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Manage your files - OneDrive (work or school)

Turn on OneDrive Backup

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You can back up your important folders on your PC & Mac (your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders) with OneDrive, so they're protected and available on other devices.

You can back up a maximum of 5 GB of files in OneDrive for free, up to 1 TB as standard with a Microsoft 365 subscription, or extend that up to 2 TB with add-ons.

  1. Open OneDrive settings (select the OneDrive cloud icon in your notification area, and then select the OneDrive Help and Settings icon then Settings.)

  2. Go to the Sync and back up tab.

  3. Select Manage Back up.

Important: If you're surprised that your files are saving to OneDrive, see Files save to OneDrive by default in Windows.

  1. Click the OneDrive cloud icon up in your Menu bar, click the three dots  to open the menu, and select Preferences.

  2. Go to the Backup tab.

  3. Select Manage Back up.

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