Saving your files to the cloud lets you access them from anywhere and makes it easy to share them with family and friends. To save documents online with OneDrive, sign in to Office.

Your files are saved online at and also to your OneDrive folder on your computer. Storing files in your OneDrive folder allows you to work offline, in addition to online, and your changes are synchronized when you reconnect to the Internet. To learn more about OneDrive, see

To save a file to OneDrive

  1. With a document open in an Office program, click File > Save As > OneDrive.

    Saving a file to OneDrive

  2. If you haven’t signed in, do that now by clicking Sign In.

    Or if you haven’t signed up for a Microsoft account, click Sign up.

  3. After you sign up or sign in, save your document to OneDrive.

Tip: To find your files later, just open the Office app you created the file in and check the Recent list. This works in desktop and mobile versions of the apps.

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Get to your files from

With your files in OneDrive, you can get to them from any computer, tablet, or phone by using the OneDrive website. Just go to and sign in.

Get to your files from your phone or tablet

For a better experience, download the OneDrive app for your device.

Or, use the Office mobile apps. If you use Windows Phone, the apps are already installed. Select your iOS or Android device from the list below to see information that explains how to install and set up the Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote apps using the account associated with your Microsoft 365 subscription.

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