Mapping a Network Drive
You can create a shortcut in Windows 10 to a network (shared) drive, such as an EFS drive, by connecting to (mapping to) that drive.
- If you work with sensitive or confidential data, you will need to connect to Phoenix with a secure, encrypted University-owned computer.
- Make sure you’ve logged into the Georgetown network with your laptop computer at least once in your office using a wired (Ethernet) connection before you attempt to map a Phoenix drive from home. Otherwise, you may receive the message The system cannot log you on now because the domain GEORGETOWN is not available.
- Log in to the Georgetown VPN.
- Open File Explorer.
- In File Explorer, click on This PC, located on the left-hand side of the window.
- Click on the Computer tab.
- In the Computer ribbon, click on the Map network drive button, and then select Map network drive from the drop-down list.
- In the Map Network Drive window, perform the following:
- Select a drive letter from the Drive drop-down. (In the example shown below, drive letter “D” was selected.)
- Enter the path of the folder (e.g., Phoenix [EFS] drive). (In the example shown below, “efs123” was entered as the folder to map to.)
- Click Finish.
A new File Explorer window opens with your mapped drive. You’ll also see the drive listed on the left side of the File Explorer window, under “This PC”, as shown below.