Microsoft OneDrive

OneDrive is a file hosting and sharing service in Microsoft Cloud that is included in Office 365 suite of applications available to University of Windsor faculty, staff, and students. The current storage limit for OneDrive users is 1 TB.

OneDrive offers similar features that are available with DropBox and Box apps, and should be used instead of these services for storing and sharing of University related files.

OneDrive allows users to sync files and later access them from a web browser or mobile device. Users can share files publicly or with their contacts, publicly shared files do not require a Microsoft account to access.

There are three different ways that you can interact with your OneDrive:

  1. Using a Web browser, log into and click on OneDrive icon. This web interface will allow you to upload files to your OneDrive in the cloud, and view and download files that are already there. You do not need to install anything on your computer to use this method.
  2. You can install a OneDrive Sync Client on your PC or Mac. This will create a local folder called "OneDrive - University of Windsor" on your hard drive. The sync client will constantly synchronise contents of this local folder with the contents of your OneDrive in the cloud.
  3. You can save files directly to OneDrive in the cloud from most of Microsoft Office apps, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote. You can also open files for editing using these same apps directly from OneDrive in the cloud without having to download them to your local drive first.

Getting Assistance

Have questions about this service? Ask here or book a consultation.

To request assistance with any OneDrive related issues, please click on the Open Ticket button on the right. This will bring up a form that you will need to fill-out and submit to open a support ticket with the I.T. Service Desk. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with the ticket reference number and additional instructions.

Open Ticket

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