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OneDrive - Accessing via the App

How to access your files in OneDrive via the OneDrive App.

Important Notes:

  • The OneDrive app will need to be signed into every two weeks for security purposes.
  • Files may take a while to upload/download and appear (or be available) on other devices.

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Step 1: Open the OneDrive app.

PC: Click on the Start button then click OneDrive.

Mac: Open the Applications folder (or Launchpad) then click OneDrive.

Step 2: Enter your UWL email address then click Sign In.

Enter your credentials then click Sign In.

Sign In

Authenticate with Okta.


Step 3: Finish Setup

NOTE: If you are prompted to Backup your Desktop a Documents, it is recommended to do so.






Step 4: See Sync Progress and Notifications

Click the OneDrive icon by the clock, look at the notifications section and if all is good then click Open Folder.



Step 5: See Your Files

Your files will appear (Note: there may be a slight delay when opening a file will download when you try to open it).



Step 6: Set Desktop and Documents to automatically backup (If you did not already do this)

Click the OneDrive icon by the clock, Click the Gear, Click Preferences


Click Backup, Click Manage Backup


Note: On Mac, You may need to approve permissions to be able to backup additional folders so follow on screen prompts.

Select Desktop and Documents then Start Backup. Once the backup begins, files on your Desktop and in your Documents folder may disappear for a few minutes, they will come back.

Manage Backup

KeywordsOne Drive, One, Drive, App, Classroom, U drive, U, Drive, OneDrive - Accessing   Doc ID121363
OwnerTravis S.GroupUW-La Crosse
Created2022-09-15 08:27:59Updated2024-02-20 16:06:23
SitesUW-La Crosse
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