How can I check space usage on my OneDrive?

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Microsoft One Drive is a cloud based file storage service offered through Microsoft 365 and managed by IT Services. This service is available to all faculty, staff and students and several other UWin Account types with Microsoft 365 A3 license. It is not available to retirees and alumni.

The current file storage limit is 1 terabyte (TB) per user but can be increased to 5 terabytes on demand, when warranted. IT Services does not have the ability to extend your space allotment beyond 5 TB limit. You are responsible for managing your allocated space accordingly. There are two different ways that you can check your space usage on your OneDrive.

Web Interface

  1. Sign into Microsoft 365 Portal ( and open OneDrive app.
  2. Click the gear icon in the top right corner.
  3. Click on OneDrive Settings link.
  4. Click on More Settings on the left.
  5. Click on Storage Metrics link located in the Features and storage section.

Sync Client

  1. Right-click on OneDrive icon in Windows tray in the bottom right corner (blue cloud icon) and click on the gear icon to see the menu.
  2. Select Manage Storage from the menu.


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