• Upload a document to work with it online

    Storing your documents online gives you access to them anywhere, on multiple devices. Online documents are also easier to share because you can link to them instead of sending email attachments. As an added bonus, you can read and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote documents in a web browser if they’re stored in Office 365 or OneDrive.

    Upload personal documents to OneDrive

    1. Sign in with your Microsoft Office 365 account at OneDrive.com.

    2. On the OneDrive page, click Upload near the top of the page, and upload your files.
      Add files

    Upload documents to your OneDrive

    1. To upload documents to OneDrive, click OneDrive icon. 

    2. In the Documents area, click New Document and then click Upload Existing File.
      Upload existing file

      TIPS   You can also drag or drop files

    Use a OneDrive folder on your device

    If you’ve downloaded the OneDrive app, you’ll see a folder called OneDrive on your device. Use that folder like any file storage folder. The documents you store there stay in sync with OneDrive.com.

    OneDrive folder in Windows Explorer


    Save directly from Office

    If you have a recent version of Office you can save documents directly to online locations from your Office program. That eliminates the extra step of saving on your computer, then uploading.

    In the newest version of Office

    In Office programs, go to File > Save As > Add a Location, and then pick your team site, OneDrive for Business, or OneDrive location and sign in. Once you’ve picked the location, it’s always listed in the places available to save a document.

    Saving a file to OneDrive

    In Office 2010

    In Office 2010 (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), go to File > Save & Send, and then click Save to Web (OneDrive) orSave to SharePoint, and pick a location.

    In OneNote 2010, go to File > Share, and then click Web and sign in to OneDrive, or click Network and pick a SharePoint location.


    Click here to go back to OneDrive page.