OneDrive 2016: Microsoft Quick Start

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Sign in to OneDrive

  1. Go to
  2. Select Sign in at the top of the page.
  3. Type your Microsoft account email address.
  4. Select Next.
  5. Type your Microsoft account password.
  6. Select Sign in.
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Upload files to OneDrive

Upload your files to OneDrive, so you can update and share them from anywhere.

With Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome:

  1. Select Upload > Files.
  2. Select the file or files you want to upload.
  3. Select Open.

With other browsers, select Upload, select the files you want to upload, and select Open.

NOTE: If you have the OneDrive sync client 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.

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Upload a folder

With Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome:

  1. Select Upload > Folder.
  2. Select the folder you want to upload.
  3. Select Select Folder.

If you don’t see Upload > Folder with your browser, create a folder, and then upload the files to that folder.

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Create a folder

  1. Select New > Folder.
  2. Type a name for the folder.
  3. Select Create.
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Save a file to OneDrive

  1. Select File > Save As > 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.

TIP: The next time you open the Office app, you’ll see your saved file in the Recent list.

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If you don’t see OneDrive – Personal in the list:

  1. Select Add a Place
  2. Select OneDrive and sign into your Microsoft account.
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Share files or folders

  1. Select the files or folder you’d like to share.
  2. Select Share.
  3. Select Anyone with this link can edit this item and set the permissions:
    Select Allow editing if you want others to be able to edit the file.
    Uncheck Allow editing if you only want others to be able to view the file.
  4. Select how you’d like to share:
  • Get a link – Select Copy and paste the link into a message, file, webpage, or other location.
  • Email – enter the emails of the people you want to share with, add a message (optional), and select Share.
  • Social network – Select More and select the social network you want.
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Add a shared folder to your OneDrive

  1. Select Shared in the left navigation pane.
  2. Select the folder you want to add and select Add to my OneDrive.

Or right-click the folder and select Add to my OneDrive.

NOTE: You can only add folders marked Can edit.

To copy the folder to your computer instead of OneDrive, select Download. However, be aware that downloaded files are not synchronized with OneDrive.

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Stop or change sharing

If you are the file owner, or have edit permissions, you can stop or change the sharing permissions.

  1. Select the file or folder you want to stop sharing.
  2. Select Information in the upper-right corner to open the Details pane.
  3. Select Sharing and:
  • Select the X next to a link to disable it.
  • Select Can Edit or Can View, and then select Stop Sharing.
  • Select Can Edit or Can View and then select Change to….


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