OneDrive Basics

OneDrive is a cloud storage service that facilitates storage of your personal files in a single location, share them with others, and retrieve from any Internet-connected device.

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Use OneDrive in your browser

  1. Sign in at
  2. Right-click a file, then pick a command.

Uploading and saving files and folders

For Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome:

  • Choose Upload > Files or Upload > Folder.
  • Select the files/folder you need to upload.
  • Choose Open or Select Folder.

With other browsers:

  1. Click Upload, choose the files you want to upload, and click Open.
  2. You may need to create a folder and then upload some files into that folder, if you don’t see Upload > Folder.

Save a file to OneDrive (via Office 365, 2019, or 2016)

  • Click File > Save As > OneDrive > Personal.
  • Choose Enter File Name Here and type a name.
  • If you need to save to another folder, choose Browse, and select the folder you want.
  • Select Save.

If OneDrive – Personal doesn’t appear in the list:

  1. Click Add a Place.
  2. Choose OneDrive and sign into your personal Microsoft account.

Use OneDrive on your desktop

With Windows 10, OneDrive might have already prompted you to sign in to sync your files.

  • In File Explorer, select:

OneDrive – Personal

If OneDrive isn’t installed, see Get started with the new OneDrive sync client in Windows or Get started with the new OneDrive sync client on Mac OS X.

Need more help?

Get assistance by emailing the OneDrive support team. In a OneDrive mobile app, shake the device for advice or share feedback on OneDrive. 

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