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Uploading and Creating Files in Microsoft OneDrive (Office 365)

Microsoft OneDrive, an app in the Office 365 suite of programs, is a convenient tool for storing and creating files in the cloud. This makes these files accessible from anywhere you can access the internet.

1. Login to Office 365 at portal.microsoft.com and open OneDrive from the list of Office 365 apps.

2. Once you have logged into Office 365 and clicked on the OneDrive icon, you’ll be taken to the main OneDrive screen.

 

TO UPLOAD A FILE OR FOLDER

  1. Click the “Upload” icon on the top bar in the main OneDrive screen. Then, select whether you want to upload a “File” or “Folder.”
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  3. Find the file or folder that you want to upload to OneDrive, click it, and then click “Open.”
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  5. The file is now copied to your OneDrive, and will appear in your list of files and folders.
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  7. Clicking the check mark to the left of the file name brings up new menu options on the top, allowing you to open, share, or otherwise modify the file.

 

TO CREATE A NEW FILE

  1. Click the “New” icon on the top bar in the main OneDrive screen.
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  3. Select which app you want to use to create the new file by clicking on it. For this example, we’ll use “Microsoft Word.”
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  5. Clicking the name of the app on the list will launch that app in a new tab or window.
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  7. In the app that you selected, you can rename the document by clicking the default name at the top of the page (“DOCUMENT” for Microsoft Word, “BOOK” for Microsoft Excel, etc.) and typing the new document name. Then enter any other information you would like in the document. The document will save automatically to OneDrive; once the document is successfully saved, you should see the word “Saved” next to the title of the document.
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  9. Back in Microsoft OneDrive, you can see the new file in your list of files and folders. It can be opened, shared, downloaded, or otherwise modified by clicking the checkmark to the left of the file name and selecting options from the top menu.
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