Online Campus Storage Windows

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Philadelphia University provides Faculty and Staff with online storage that is available for affiliates to save content to. It is accessible from any network computer on campus as well as through VPN at home. (Click here for information on how to set up VPN) Please click on the appropriate storage you would like to set up on your Windows computer.


Online Storage Resources (Faculty and Staff)

Juno (Home Directory or Personal Storage)

Lightning (Public Storage)

Artemis (Departmental, Permissions-based Storage)



Juno (Home Directory)

Space is provided for personal file storage on one of our servers in the form of your "home directory." This directory enables you to maintain copies of files on the server, which you may access at any time from a networked computer or via VPN.

PC Instructions:

1. Log onto PC and establish a live Internet connection

2. Once connected, right click on the (My) Computer Icon (found on the desktop or Start menu) and select "Map Network Drive".

3. In the Drive Box, select "H:" If your H: drive is in use, mapping to alternate drive letter is acceptable.

4. In the Folder Box: STUDENTS type: \\athena\home\(your user name) Faculty\Staff type: \\juno\home\(your user name) Be sure to use the 'backslash' key (\) located under the 'Backspace' key

5. Once network path is typed, have user click on 'Connect using a different user name' [located below Drive and Folder Name fields]. Depending on who is accessing, enter in the following: STUDENTS type in: student\(your user name) and your network password Faculty or staff, type in: philacol\(your user name) and your network password

6. A window will appear displaying the contents of the home drive. In the event that the user needs to access the drive once the window is closed, right click on My Computer and select Explorer. This view will list all mapped and available drives.

PLEASE NOTE: An additional server, called Lightning, is provided for Academic Files and Resources. Connect with a different letter mapping, and begin the folder path with \\Lightning\. Common paths are \\Lightning\CAD or \\Lightning\Apps\Academic.



Lightning is a PhilaU shared academic folder server. Folders and files are stored on this server and can be accessed by fellow students, faculty and staff.


1. Log-on to the computer, making sure you are connected to the network. This can be accomplished through an Ethernet or wireless connection on-campus, or by using a VPN connection from off-campus.

2. Click on the "Start" button, and then "Run."

3. Without quotes, type in the address bar "\\lightning", then click "OK."

4. If asked for your user name and password, type your username as follows: Student\(your user name) for students, or Philacol\(your user name) for faculty and staff.

5. Browse to the correct folder. For instance, Academic Files folders can be found in the Apps folder, inside the folder entitled Academic.

6. Right-click on the appropriate folder, select "create shortcut," and drag-and-drop a shortcut of that folder onto your desktop.

7. Double-click the desktop shortcut to access Lightning. If a message appears stating that it cannot find the server, make sure you are still connected to the network. If you are, try deleting the shortcut and re-creating it, replacing \\lightning with \\ NOTE FOR OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS: You will need to install and run VPN to get to Lightning. If so, please choose the appropriate VPN Instructions tipsheet in the guides lists at


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