Mapping a Drive (Windows)


  • 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.

  1. Log in to Georgetown AnyConnect. (Note: Perform an Update Site in Georgetown AnyConnect if you have any problems logging in.) 

    However, if you are using a Mac computer, you will need to log in using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client. 

  2. Double-click on the My Computer icon located on your Desktop. (If the icon isn’t on your Desktop, click on the Start menu and then select My Computer.)  
    Note: If you’ve mapped the Phoenix drive previously, just open Windows Explorer and then select from the Folders list the Phoenix drive you want to access.
  3. In My Computer, select Map Network Drive from the Tools menu. 
  4. In the Folder text area of the Map Network Drive window, enter the Phoenix drive you want to map in the format \\phoenix\efs# (where “#” is the Phoenix drive number you want to map).

    Note: If you’ve previously mapped a Phoenix drive, you can select the drive from the Folder drop-down menu. 

  5. Click on the Finish button. A window similar to Windows Explorer should be displayed showing the Phoenix drive you mapped. (In the example below, “efs6” is the Phoenix drive being shown.)