Saving and opening files

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

You can work with the files you store in OneDrive for Business right from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office desktop apps. There's no need to go to your Office 365 site in a browser.

Save a file to OneDrive for Business from an Office desktop app

  1. With a document open in an Office desktop app, click File > Save As > OneDrive - YourCompanyName. For example, OneDrive - Contoso.

    Saving a file from Word to OneDrive for Business

  2. Browse to the location where you want to save the file, and then click Save.

Open a OneDrive for Business file from an Office desktop app

  1. In an Office desktop app, click File > Open > OneDrive - YourCompanyName. For example, OneDrive - Contoso.

    Opening a file from OneDrive for Business in Word

  2. Browse to the file you want to open, and then click Open.

Tips: 

  • If you don't see OneDrive - YourCompanyName, click Add a Place > Office 365 SharePoint. Then sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  • Adding OneDrive for Business as a place to save to in Word

  • Once you add OneDrive for Business as a place in one Office app, you can save files from all your Office apps.

Creating and saving files from a site or mobile app

For information about creating and saving files directly on an Office 365 site or from a mobile app, see Me and My Docs.

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