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Select what to do with a file

  1. In OneDrive, right click the file.

  2. Select a command.

    Screenshot showing the shortcut menu for a selected file

Create a folder

  1. Select New > Folder.

  2. Type a name for the folder.

  3. Select Create.

Search for files

Looking for an older doc? Search is a powerful tool to find all your online docs.

  1. Type a word or phrase in the Search box.

  2. Select a file, or press Enter.

Important PC Folders (auto backup)

You can backup important computer files on OneDrive like your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures files.

  1. Select the OneDrive cloud icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

  2. Select More > Settings.

  3. On the Backup tab, under Important PC Folders, select Manage backup and follow the instructions.

Set up the OneDrive sync app in Windows

  1. If you don't have Windows 10, Office 365, or Office 2016, install the new OneDrive sync app for Windows. If you use the latest software, you already have the OneDrive sync app and you can skip to step 2.

  2. Select the Start button, search for OneDrive, and then open it.

  3. When OneDrive Setup starts, enter your work or school account, and then select Sign in.

Set up the OneDrive sync app on Mac

  1. Install OneDrive for Mac.

    Important: If you're using the OneDrive Mac Store app, uninstall it before installing the latest build of the sync app.

  2. Start OneDrive by pressing cmd + Space to launch a Spotlight query and type OneDrive. This starts OneDrive Setup.
  3. Enter your work or school account and then select Sign in.