Setting Up Your OneDrive Account

Updated Nov 23, 2019

For more specific instructions on how to transfer (i.e. sync; upload) H: Drive files to OneDrive, see Transferring Files from the H: Drive to OneDrive. 

OneDrive is a file storage service that allows users to sync, share, and access files from multiple locations. The version used by BYU-Idaho, called OneDrive for Business, offers one terabyte (TB) of online storage space that can be accessed from multiple devices, from any location, and on any browser. To learn more about accessing OneDrive, see the Accessing OneDrive article.  

If at any time Microsoft OneDrive asks you to choose between establishing a “Personal” and a Work or School account, select Work or School for storing your work-related or school-related documents. To learn more about the difference between a “Personal” and “Work or School” OneDrive account, check out the article Using OneDrive for Business and Personal Use. 


For Windows

2. Throughout the tutorial, whenever you are prompted to enter your email address, enter your username followed by @byui.edu

3. When a window with the BYU-Idaho login page pops up, enter your BYU-Idaho credentials. 

If you have already synced your OneDrive, it will say a certain folder is already in use. You can choose to keep using that folder or select a new folder to use. 


For Mac

2. Throughout the tutorial, whenever you are prompted to enter your email address, enter your username followed by @byui.edu.

3. When a window with the BYU-Idaho login page pops up, enter your BYU-Idaho credentials. 

4. Microsoft OneDrive will then walk you through some basic set up steps. If you want to change the location of your OneDrive folder, you can do so during the set-up process, or you can do it later. 

At the end of the set-up process, you should be able to see OneDrive – BYUI both as a folder and in the list of folders on the left-hand bar of Finder. 

5. In step 3 of the tutorial Install and set up: If you already have an account signed into OneDrive, enter your BYU-Idaho username followed by @byui.edu. 


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