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Quick Start- OneDrive (personal)

Upload files and folders

Note: This Quick Start is for OneDrive for home and personal accounts. For work and school accounts, see OneDrive for work or school Quick Start.

Use OneDrive in your browser

  1. Sign in to

    Sign in to and select OneDrive.

    Sign in to and select OneDrive.

  2. Select the app launcher icon  App Launcher, and then select OneDrive.

  3. Pick a file or folder by selecting the circle in the upper corner of the item, and then select a command at the top of the page.

A browser window with the app launcher open and the OneDrive app highlighted

Upload files or folders to OneDrive

You can store over 300 types of files on OneDrive. With Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome:

  1. Select Add new > Files upload or Folder upload > Folder.

  2. Select the files or folder you want to upload.

  3. Select Open or Select Folder.

With other browsers:

  • Select Upload, select the files you want to upload, and select Open.

  • If you don't see Upload > Folder, create a folder, and then upload the files to that folder.

Screenshot showing Upload selected

Note: If you have the OneDrive sync app installed, you can also upload with File Explorer. Select the files you want to upload and drag them to OneDrive in the File Explorer Navigation pane.

Save a file to OneDrive

  1. Select File > Save a Copy > OneDrive - Personal.

  2. Select Enter file name here and type a name.

  3. If you want to save to another folder, select Browse, and select the folder you want.

  4. Select Save.

The next time you open the Office app, you'll see your saved file in the Recent list under the Home tab.

The locations list on the Save a copy page of a Word document.

Note: Requires Microsoft 365, Office 2019, or Office 2016.

If you don't see OneDrive - Personal in the list:

  1. Select Add a Place

  2. Select OneDrive and sign into your Microsoft account.

Screenshot of the Add a Place button and Add a Place list on the Save As page of Word.

Use OneDrive on your desktop

If you use Windows 10 or 11, OneDrive may have already asked you to sign in to sync your files.

In File Explorer, select OneDrive – Personal.

If OneDrive isn't setup, see:

File Explorer open with OneDrive-Personal selected

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Admins should view Help for OneDrive Admins, the OneDrive Tech Community or contact Microsoft 365 for business support.

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