Change views on the OneDrive website

Change views on the OneDrive website

You can view files on the OneDrive website in lots of different ways. To make it easier to find files, you can browse, sort, and change how the items appear. You can also view details or change the language.

Browse items

The left pane lets you filter your view of items in OneDrive. To see:

  • All of your OneDrive files and folders, select Files.

  • Office documents you've viewed recently, select Recent. This view lets you see which files you've opened most recently, whether you've modified them or not.

  • All photos across your OneDrive arranged by date, select Photos. This view is like a photo journal of your loved ones and adventures. To show only photos from a certain folder in this view, select the arrow next to Folder in the upper-right corner, and then choose the folder. To save the setting for all your future visits to the OneDrive website, choose Set as default.

    Note: The Photos option is only available if you are signed in with a Microsoft account.

  • What's trending around you, based on who you work with and what you're working on, select Discover.

    Note: The Discover option is only available if you are signed in with a work or school account.

  • Items that you've shared with other people and that other people have shared with you, select Shared.

  • Items and folders that you've deleted, select Recycle bin.

Sort items

Documents are typically sorted by name, and photos are typically sorted by the date they were created. But you can change how they're sorted. Just select Sort and choose a different option. If you select Rearrange, you can drag items into any order you want and then save that order.

Note: The Rearrange option is only available if you are signed in with a Microsoft account.

If you're viewing documents in List view, you can also click the header for a column to sort by that column.

Show image thumbnails and previews

To show image thumbnails and previews on, select View options > Tiles.

OneDrive View options


  • To toggle between the different viewing options, select View options, then select the view you'd like to use. (The View options icon changes depending on the view you are currently using, and the options you see depend on whether you’re signed in to OneDrive with a Microsoft account, or a work or school account.)

  • can only show image previews if the image size is less than 100MB (approximately 12000 x 8000 pixels).

Read more about File types supported for previewing files in OneDrive.

View details

To display more information about items you select, select Information Information to open the Details pane. The Details pane displays sharing information and much more. For photos, you can see information such as the camera used and camera settings. For photos taken on a phone, you might see location information. And for some photos, you might even see text that was extracted from the photo.

Change language

If you are signed in with a Microsoft account, to view your OneDrive in a different language, select Settings at the top of the page, then select the language currently displayed to open the Language pane. From the dropdown, select a different language and country/region, and then select Save.

OneDrive Settings for language selection

Note: For One Drive for Business, your language is set for Office 365 rather than for OneDrive individually. For more information, refer to Change your display language and time zone in Office 365 for Business.

Need more help?


Get online help
See more support pages for OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.
For the OneDrive mobile app, see Troubleshoot OneDrive mobile app problems.

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Email support
If you still need help, shake your mobile device while you're in the OneDrive app or email the OneDrive support team. To contact One Drive for Business support from your PC or Mac, open the activity center, select More > Send feedback > I don't like something.

One Drive for Business Admins can also view the OneDrive for Business Tech Community, Help for OneDrive for Business Admins, or contact Office 365 for business support.

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Got feedback?
OneDrive UserVoice is your place to suggest the features you’d like to see us add to OneDrive. While we can’t guarantee any specific features or timelines, we will respond to every suggestion that gets at least 500 votes.

Go to the OneDrive UserVoice.

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