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Hard Drive Partitions on New Laptops for Employees

Hard Drive image with labeled partitions[June 24, 2016] In the past, IT would partition* the hard drives (C: & D:) on new Windows based laptops that were distributed to employees. The D: partition was put in place to help transfer files during the laptop lease refresh process.

As the D: partition is no longer used for these purposes, users receiving new laptops, and users who have their laptop re-imaged, will no longer see a D: drive. The removal of the D: partition paves the way for full disk encryption to run smoothly.

Backing Up Your Files

Just a reminder that if you have important files that you would like to back-up, each Sheridan user is assigned a personal network drive and allocated 300 MB of disk space that is automatically backed up every night.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, or want to ensure that your AutoDesk license is compliant, contact the IT Service Desk at ext. 2150 or send email to

* a partition is a logical division of a hard disk creating the appearance of having separate hard drives