Finding files and documents on OneDrive


You can access your files and documents and use OneDrive in several different ways, but whichever way you use you will always see your own OneDrive files.

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Where is my OneDrive?

Accessing OneDrive using: 

Naming your files

Where is my OneDrive?

Using a web browser

Using Microsoft Teams

Using File Explorer in Windows 10 and 11

In Windows 11 the OneDrive app is automatically installed. You may also have it already if you use Windows 10. If not, you can install it from the Software Center (see related articles at top right if you need instructions); if this doesn't work please contact IT.

Once OneDrive is installed:

Naming your files

When saving a file, you need to be aware that there are certain characters you cannot use, such as, ~ " # % & * : < > ? / \ { | }.The maximum file size you can upload to OneDrive is 250Gb.

OneDrive dislikes a mixture of Latin and Arabic characters. Naming a file in this way will make OneDrive crash whether you are using the web version or desktop application. When OneDrive can't sync a file or folder because its name contains invalid characters, OneDrive can sometimes rename it for you. For more information please visit the Microsoft Article about when OneDrive can rename files with invalid characters

More information

OneDrive is provided for the University by Microsoft who provide lots more short training videos about how to get the most out of OneDrive.

Microsoft also provide a useful cheat sheet to help you navigate your way around OneDrive.