Getting setup with Microsoft OneDrive
OneDrive (or OneDrive for Business) is a personal online storage space in the cloud, provided for you by your company. This application will protect your files and documents while allowing accessing across multiple devices. It allows you to share your files with business colleagues as needed, and collaborate on Office documents together in real-time with the latest versions of Office desktop, web, and mobile apps. Plus, each user gets 1TB of space to store their files.
How to Sign in and access OneDrive on your Computer
- Click Start menu and search OneDrive.
- Login using your Office 365 account (business email address).
- Type the password for your Office 365 account.
- A window will appear that will show where files will be located. There’s an option for you to change the path. The next window will show some tips on how to add files, a brief introduction to some features such as files on demand, sharing files and accessing OneDrive on your mobile.
- A file explorer window will appear to show your OneDrive files.
OneDrive can be accessed through your computer, a web browser, or mobile device. This allows you to access and use your documents on any device anytime, anywhere as long as you have the network connection.
How to access OneDrive using a web browser
- Click Start and click your preferred web browser (e.g. Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome). Type on the address bar https://office.com and click Sign in button.
- Type your Office 365 account email address and password.
- This will show your Office 365 home page. Select OneDrive.
- You will then have access to your files and be able to work on them within the browser.
Saving files to OneDrive using a web browser
- After signing to Office 365, click on OneDrive. It will show your current OneDrive folder and files. On the top part of the page, click Upload.
- It will show you two options – Files and Folders. If you select File, it will show all files on Windows Explorer. The Folder option will give you all the folders on Windows Manager.
Note: Make sure that you know where your files or documents are located in order to save it on OneDrive.
- On the Windows Explorer, locate the correct file that needs to be uploaded on OneDrive. Click Open.
- The selected will be uploaded on OneDrive.
Note: You can also Drag and Drop the file that you want to save on OneDrive.
Adding file, links, or folders on OneDrive
- Log in to Office 365 account then click OneDrive.
Click New then select what kind of file (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote), folder, or link you want to add.
Note: One Drive can automatically save backups of your copies to the cloud and automatically sync them to your other devices on which you have OneDrive set up.
Accessing OneDrive using mobile phone
- To begin, download OneDrive app on Google Play Store for Android or App Store for iOS.
- Once the OneDrive app is installed, launch it from your device’s home screen. You will be prompted to log in.
Note: OneDrive may ask if you wish to automatically backup your device’s camera roll to the cloud. Tap Yes or No pending on your personal preference.
- Tap the Files tab or Menu option to view all files available on your OneDrive account.
Want to share files through OneDrive? Follow the steps here: How to share files via OneDrive.
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