Microsoft OneDrive

OneDrive is the Microsoft cloud service that connects you to all your files. It lets you store and protect your files, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere on all your devices.

Should you use OneDrive?

  • If you’re working on a file by yourself, save it to One. Your OneDrive files are private unless you share them with others, which is particularly useful if you haven’t created a team yet.
  • If you’re already working as a team, you should save your files where your team works - Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, etc.
NOTE: Please keep in mind that your OneDrive will be available only as long as you are an employee or student. If you leave the university (resign, retire, do not register for classes, graduate, etc.) your Missouri State OneDrive goes away. Therefore, it is not an ideal location to store non-work or school related files. You should also store critical work documents in shared SharePoint or Microsoft Teams so that they are not deleted if you leave the university. See the Account and Access Lifecycle article for important information on your access once you leave the university.

Available to

Microsoft OneDrive is available for free to all current students and current full-time employees as part of the Microsoft 365 suite.


  • Storing and managing files

  • Sharing and collaborating on files

  • Syncing files to your computer

Training and Resources

Microsoft 365 Training Center for OneDrive

Get Started with OneDrive

Share OneDrive files and folders

Sync files with OneDrive 

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