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Microsoft OneDrive cheat sheet

Microsoft OneDrive cheat sheet

If you have Windows 10, you have OneDrive. With this quick guide, you can learn how to back up, sync, and share files on OneDrive.

Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage can back you up online. It’s built into Windows 10. With it, you can sync files from your Windows 10 computer to the cloud and to other Windows, smartphone, or tablet PCs (with the OneDrive app for Android, iOS, or iPadOS installed) and even Mac (via OneDrive for Mac).

It is also useful for collaboration. You can share files or folders on OneDrive with anyone by sending them a web link. If it is a Microsoft Office file, you and others can collaborate on it with versions of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word web applications. Anyone with a Microsoft 365 subscription can also use the desktop versions of these Office applications to work together on the archive.

These are the basics for using Microsoft OneDrive on a computer. While these instructions focus on using OneDrive through Windows 10’s built-in File Explorer, OneDrive is similarly integrated with Finder on macOS.

When you sign in to your Windows 10 computer with a Microsoft user account, OneDrive is already enabled by default. (If your business uses Outlook or has a free account on, then you already have a Microsoft user account. Otherwise, you can sign up for one for free.)