OneDrive: Install on a Computer

What is OneDrive?

OneDrive is cloud storage that is part of the Office 365 suite. It allows users to store, share, and sync files in the cloud so you can access your files from anywhere - your computer, your mobile device, and even through the OneDrive website. CSCC employees and students each have 1 TB of storage. 

Learn more from Microsoft's Support page: What is OneDrive? (includes short videos explaining what OneDrive is and how to start using it.)

 You can install on mobile devices too: download OneDrive from the Play or App Store and login with CSCC credentials.

Install OneDrive on a Computer

You can install OneDrive on your computer, which allows you to sync files between your computer and the cloud more easily. 

Watch a short video to learn how to setup OneDrive on your computer (1.5 minutes)

Or read the video-camera below:

  1. To install OneDrive, go to and follow the instructions to download and install.
  2. The first time you open OneDrive, log in with your CSCC email address and password.
  3. Let it sync, then you will see your files in the Windows Explorer window (or in your user folder in Finder on a Mac)
    OneDrive showing in Windows Explorer window on left, Finder window on right
  4. Now you can work with your synced files directly in File Explorer in Windows (or Finder on a Mac) and access your files even when you’re offline. Whenever you’re online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically.

For more details, see the article: OneDrive: Managing Files

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