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OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business provides you with 1TB to store and share course and work related files in a location that is accessible on and off campus.

You can use OneDrive for Business to get access to your files from any personal device with an internet connection. 

To access your files using OneDrive for Business you need to copy files from your local or network drives to your OneDrive file repository. 

To do this, log in to your online email and click on the OneDrive link.

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To add a document to OneDrive for Business click on Upload.

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Or upload files by dragging multiple files to OneDrive for Business and dropping them in the area that says "drag files here".

To create a new file click on New and choose the file type

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Think about the files you put in OneDrive for Business.  They will be available from any browser in any location with internet access.

How do I share files?

To share a file click on the three dots (...) next to the file name and choose share.

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Before sharing a file check that you have selected the correct person from the address list.

How do I undelete a file?

If you delete a file you will find it in the recycle bin. Files remain within the recycle bin for a period of 90 days.

What is the maximum size of file I can upload?

The maximum size of file you can upload is 10GB

Are some file types blocked in OneDrive for Business?

A list of file types which cannot be stored in OneDrive for Business can be found at Blocked File Types for SharePoint Online.

 

What is the difference between OneDrive and OneDrive for Business?

Microsoft offers another storage service called OneDrive to store documents and other content in the cloud. This service is different from OneDrive for Business:

OneDrive is free online personal storage that you get with either a Microsoft account or Outlook.com. Use OneDrive to save documents, photos, and other files in the cloud, share them with friends, and even collaborate on content.

OneDrive for Business is online storage intended for work and study. Your OneDrive for Business is managed by the University of Dundee and lets you share and collaborate on work documents with colleagues.

Note: In the header or elsewhere on your Office 365 My Site or Outlook Web App, ‘OneDrive’ (without for Business) appears as an abbreviation of OneDrive for Business to keep things simpler.

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