Dragging and dropping files to OneDrive for Business

You can upload files to your OneDrive for Business by just dragging them from your computer. OneDrive for Business shows you where you can drag and drop files to add files to a library.

Office Training Center > Office 365 business scenarios > Store, sync, and share your work files (OneDrive for Business)

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Dragging and dropping files to OneDrive for Business

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Seeing your files from other devices

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Saving and opening files

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Syncing your files with your computer

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Managing your files in OneDrive for Business

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Sharing files with others

  1. At the top of the page, select the Office 365 app launcher Office 365 app launcher icon , and then select OneDrive.

    Using the app launcher in Office 365 to go to OneDrive for Business

  2. Find the documents that you want to upload on your computer and drag them to your OneDrive for Business.

    Drag and drop to upload files to OneDrive


    • The first time you click OneDrive, you see some setup screens and instructions while your personal site is being set up. You may have to wait awhile and then click OneDrive again before continuing to step 2.

    • If you don’t see the option to drag files, update your copy of Office.

    • The Edge browser doesn't support drag and drop into OneDrive for Business. Internet Explorer 11 is supported.

Here’s another way to upload files:

  1. Instead of dragging files, select Upload.

    Upload command in OneDrive for business

  2. In OneDrive for Business you can choose Files. Use the Open dialog box to select the files you want to upload, and then click Open.

    For SharePoint Online use the Add a Document dialog box. Click Browse and select the files you want to upload. Click Open and then click OK.

Note: You can only drag and drop, or upload files in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online. If you need to upload folders, consider syncing the folder with your computer. For more information on syncing, see Sync OneDrive for Business or site libraries to your computer

Tip: Your files are private unless you decide to share them. To share files easily with everyone in your organization, drag them to your Shared with Everyone folder. For more information, see Sharing files with others.

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