⚡️ Quick Start Guide: OneDrive on the Web

About OneDrive

OneDrive is a cloud storage platform. This means that your files are stored on servers in the cloud, accessible to you from anywhere, using a variety of platforms, including: 

This article covers the second option above, which is the the most flexible method of accessing OneDrive files, as it can be accomplished from any computer using a web browser, with no prior setup or configuration. 

Using a web browser to access your OneDrive files allows you to upload, download, create, and manage access to your files from anywhere. For files in any Microsoft Office format (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc), You can also open and edit your files in the lightweight online versions of the Microsoft Office applications.

The instructions below will help you to perform the basic operations of finding, manipulating, and managing your files in OneDrive using a web browser.

Locate My Files

  • Log in to https://portal.office.com with your full Cedarville University email address.
  • Click on the OneDrive icon.
  • Personal files are listed under the My Files section.
  • Shared files (from SharePoint or Teams) are under the Shared Libraries section.

Create New Files

  • Click +New at the top of the screen and choose what type of document to create.
  • A blank document will open in the online version of the office application in your web browser.
  • Click the back button in your browser to get back to your list of files.

Open Files

  • Click on the file to open it in the online version of the office application.
  • Optionally, you can right-click on the file name and select the Open menu to open it in the desktop app.

Share Files

  • Select the file you'd like to share using the check-box to the left of the filename. 
  • Click Share in the toolbar near the top of the file list
  • Select the share options appropriate for how you'd like this file to be shared.

Delete Files

  • Click the circle next to the file name and click the Delete button.

Upload Files or Folders

  • Click on the Upload button and select Files or Folder and browse to your local computer.
  • You can also drag and drop a file or folder into the window next to Drag files here to upload.

Move files

  • Select the file and click on Move To.
  • Select the destination folder and click Move here.
  • You can also drag and drop files to another folder.

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