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Office 365 - Accessing OneDrive

Instructions for accessing OneDrive, the storage component of Office 365.

OneDrive is a part of your Office 365 account that provides file hosting service, allowing you to upload files and access them from a web browser.  As a member of myNMSU, OneDrive also allows you to share files with other myNMSU account holders and work on documents simultaneously.  See below for guidelines on storing and sharing campus files in OneDrive.

OneDrive is only accessible through the Outlook Web App.
  You cannot access OneDrive through the Outlook desktop client.

Accessing OneDrive

Log into your account through the email landing page at

1.    Once in Office 365, click on the App Launcher
2.    Select OneDrive
Launch OneDrive

3.    To access an existing file in OneDrive, click the desired title.
4.    To access a file shared with you, select Shared with me from the left panel.
 Shared with me

5.    Click New to create new file; select the desired application or New Folder.
Create new file

6.    You may also choose  Upload to upload an existing file.

7.    To exit a file, click your name at the top left. For files shared with you, the name of the file’s creator will appear instead.
 Exit doc

8.    To exit OneDrive, open the App Launcher and select the desired feature.

NOTE: You can pin OneDrive or any app in Office 365 to your taskbar for easy use.  

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

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Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-01-24 14:48 MDTUpdated:2020-05-27 12:19 MDT
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