Creating, Uploading, Saving, & Sharing Files & Folders on OneDrive

Updated Jun 30, 2020

OneDrive is a file storage service that can store up to one terabyte of data online. It has several features and capacities that every OneDrive user should know so OneDrive can be used to its fullest extent. Make sure you are connected to OneDrive before you start exploring.


Connecting your desktop app to OneDrive
Windows

1. Open a Microsoft Office desktop app like Word, Excel, or PowerPoint

MS Word

2. Select File.

file

3. Select Account.

account

4. Under Connected Services, click Add a service and hover over Storage. Select OneDrive.

Connected Services

5. Enter yourusername@byui.edu, then log in with your BYU-Idaho credentials.

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Mac

1. Open a Microsoft Office desktop app like Word, Excel, or PowerPoint

2. Click on your profile at the top left corner.

profile

If you are not signed in, click Sign in to access your account.

3. Click the + icon on the Connected Services bar.

Connected Services

4. Select OneDrive.

OneDrive

5. Enter yourusername@byui.edu, then log in with your BYU-Idaho credentials.

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Creating files and folders in OneDrive

Because this process is updated frequently, it is recommended that you visit the Create files and folders in OneDrive page on the Microsoft Office website for more information. 


Uploading files to OneDrive
  1. While in OneDrive, select Upload
  2. Use the drag-and-drop method to deposit the desired files into OneDrive.  

Saving a file to OneDrive from a desktop app
Windows

1. Open a Microsoft Office desktop app like Word, Excel, or PowerPoint

MS Word

2. Select File.

file

3. Select Save As.

Save As

4. Select your OneDrive BYU-Idaho account and select the folder you want to save your file to.

My Computer

5. Name your file and select Save.

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Mac

1. Open a Microsoft Office desktop app like Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

MS Word

2. Select File.

file

3. Select Save As.

save as

4. Select your OneDrive BYU-Idaho account and select the folder you want to save your file to.

OneDrive BYU-Idaho

5. Name your file and select Save.

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Saving a File to OneDrive from Microsoft Office

OneDrive allows you to save files from your work computer. Follow this article to learn how to save documents to OneDrive from Microsoft Office.  


Sharing on OneDrive

Because this process is updated frequently, it is recommended that you visit Share OneDrive files and folders on the Microsoft Office website for more information.

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