How do I upload files on to OneDrive?

You can upload files and folders to OneDrive as another place to save the work and prevent loss, 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 to OneDrive in the left pane.

You can copy or move files between folders within OneDrive, or from other folders on your computer. (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 > Paste a copy of the item to OneDrive.

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

Shot of moving file into different folder in OneDrive.

To move a file using Mac Finder, drag files from the file list in the right pane to OneDrive 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.

Mac Finder window showing drag-and-drop to move files

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 IT tab in MyBeckett and click on Microsoft Office 365. 

Access Microsoft Office 365 via MyBeckett IT tab

  • From there click on the OneDrive option to access your OneDrive folder.

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

  • You can copy or move files between folders within OneDrive, and from other folders on your computer. Remember when you move files, you're removing them from your PC and adding them to OneDrive.

 

Alternatively, you can use the upload function on the OneDrive browser at www.onedrive.live.com. Browse the location of the files you wish to upload, then select Open.

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