What is OneDrive?

With OneDrive, you can securely store your pictures, files, and folders in one place, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere.

Sign in to office.com and select OneDrive to:

  • View files and pictures stored in OneDrive.

  • Create documents on your computer and edit on your laptop, phone, or tablet.

  • Share files and pictures.

  • Collaborate with others on Office files at the same time.

Upload files to OneDrive for Business

  • The best with Office 365 - edit and co-author across the browser, mobile apps, or desktop apps, along with intelligent discovery and insights

  • Support for over 270 file types

  • Security and IT confidence

  • Cloud leadership and compliance - trusted enterprise-grade compliance and security

Getting Started with OneDrive

OneDrive gives you one place to store, share, and sync your work or school files.

As part of your organization's Office 365 subscription, or SharePoint Server, you can save your files in OneDrive and then work with them from almost any device. 

Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account, so you can:

  • Upload files from your PC or Mac.

  • Share files with others.

  • Give others permission to edit files and work on them at the same time.

  • Get to your files from anywhere, on your computer, tablet, or phone.

  • Sync OneDrive to your PC or Mac, so you can access your files even when you're offline.

OneDrive Basics

Use the OneDrive navigation pane, file list, and toolbar to view and work with your files.

Navigation pane

  • Select the Files, Recent, and Shared with me links to see how that changes what you see in the file list.

  • Select Discover to see what's trending around you, based on who you work with and what you're working on.

  • If you belong to groups, select a group to see files related to that group.


  • Use the toolbar to Search for files, create New files and folders, Upload files, and Sync them.

  • Select Sort OneDrive for Business Sort button to change how you'd like to view your files.

  • Select View OneDrive for Business View button to change the view.

  • Select Information OneDrive for Business Information button to check recent activity on your files.

  • Select a file and choose what you'd like to do with it: Open, Share, Copy link, Download, Delete, Move to, or Copy to.