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Setup OneDrive for Microsoft 365 for business

OneDrive is your online cloud storage within Microsoft 365. It lets you store your individual work files that you don't want your colleagues to have access to unless you choose to share the files with them. OneDrive is part of Windows, so it's simple to make sure all of your computer files are saved to OneDrive, so you can access them from anywhere.

Sign into OneDrive

It's simple to access OneDrive from any web browser. Just sign in with your Microsoft 365 account. 

  1. Go to and sign in.

  2. In the app launcher, select OneDrive.

Any files you've uploaded to OneDrive will already be there. 

OneDrive basics

Navigation pane

  • Files is your home base where you can find all of your files and folders.

  • Recent shows the files you worked on last.

  • Shared are the files others have shared with you and the files you've shared with others.

  • Discover shows files that are trending around you from people you work with.

  • Recycle bin shows your deleted files and folders.

  • Shared libraries show files in recently visited Teams and SharePoint sites.


  • Select New to create files or folders.

  • Select Upload to add files or folders to your OneDrive storage.

  • Select Sort to change how you'd like to view your files.

  • Select View to change the view.

  • Select Information to see details like who Has Access and Activity. Or, hover the cursor over a file and information will appear.

  • Use keywords and tags to Search for files or folders.

Upload files to OneDrive 

  1. Sign in to and go to OneDrive.

  2. Select My Files.

  3. Choose where you want to upload a file or folder.

  4. Select Upload > Files or Folders.

  5. Find what you want to upload and select Open

    Or, you can select files or folders on your computer and drag them into the OneDrive web browser window.

Set up OneDrive on your computer

When you have OneDrive set up on your computer, it can mean that the files on your computer are backed up to OneDrive, letting you access them from anywhere. 

  1. Select Start and search for OneDrive.

  2. Sign in with your Microsoft 365 account.

  3. Follow the prompts and finish the setup process.

After you finish the setup process, your OneDrive folder will show in your File Explorer. It works a lot like any other folder on your computer. Add a folder or file and it automatically syncs to your OneDrive cloud storage.

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