Getting Started with OneDrive

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Storing files

You can upload files to OneDrive from the browser interface (

Managing files

You can manage files and folders from the browser interface (

Your files and folders will appear in one of three places in OneDrive 

  • Files - Anything you created or uploaded to your individual OneDrive space 

  • Shared - Files shared with you by other OneDrive users 

  • Groups (Shared Libraries) - Files owned and accessible by a Microsoft Group 

Creating new files

  • Create a new document directly in OneDrive. 

  • Upload files to OneDrive 

  • With some applications and operating systems, you can save from an application directly to OneDrive. 

Sharing files

  • You can share a document directly from a Microsoft application or from the OneDrive web interface. 

  • When you share a document, you can share with an individual, a group, or anyone that receives the shared link. You can also decide if the people you share with have the ability to edit, or just view, the document. 

  • Employees who need space to share files or collaborate with multiple OHIO individuals can request a Microsoft Group. Each Group OneDrive comes with up to 25 terabytes of cloud storage. 

    • Note: OneDrive is approved to use for storing sensitive data, but this data must be stored in a Group OneDrive, not your individual OneDrive.

  • To share files with individuals outside of Ohio University, log into then start at step 2 of Microsoft's sharing instructions

  • You can prevent recipients from editing files (read-only). Learn more about sharing files in OneDrive.

Storing local, synchronized files

Setting up your mobile app

  • To access files on a mobile device, you can download and set up your mobile apps

  • Learn how to Work on the go by opening and sharing files from your mobile device.

  • Remember to use your email address when logging into the OneDrive app.

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