Quick Start- OneDrive (personal)

Upload files and folders

Upload files and folders to OneDrive

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  • Access and edit your files on all your devices.

  • Keep your files protected in the cloud.

  • Share documents or photos and collaborate in Office.

  • Quickly organize and find things that matter.

Note: This Quick Start is for OneDrive. For OneDrive for Business, see the OneDrive for Business Quick Start.

Upload files or folders to OneDrive

With Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome:

  1. Select Upload > Files or Upload > Folder.

  2. Select the files or folder you want to upload.

  3. Select Open or Select Folder.

With other browsers:

  • Select Upload, select the files you want to upload, and select Open.

  • If you don't see Upload > Folder, create a folder, and then upload the files to that folder.

Screenshot showing Upload selected

Note: If you have the OneDrive sync client installed, you can also upload with File Explorer. Select the files you want to upload, and drag them to OneDrive in the File Explorer Navigation pane.

Save a file to OneDrive

  1. Select File > Save As > OneDrive - Personal.

  2. Select Enter file name here and type a name.

  3. If you want to save to another folder, select Browse, and select the folder you want.

  4. Select Save.

The next time you open the Office app, you'll see your saved file in the Recent list.

Note: Requires Office 365, 2019, or 2016.

Screenshot of the locations list on the Save As page of a Word document.

If you don't see OneDrive - Personal in the list:

  1. Select Add a Place

  2. Select OneDrive and sign into your Microsoft account.

Screenshot of the Add a Place button and Add a Place list on the Save As page of Word.

Need more help?

Get help by emailing the OneDrive support team. In a OneDrive mobile app, shake the device to get help or share feedback on OneDrive. 

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