Accessing OneDrive

Find out how to access OneDrive from a web browser or download the mobile app from your local app store.

Using a web browser

You can access OneDrive from any device, such as a PC, Mac, laptop, tablet or smartphone using a web browser. There are a wide range of supported browsers listed by Microsoft. You must login through the web browser at least once to activate the Microsoft 365 service.

Using OneDrive for the first time

Once activated you can start to store and share your work files using the web browser. 

Installing the OneDrive app

As well as using the web browser, you can install the OneDrive app. There are requirements for staff to secure devices before installing an app on any device. See related articles and attachments for the Terms and Conditions and further guidance.

The app will automatically update any changes when connected to the internet, always keeping your documents and files up-to-date. So no matter where you access your OneDrive files from, you'll always have the latest version.

What happens if it doesn't connect? 

If you can't connect to OneDrive - University of Leeds, then just check your login details. If you're logged in to a personal or Hotmail account it won't sync.

Now you should be able to access both services.

What happens if my computer's drive becomes full?

If you setup local sync, OneDrive keeps a copy of the file on your computer so you can access it offline. However, if you store a lot of files in OneDrive, your computer's disk space can fill up. If this happens, you can choose a different location, such as another drive on your computer or an external drive. Please see the following guide for information on how to do this. Alternatively, you can contact the IT Service Desk to look into a fitting a larger hard drive in your computer.