OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud storage platform. With your files in OneDrive, you can share them with others, control who can view or edit them, and work together at the same time. OneDrive can also be used to sync files across multiple devices. 


All KU faculty, staff, and students have access to 1 TB of cloud storage in OneDrive through their Office 365 account.


To prepare for the next computer replenishment, files and folders will need to be migrated from your current assigned computer to OneDrive. Use the following guide to access OneDrive and help you migrate files and folders.


Web Browser

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to www.office.com. Sign in with your KU email and password. 
  2. Click on the app launcher and then choose OneDrive from the list of available apps.


Move Files/Folders:  To move files or folders that are saved locally on the computer, open File Explorer and navigate to files or folders you want to move. Open OneDrive by clicking blue icon in the system tray, then View Online. Align the applications side by side. Then click and drag the file or folder from its location in File Explorer to OneDrive in the browser. If you need to expand a folder on the left, click the arrow in front of that folder. 


Windows OneDrive App

  1. In the Windows Search, enter OneDrive, run the app, and login. Once logged in, there will be a blue cloud icon in system tray in lower right corner near the date/time. You may have to click the up arrow to see the icon.

     
  2. File Explorer will open to your OneDrive folder. In the left column, you will see OneDrive - Kutztown University


    * Once logged into OneDrive and you want to open the folder at any time, click the blue cloud icon in the system tray, then Open Folder or View Online.


Move Files/Folders:  To move files or folders that are saved locally on the computer, open File Explorer and navigate to files or folders you want to move, so they appear in the right pane. Then click and drag the file or folder from its location on the right to OneDrive - Kutztown University on the left pane. If you need to expand a folder on the left, click the arrow in front of that folder.


Moving a file to a specific folder on OneDrive

Moving a folder to OneDrive


Mac OneDrive App

  1. In your Applications folder, run OneDrive and sign in. 
  2. The Finder window will open showing OneDrive - Kutztown University. Once signed into OneDrive, a gray cloud icon will also appear on the menu bar at the top of the screen. 



* Once logged into OneDrive and you want to open the folder at any time, click the gray cloud icon on the menu bar, then Open Folder or View Online.



Move Files/Folders:  To move files or folders that are saved locally on the computer, open the OneDrive folder in a Finder window. Open a second Finder window and navigate to files or folders you want to move. Align the windows side by side. Then click and drag the file or folder from its location to OneDrive - Kutztown University. If you need to expand a folder, click the arrow in front of the folder.