Quick Start- OneDrive (personal)

Upload files

Upload files to OneDrive

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  • Create documents on your computer and edit them on your laptop, tablet, or phone.

  • Share files and photos with others.

  • Collaborate on Office documents with friends.

  • Create albums of pictures for family and friends.

  • Get to your files and photos from anywhere, on any device.

Note: This Quick Start is for OneDrive. For OneDrive for Business, see the OneDrive for Business Quick Start.

Upload files to OneDrive

Upload your files to OneDrive, so you can update and share them from anywhere.

With Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome:

  1. Select Upload > Files.

  2. Select the file or files you want to upload.

  3. Select Open.

With other browsers, select Upload, select the files you want to upload, and select Open.

Note: If you have the OneDrive sync client installed, you can also upload with File Explorer. Select the files you want to upload, and drag them to OneDrive in the File Explorer Navigation pane.

OneDrive Upload Files

Save a file to OneDrive

  1. Select File > Save As > OneDrive - Personal.

  2. Select Enter file name here and type a name.

  3. If you want to save to another folder, select Browse, and select the folder you want.

  4. Select Save.

Tip: The next time you open the Office app, you'll see your saved file in the Recent list.

Screenshot of the locations list on the Save As page of a Word document.

If you don't see OneDrive - Personal in the list:

  1. Select Add a Place

  2. Select OneDrive and sign into your Microsoft account.

Screenshot of the Add a Place button and Add a Place list on the Save As page of Word.
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