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Drexel OneDrive: Web Interface


The Web Version of Drexel OneDrive is the primary way to access OneDrive for Business. Within the web client, you can share files with other users, and even edit Microsoft documents without having Office installed! We've compiled a few tips and how-tos to help get you started:

Tips and How-Tos

Activate Your OneDrive Account

If you have not already done so, you will need to sign into Office 365 at and click on OneDrive. This will properly provision your OneDrive space.

Create a Folder that is Not Synced

One of the great features of Drexel OneDrive is its extremely generous storage limits. Users currently have a 5 TB limit which makes it a perfect repository to store files. Another great feature of Drexel OneDrive is its ability to sync files from your local computer up to your OneDrive space.

Most computers, though, do not have enough storage space to match OneDrive's capacity limits, which could easily pose a problem to those who sync files between their computer and OneDrive.

To help combat this, Drexel IT recommends creating a folder within your OneDrive that is not synced between the cloud and your local computer that is solely used for archival purposes. This means (when set up correctly), the folder will not sync with any computers that may have the OneDrive for Business sync client installed. We recommend large files, and any files that do not necessarily need to be stored on your local computer for quick access, be organized within this folder.

Once this folder has been created (or, if you have identified folders that you do not wish to sync), you will need to change your sync settings within your OneDrive client. Choose the appropriate client below for additional information:

PC Sync Settings

Mac Sync Settings

Upload Files

You can upload files directly from your computer to OneDrive via the Web Browser. Either click the "Upload" button at the top of the page, or drag the file(s) right into your web browser window, and OneDrive will do the rest. Please note, at this time only Google Chrome enables you to drag-and-drop folders that contain content. If you use another browser, create a folder or folders in OneDrive and then you can drag-and-drop your files easily.

Share Files

Once you have files saved to your OneDrive, you can share them with other OneDrive Users. To do so, select the file(s) you wish to Share, and click the "Share" button at the top of your screen. Enter the user's email address, and select what type of access they should have. Once shared, the recipient will receive an email with a link to the file(s). The file(s) will also appear under the "Shared with Me" heading on their OneDrive Web Interface window.

At this time, File Sharing can only be completed through the Web Interface, and is not available through the sync clients. Any links for sharing within the sync clients will require you to log in to the web version of OneDrive to adjust settings.

If you need assistance with setting up OneDrive for Business, please contact Drexel IT.