to delete.

2. Click the Delete button.
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OR

Press Delete on your keyboard.

If you accidentally delete the file, you can go into your Trash Can, highlight it, and click Undelete (only for 24 hours, though)!
6. Organizing File Storage
You can organize your file storage by creating folders to house your files.

1. Open your File storage.

2. Click the New Folder button.
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3. Choose Standard File Storage Folder (or one of the pre-named folders).
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4. While the New Folder text is highlighted in blue, type a new name for your folder. (You can always Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) to Rename a folder.)
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5. Press Return.

6. Repeat as needed.

7. Drag files into these folders as needed.
7. Changing Your File Storage View
To separate your loose files from folders:

1. Open your File Storage.

2. Click on the View menu at the top of the screen and choose Split > Split Horizontal or Split Vertical. Your folders will be separated from individual files for ease of organizing.

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Split Horizontal:
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Split Vertical:
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8. Tips To Save Space
9. Finding Large Attachments