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Microsoft OneDrive cheat sheet

Microsoft OneDrive cheat sheet

Microsoft Cloud Storage Service, OneDrive , you can back up your personal and work files online. It’s built into Windows 10. With it, you can sync files from your Windows 10 computer to the cloud and other Windows, smartphone, or tablet computers (with the OneDrive app for Android or ios installed in any of them). You can even sync your files to the cloud with your Mac (via OneDrive desktop application ).

It is also useful for collaboration. You can share files on OneDrive with anyone by sending them a web link. If your file is a Microsoft Office file, such as a PowerPoint presentation, they will be able to collaborate on it using the free PowerPoint Online web application or the appropriate Office desktop application, such as PowerPoint 2016 or 2019. The same goes for Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, although collaboration through the Excel desktop client is limited to Office 365 subscribers. However, whether or not your employees have Office desktop applications, they can collaborate at any time in Excel Online, Word Online, and PowerPoint Online.


There are two ways to sign in to OneDrive in Windows 10. When you sign in to your Windows 10 computer with a Microsoft user account, OneDrive is already enabled by default. (If your company uses Outlook or has a free webmail account at, then you already have a Microsoft user account. Otherwise, you can sign up for a free of charge).

If you don’t want to sign in to Windows 10 with a Microsoft user account, you can sign in to OneDrive separately with your Microsoft user account. Right-click the OneDrive icon in the taskbar notification area, select Settings, go to the «Account» tab, and click the «Add an account» button.