Set the default storage space for OneDrive users

The default storage space for each user's OneDrive user is 1 TB. If you have one of the following Office 365 plans, you can increase the storage up to 5 TB:

  • Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E5

  • Office 365 Government E3 and E5

  • Office 365 Education and Office 365 Education E5

  • OneDrive for Business Plan 2 and SharePoint Online Plan 2

Notes: 

  • If your organization has more than 5 users, you can change the storage space to more than 5 TB. Contact Microsoft support to discuss your needs. For more information about the storage space that comes with each plan, see OneDrive for Business service description

  • You must assign at least one license to a user before you can increase the default OneDrive storage space.

Set the default OneDrive storage space in the OneDrive admin center

  1. Open the OneDrive admin center and click Storage in the left pane.

    The Storage tab of the OneDrive admin center
  2. Enter the default storage amount (in GB) in the Default storage box, and then click Save.

This storage space setting applies to all new and existing users for whom you haven't set specific storage limits. (To check if a user has a specific storage limit, see the next section.) To change the storage space for specific users, you need to use Microsoft PowerShell. For info on how to do this, see Change your users' OneDrive storage space using PowerShell.

Check if a user has the default storage limit or a specific limit

  1. Download the latest SharePoint Online Management Shell.

  2. Connect to SharePoint Online as a global admin or SharePoint admin in Office 365. To learn how, see Getting started with SharePoint Online Management Shell.

  3. Run the following command:

    $r=Get-SPOSite -Identity <user's OneDrive URL> -Detailed
    $r.StorageQuotaType

    (Where <user's OneDrive URL> is the URL of the user's OneDrive). The command will return "Default" if the user has the default storage limit or "UserSpecific" if the user has a specific limit.

Set the default OneDrive storage space using PowerShell

  1. Download the latest SharePoint Online Management Shell.

  2. Connect to SharePoint Online as a global admin or SharePoint admin in Office 365. To learn how, see Getting started with SharePoint Online Management Shell.

  3. Run the following command:

    Set-SPOTenant -OneDriveStorageQuota <quota>

    Where <quota> is the value in megabytes for the storage space. For example, 1048576 for 1 TB or 5242880 for 5 TB. You can specify any value that you want, however, if you specify a value greater than that allowed by a given user's license, that user's storage space will be rounded down to the maximum value allowed by their license.

    To reset an existing user's OneDrive to the new default storage space, run the following command:

    Set-SPOSite -Identity <user's OneDrive URL> -StorageQuotaReset

See Also

Use the new OneDrive admin center

See the full list of SharePoint Online PowerShell cmdlets

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