Outlook.com sharing with OneDrive

Your Outlook.com inbox comes with 5 GB of free online storage on OneDrive for your files and photos. Once your files are in your OneDrive, you can get to them from the OneDrive website or by using a OneDrive app, available from the app store affiliated with your mobile device.

Open OneDrive from your Outlook.com account

The Microsoft account you use to sign in to Outlook.com automatically signs you in to OneDrive as well. To access your OneDrive:

  • Click the App Launcher The App Launcher button. at the top of your inbox, and select OneDrive.

    A screenshot of the OneDrive tile in the App Launcher.

On your OneDrive site, you can create folders and drag files and photos into them. You can also share files and folders by inviting specific people or by getting a link. You can paste the link anywhere, like in an email, or post it directly on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Edit Office files in OneDrive

You can create, edit, and share Office docs with other people right from OneDrive, even if you don’t have Office installed. Learn more.

To get back to your Outlook.com account, just click the App Launcher The App Launcher button. > Mail.

A screenshot of the Mail tile in the App Launcher.

Want a custom email address and built-in sharing?

Outlook.com Premium offers a personalized email domain and OneDrive storage that you can share with up to four other people. Plus, you'll enjoy an ad-free Outlook.com inbox.

Note: Outlook.com Premium is currently available in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The ad-free inbox icon.

Enjoy an ad-free inbox

You won't see any ads in Outlook.com Premium.

The custom email address icon.

Use a custom email address

Choose a new personalized email address, free for the first year. Or use your own at no extra charge.

The share an email domain icon.

Share with friends and family

Invite up to four other people to create custom email addresses of their own.

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