"How To" Guides

Using OneDrive on Windows

Accessing OneDrive via a Web Browser

  1. Open your web browser of choice eg. safari, fire fox, chrome.
  2. Go to https://connect.rutgers.edu.
  3. Login with your email and netID password.
  4. Click the following icon with the 9 dots in the upper left.

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  5. Click on OneDrive from the list of Apps.
  6. A list of your folders and files will be displayed.

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  7. You can now add or modify any of the folders/files by clicking on them individually or by clicking the “Show Actions” icon next to each folder/file.

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Installing OneDrive on your Windows PC

  1. Windows 10 machines already have OneDrive installed.
  2. Go to the Programs list and search for OneDrive.
  3. Click on OneDrive and enter your email when promptedClick “Sign In”.
  4. Click “Next” on the This is Your OneDrive Folder Window **You do NOT need to change the Location.
  5. Click “Next”.
  6. Click “Next”.
  7. Click “Next”.
  8. Click “Later”.
  9. Click “Open my OneDrive – Rutgers University Folder”.


A OneDrive folder will be created in Finder Window


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Saving or Moving data to OneDrive

  • You can create folders just like you do on your own computer and copy\move documents into those folders.
    • If you are running low on hard drive space this is a good place to move your data to free up hard drive space on your local computer.
  • The OneDrive folder works the same as any other folder on your computer.  You can save a document directly to the OneDrive folder, drag and drop or cut and paste.
  • The cloud on the folder indicates it’s in the cloud.

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If you Right Click on folder/file and click on Always Keep on This Device, this will download the file onto your machine.


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