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You can store up to 1TB of data in your OneDrive for Business space. Using OneDrive is easy and can be accomplished in one of two ways: uploading directly to OneDrive on the web or syncing a folder on your workstation. The latest version of Microsoft Office comes with a OneDrive client that you can use to sync a folder on your workstation with your OneDrive for Business space.

Please keep in mind that your OneDrive for Business space will be available only as long as you are an employee or student. If you leave the University (resign, retire, do not register for classes, graduate, etc.) your OneDrive for Business space goes away. Therefore, it is not an ideal location to store non-work or school related files. If you would like space for your personal files, please consider setting up a free online storage account.

Step-by-step guides

Uploading Directly to OneDrive on the Web

  1. Log in to your OneDrive for Business account.
  2. Click Upload. You may also, instead, drag and drop your files from your computer to the browser window.

  3. Select the file(s) you wish to upload. You can select multiple files by clicking and dragging or, alternately, CTRL-click (or CMD-click on Mac) each file separately.

  4. Check that your files are visible in OneDrive after uploading is complete.

Syncing a Folder on Your Computer to OneDrive

  1. First, make sure you've downloaded OneDrive for Business on your desktop.
  2. Click Sync inside the folder you wish to sync to your workstation.

  3. Click Sync now in the pop-up window.

    If you have not yet downloaded OneDrive for Business to your desktop, you can click Get the OneDrive for Business app that's right for me in this dialogue box and it will walk you through the steps. Or, see our documentation on How to Install OneDrive for Business on your Desktop.

  4. Click Launch Application if your browser throws a warning for trying to open the OneDrive application on your computer.

Your files will sync between OneDrive and the folder where you selected to store them. You can now save to this folder as normal on your computer, and it will automatically synchronize online to be shared across devices and, if you choose, users or groups.


For questions or comments, contact the Computer Services Help Desk