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OneDrive basics

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In OneDrive, there are a few basics to learn that will help you find files and folders and get information about them.

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 OneDrive for Business Sort button to change how you'd like to view your files.

  • Select View OneDrive for Business View button to change the view.

  • Select Information OneDrive for Business Information button 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.

Note: When you select a file or folder, the toolbar will change, letting you choose what you'd like to do with the file or folder: Open, Share, Copy link, Download, Delete, Move to, or Copy to.

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