Log on and start OneDrive for Business - Quickstart

Log on and start OneDrive for Business - Quickstart

Large files can besent via OneDrive for business in a simple and smooth way. Sharing and using 1TB of volume is one of the most important reasons. Security is one of the 10 reasons to use OneDrive.

You need an Office 365 account with OneDrive. Create a tenant or a free Office 365 account. onedrive user manual

Sign in OneDrive for business

You can log in via https://portal.office.com
Then click on OneDrive in the Office 365 menu.

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Logging into the OneDrive application in MacOSX

Install the OneDrive application from the Apple Store on your Macbook.

Log into Onedrive in Windows 10 and sync all files

Open the OneDrive application on Windows 10.

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Enter your user name and password

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In this wizard you can click to the end. The configuration is already complete.

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Disabling OneDrive in Windows

Unsubscribe from OneDrive. You can close OneDrive by selecting Close OneDrive.

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You can unsubscribe by clicking 'Unlink this PC' or 'Unsubscribe this PC' in the OneDrive settings.

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Disable OneDrive synchronisation in Windows

You can turn off or pause OneDrive synchronisation via the settings at the bottom. You can choose between 2, 8 or 24 hours. Pausing for a long time can be done by closing the application. (not recommended)

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Create a OneDrive group?

Creating a group in OneDrive is convenient. Adding several people at once is also convenient. Even better is that you start from Microsoft Teams and invite users or AD groups. A mass import based on a dynamic group is done like this.

Logging into Onedrive with a different account

Logging into Onedrive with another account (add account) is possible. Even if this account is not part of the organisation. You can do this by right-clicking on OneDrive and clicking on Add an Account.

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In Onedrive for business file sharing?

There are at least 8 ways to share files within Office 365. In this blog scenario 2 you can read how to share files with OneDrive specifically.

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Delete OneDrive files

You can always delete a file! You can restore a file for up to 93 days. See also the first and second recycle bin in this article.

Delete bin
Delete bin

OneDrive for business Synchronising files with Windows Explorer

Synchronising with explorer (file explorer) works better to quickly keep an overview of all the files that are on your OneDrive in the 'old' way. Go Browse to the Office 365 portal, click on OneDrive and at the top on Sync.

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Migrate to OneDrive for business files with a migration tool

OneDrive files can be transferred in at least 2 ways: Manual migration or via Microsoft's Migration Tool.

Azure Active Directory Lookup
Azure Active Directory Lookup

Stop OneDrive sharing with external people

Have you shared files that you no longer wish to share? Browseto your OneDrive via https://portal.office.com, click on OneDrive. Press on shared folders.

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Press shared by you

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Select manage access

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Press stop sharing

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Recover all Onedrive files after a hack or erroneous deletion?

Press Restore your OneDrive and choose to when you want to go back. Please note! Sometimes it is useful to make a backup of your OneDrive first. If you still can.

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Set up OneDrive for Business automatic photo upload

Also within OneDrive for Business it is possible to automatically upload your photos to your favourite location, Onedrive.

Press Settings -> Camera Upload -> Activate Camera Upload and press confirm.

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Photo sharing from OneDrive for Business on your phone

Open the OneDrive application on your phone. Navigate to your photo, or to the album. Press Share -> enter the recipient's email address and press Send.

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Completely remove Onedrive from your computer

Press: appwiz.cpl or go to program and features (program's and software) in the Control Panel.

Search for Microsoft OneDrive
Press uninstall

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Select YES

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The OneDrive icon disappears from the task bar.

OneDrive for business install on your Windows computer

OneDrive can be downloaded in two ways: Through Microsoft's website, or through the Office 365 ProPlus installation.

It is also possible to install OneDrive without the Office 365 ProPlus or home users and students. This is the same version for consumers or professionals.

BrowseTo: Download OneDrive - Microsoft OneDrive
Press download.

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Just log on!

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Setting up Onedrive in Windows 11

At the first login you get "Get Started". In this Wizard you have the opportunity to log in more easily to OneDrive For Business.

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Also read10 reasons to get started with OneDrive. Synchronisation troubleshooting.

Jasper

Jasper

Welcome to 365tips.be. On this website you can read articles and experiences about Office 365 with focus on Microsoft Teams. If you have questions comment at the bottom of this blog post. Also help others by asking questions at the bottom of the articles. This blog is created in Dutch. The multilingual website is offered with best-effort machine translation.
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