Last Updated: 19-10-2018

Accessing OneDrive

From any school or personal computer, browse to the following location:

Log in with your Office 365 Username and Password

Click on the OneDrive App from the Apps list (Users can click on the Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps directly if they want to create a file quickly.)

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If the user is in the web based email app Outlook or any of the other Office 365 applications, click on the App Launcher (9 dots top left hand side)

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Then click the OneDrive app.

NOTE: - If any user does not have OneDrive app listed, we will need to modify the users Office 365 license to ensure they have access.

Please contact the Schools ICT help desk on 01609 536086 Option 1 with the users email address.


Using OneDrive

To create new files or folders click on New.

To upload files to your OneDrive click on Upload or drag files from Windows Explorer to the OneDrive screen

When you click on the New link you will be presented with the following pop-up menu, where you can create folders, Microsoft Word documents, Excel workbooks, PowerPoint presentations or OneNote notebooks.

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Learn More About OneDrive

OneDrive - How to upload files to OneDrive - More detailed instructions on how to upload and manage files with OneDrive

How to Share a File or Folder Directly from SharePoint or OneDrive  - Learn how easy it is to share files from OneDrive

OneDrive - How to Setup the OneDrive Sync Client - Get to your OneDrive in File Explorer and access your files even when offline.

OneDrive - Files on Demand - An explanation of Files on Demand

OneDrive - Transferring files to OneDrive or SharePoint with the OneDrive sync Client - How you can use the OneDrive sync client to help you move files to OneDrive

OneDrive - How to Set Up Folder ProtectionOneDrive - How to Set Up Folder Protection

Is My Data Safe? - Summarises why storing your files in Office 365 makes them safer and helps you comply with data security regulations.


For even more information, you can visit Microsoft's OneDrive Help Centre