Store files in OneDrive for Business

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As part of Office 365, OneDrive for Business lets you update and share your business files from anywhere and work on Office documents with others at the same time.

Storing files overview

Upload files to OneDrive for Business

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  2. At the top of any page in Office 365, select OneDrive. Or select Office 365 app launcher icon , and then select OneDrive.

    Note: The first time you click OneDrive, you will see some setup screens and instructions while your personal site is being set up. You may have to wait and then click OneDrive again before continuing to step 3.

  3. Select Upload.

    Upload command in OneDrive for business
  4. In the Choose File to Upload dialog box, select the files you want to upload, and then click Open.

Drag files to OneDrive for Business

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

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

  2. Open File Explorer, and select several files.

  3. Drag them from File Explorer to OneDrive for Business.

    Drag and drop to upload files to OneDrive

Try it!

Add a file by uploading it
  1. Open OneDrive for Business.

  2. Click Upload.

  3. Locate a file in the Choose File to Upload dialog box, and then select it.

  4. Click Open.

Add files by dragging them
  1. Open File Explorer.

  2. Select several files.

  3. Drag them from File Explorer to OneDrive for Business.

  4. Watch the file progress until it completes.

Additional resources

Tip: You can also save Office documents from the Backstage (Choose the File tab) in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office desktop apps. For an example in Word, see Save a document in Word 2016.

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