OneDrive

OneDrive is Microsoft's service for hosting files in the "cloud", that's available for free to all the owners of a Microsoft account. OneDrive offers users a simple way to store, sync and share all kinds of files, with other people and devices on the Web.

Log Into OneDrive

To access your OneDrive cloud-based storage point your browser to http://onedrive.com.
When prompted, enter your full UC Davis email address for the username. Enter your Kerberos Passphrase for the password.

OneDrive desktop app for Windows

Windows 10

If your computer uses Windows 10, OneDrive is built in, so there is no need for a desktop app. OneDrive appears automatically in your File Explorer and as a location to save files.

Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1

If your computer has Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, OneDrive desktop app is already built in. (So OneDrive desktop app Setup won't appear if you try to install it.) A setting is installed that lets you use Office to work on OneDrive documents with other people at the same time, but no other features are installed.

Windows 7 and older

Download the desktop app for Windows 7 and older

Note: The OneDrive app isn’t supported on Windows XP. If you try to install it on a PC running Windows XP, you'll get the message "OneDriveSetup.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

What does the OneDrive folder do?

When you install the OneDrive desktop app for Windows, a copy of your OneDrive is downloaded to your PC and put in the OneDrive folder. This folder is kept in sync with OneDrive. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder on the OneDrive website, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted in your OneDrive folder and vice versa.

To upload files to OneDrive automatically, just copy or move the files to your OneDrive folder using File Explorer, or save them in your OneDrive folder from a program. Files you upload this way can be up to 10 GB in size. If you installed the OneDrive app on other computers, the files will automatically be added to the OneDrive folders on them, too.

You can also use File Explorer to rename and delete files, create new folders, and move files around in your OneDrive folder. The changes will automatically be made in OneDrive and your other computers that have the OneDrive app installed.