What is OneDrive?

OneDrive is the Microsoft cloud service that connects you to all your files. It lets you store and protect your files, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere on all your devices.

You can view your OneDrive files on your computer or on the web at:

Setting Up OneDrive

How Does OneDrive Work

Learn how to Share Files from OneDrive 

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Setting Up OneDrive

You do not need to install OneDrive on your computer. It's already installed. Follow the steps in this video to setup OneDrive and begin using it.


How does OneDrive Work?


Sharing Files

To share a file, navigate to your OneDrive Folder:

Right-click on the file or folder you wish to share. Click Share:

Click the gear to change share settings:

Select Share Setting:

Anyone - This setting would make this file available to anyone at ALA or outside of ALA

People in American Library Association - This setting would make this file available to anyone with an email address.

People with existing access - Use this setting to reshare with anyone who already has access

People you choose - This is the most secure setting. You can pick people who would have access to this file

More Settings:

  • Can Edit - Full Access to the file
  • Can Review - can only comment on file
  • Can View - Similar to a PDF they cannot edit or comment

If you pick People you choose you will get this dialog box. For People within ALA you can just type their name in the box. People outside ALA you should use their email address.

Click Copy Link to use as a link in Zoom Meetings, ALA Connect, or in an email. 


Click Send to have Microsoft send the link.

Learn OneDrive in 12 Minutes

Schedule Training

You can use the widget below to schedule a OneDrive Training: