OneDrive: Getting Started

This service is for faculty, staff, and students.

St. Thomas provides 1TB of OneDrive file storage within the Office 365 suite of apps and tools. OneDrive makes it easy to save files to the cloud, share them, and access them from any device. 

Please be aware that the contents of your OneDrive is tied to your account. Files and data that is owned by a group or department should be stored on a SharePoint site or Team.

Access your OneDrive files

How to upload and save files or folders to OneDrive

Microsoft's website put together a great article on how to upload and save files or folders to OneDrive that includes instructions from your web browser, your desktop, or directly from other Office 365 apps (eg. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) 

Learn what the OneDrive icons mean so that you know if your file successfully synced to the cloud, which files are new, and more.

Share files in OneDrive

OneDrive gives you a variety of options and control over how you share files from your account. Including:

  • Share to anyone with the link (Note: to protect the data within your files, this link will expire after 30 days).
  • Share with all people in the University of St. Thomas who have the link
  • Share to people with existing access
  • Share with specific people 

Learn more about these features and how to share files in Microsoft's Collaboration in OneDrive article. 

To report a problem or receive additional troubleshooting, please contact the Tech Desk
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Our request service form will allow you to: -Request assistance with SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, or OneDrive -Troubleshoot or report a problem -Request access to Office Add-Ins and related applications. Examples include apps from the Microsoft app store and third-party services like SlideTeam.Net.
Store your personal user files in OneDrive, part of Office 365. Sync files to your computer and easily share content with others.