Data Access from Windows
You will need the following information to find your files:
- FedID and password
- The name of your experiment and visit. (example mt767-1)
Your data files will be in a directory
i.e. for experiment mt767 visit 1 in 2009 (that is proposal no. 767 in “village” mt, 1st visit in 2009) on B16 data will be stored in \\b16-storage\b16\data\2009\mt767-1.
Again, the best (and fastest) way to make a copy of experimental data taken during a visit is to use the beamline Data Dispenser machine.
It is possible to copy smaller amounts of data to a portable storage medium (DVD, USB flash drive, USB hard drive...) from a beamline workstation.
All beamline workstations have CD/DVD writers. Blank media may be obtained from either the User Office or the Experimental Hall Coordinators (EHCs).
In addition the EHCs have a small number of Windows NTFS formatted (FireWire and USB2) external hard drives for loan. Should you have your own external hard drive you are free to use it but we may not be able to give support for that. Note that FAT (MS-DOS) formatted drives are known to cause problems with large numbers of files (NTFS should rather be used).
Copying, especially of large amounts of data, is likely to be faster using the command line xcopy instead of the file explorer. Please note that our Linux workstations currently neither support FireWire nor write access to Windows NTFS formatted hard drives, however there are (free) ext3 drivers for Windows available.