OneDrive is Microsoft’s online ‘cloud’ storage for your files, photos and anything else you want to safely and securely store. The free standard account will give you 5Gb of storage – and you can buy more if you need it.
1: Create your Free Microsoft OneDrive
To create your free Microsoft OneDrive, go to https://onedrive.live.com?invref=f8872af71d36347f&invscr=90. (You and we will get a bonus 500Mb if you use this link!) You will be asked to enter an email address that you already have or a new one that you want to create for your Microsoft products and services. If you entered an email address that you already have, you will be sent a code to that email address for confirmation.
2: Configure your Microsoft OneDrive
3: Uploaed your Files and Phoeot to your OneDrive
4: Share someone else’s Files to your OneDrive
- Ask the person or organisation to email you an invitation to share their files.
- You will receive an email titled “The folder ‘xxxxxxxx’ has been shared with you“.
- Open https://onedrive.live.com with your browser. You may have to log-in to your Microsoft account to see your OndeDrive.
- You will see something like this:
- In the “The folder ‘xxxxxxxx’ has been shared with you” email, click on the OPEN button – the ‘xxxxxxxx’ folder will be added to ‘Shared’ in your OneDrive.
Note: Shared folders added to your Microsoft OneDrive do not use up any of your OneDrive storage space!
- It is a good idea to add the ‘xxxxxxxx’ folder to ‘My files’ in your Microsoft OneDrive.
- You will now see something like this in your browser:
- If you have already been using Microsoft OneDrive, you will of course see your own folders and files in the same browser window!
- In this browser window, you can now view/download/process/upload any file in the ‘xxxxxxxx’ folder that has just been shared with you. (If the sharer has limited your access to view-only, you cannot update any of their files.)
- If you want to store your OneDrive folders, sub-folders and files on your computer – maybe because you prefer using Windows File Explorer or Apple Finder to find files and/or need to access your files when you’re off-line – then you should install the Microsoft OneDrive sync app:
- If later you feel you don’t want all your OneDrive folders, sub-folders and files downloaded on your Windows or Apple device, you can turn on ‘Files On-Demand’ and you’ll still see all your files in File Explorer or Apple Finder and get new information about each file, but new files appear as online-only files, which don’t take up space on your device!
5: More Functions
- If you have other online storage accounts (iCloud, Google Drive, DropBox, etc.), you will probably soon get tired of logging-in to search for a photo or file. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could access and search everything in one place without needing to sign into each of your accounts? The free MultCloud add-on does exactly that!