How do I upload files on to OneDrive?

You can upload files and folders to OneDrive as another place to save your work and prevent loss, and to make it easier to edit, collaborate, and share. The 1TB storage allows most file types to be uploaded.

It is easy to drag and drop files into OneDrive folder on the left hand side and then organise them from the file list in the right pane.

You can copy or move files between folders within OneDrive, or from other folders on your computer.

Please note: When you move files from other folders on your computer into a OneDrive folder, you're removing them from your computer and adding them to OneDrive.

For both File Explorer and Mac Finder, if you want to copy the item rather than move it, right-click the file or folder and select 'Copy', then open the OneDrive folder (or sub-folder) and right-click before selecting 'Paste'. The file should then appear in the folder.

Windows File Explorer

To move a file using Windows File Explorer, drag files from the file list in the right pane to the OneDrive folder in the left pane.


Mac Finder

To move a file using Mac Finder, drag files from the file list in the right pane to the OneDrive folder in the left pane (if you have OneDrive listed there under Favorites). After a moment, Finder will switch to show your existing OneDrive files and folders in the right pane, and you can drag the file into the sub-folder of your choice.


You can also use the OneDrive website to upload your files:

  • To quickly access your OneDrive and Office 365 apps (Email, Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online, Teams etc.) go to the Library & Student IT card in MyBeckett, and select Access your Email, OneDrive and Office 365 Portal.
  • From there click on the 9 dots in the top left corner and select OneDrive.


Office 365 App Launcher

  • Once you are on the OneDrive page select 'Add new' and you can select to either upload a single file or a folder


OneDrive upload options

  • Browse the location of the files you wish to upload, then select Open.

[Ask Us Home button]