Upload photos and files

You can add files to OneDrive in many different ways.

Using the OneDrive website

Depending on the web browser you use, you can upload files up to 10 GB in size.

On the OneDrive website:

  1. Browse to the location where you want to add the files.

  2. Tap or click Upload.

  3. You might be prompted to install Microsoft Silverlight. After you install it, you can:

    Drag your files into the Drop files here area, staying on the page until they finish uploading, and you're done.


    Tap or click select them from your computer.

  4. Pick the files you want to upload, and then tap or click Open.

In Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1

You can add files and folders to OneDrive automatically from your PC without having to go to the OneDrive website. To learn how, see Getting started with OneDrive. Files you add to OneDrive this way can be up to 10 GB in size.

Using the OneDrive desktop app

If you have Windows 7, Windows Vista, or a Mac, you can install the free OneDrive desktop app to upload files and folders to OneDrive automatically. Files you upload using the desktop app can be up to 10 GB in size.

Using a mobile app

You can upload files to OneDrive using the OneDrive mobile app for Android, iOS, or Windows Phone. To learn how, see:

OneDrive for Android: FAQ

OneDrive for iOS: FAQ

Windows Phone: Automatically save the photos and videos I take to OneDrive

From Office 2013 or Office 365

In any Office document, tap or click File, tap or click Save As, choose your OneDrive, and then pick the folder where you want to save the file.


  • Microsoft might limit the number of files that you can upload to OneDrive each month.

  • Please respect copyright and be careful what you share online. Copying or sharing unauthorized materials violates the Microsoft Services Agreement.

Contact support

Get help from the Answer Desk.

Go to OneDrive button on Help web page

Need more help?

See all support pages for OneDrive.

Applies To: OneDrive

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