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Changes to R Drive access

By: CFA News

Category: Operational Information

  1.10 PM 16 May, 2017


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CFA members are advised that the current R drive is being replaced by an online EM Drive as the infrastructure supporting the existing drive is reaching the end of its life.

The new drive is web-based and provides greater user access management.

The video and information below are intended to provide advice regarding these changes. A user guide for your reference is available at this link (Powerpoint 3.8MB).



When is this happening?

The changes will take effect from 0900hrs Thursday 18 May 2017. At this time, the existing R drive will become read-only, meaning no files will be able to be edited via this drive. The EM Drive will become the read/write drive to enable you to edit files. On 1 June, the existing R drive will be decommissioned. By this time, all users will be required to use EM Drive.

What is different about the EM Drive?

The EM Drive is web-based and is similar to other file management tools like Dropbox.
To edit a file, you’ll need to download the file and edit it locally on your computer. Once you’ve finished editing the file, you’ll need to upload the file back to the same location on the EM Drive.

The linked user guide should assist you with the basic functions of the drive.

How do I access EM Drive?

EM Drive is accessible by going to emdrive.ffm.vic.gov.au in any browser. Users of Windows 10 should note that at this time, the drive is not compatible with Microsoft Edge, however other browsers such as Google Chrome can be used instead.
To login to EM Drive, you will need to use your Fireweb username and password. If you don’t yet have a Fireweb account or can’t remember your password, go to fireweb.ffm.vic.gov.au and follow the instructions to create a registered user or to reset your password.

EM Drive and Photocopier Scanning

ICC and RCC photocopiers will not scan to the new EM Drive. You will need to use the ‘Email to’ option, and email the scanned document to your address (EM Webmail account for ICC or RCC users) instead of saving the file to EM Drive.

What do I do if I need support with EM Drive?

In the first instance, contact the ICT Service Desk (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1300 883 734). If the service desk can’t resolve your issue, they will work with DELWP as the EM Drive owner to troubleshoot the issue.

Last Updated: 16 May 2017