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OneDrive for Business quick start guide

What is OneDrive for Business?

OneDrive for Business is your Cloud storage area that is part of your school Office 365 account. OneDrive for Business gives you access to 1 TB of secure Cloud storage where you can store and share your files.

How to access OneDrive for Business

To access OneDrive for Business, open a web browser and navigate to portal.office.com. Log in with your school email address and password. Once you have logged into Office 365 click on the OneDrive Icon.

Using OneDrive for Business

Uploading files and folders

You can upload a single file, multiple files, or a folder with many files inside.

  1. Click on the Upload option towards the top of the screen, and then select the files or folder option.
  2. Select the files or the folder you would like to upload
  3. Click Open

Creating a folder

  1. Select New > Folder
  2. Name your folder
  3. Select Create

Opening files

Simply click on the files you wish to open, Microsoft Office files and Adobe PDF files will automatically open from the browser. You can also right click on files for more options such as to Open in desktop app, Download the file, Delete and Move/Copy.

Creating new documents

Select New, and then choose the type of document you want to create, such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

The new document opens in the Office Online program you selected. For example, selecting Word document opens Word Online.

TIP: There is no save button because the document is saved for you automatically as you edit the document

Moving and copying files from within OneDrive

You can move and copy files from within OneDrive as follows:

  1. Select the file(s) you would like to move or copy
  2. Select move or copy from the menu at the top
  3. Choose the location from the menu at the right hand side and click the “move here” or “copy here” option

The files will now be moved or copied to this location.

TIP: You are also able to move files by selecting the files and dragging them into the folder

Updated on 9th October 2020

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