OneDrive - Quick Start Guide


OneDrive is a cloud storage application available to ISU students, faculty, staff through Office 365. It is the most secure way to back up and share data from your computer. Every individual has access to 1 TB of OneDrive storage.

For Faculty and Staff: Please refer to the related article Data Security and Management Standards for acceptable methods of information sharing and document storage

Accessing OneDrive 

OneDrive allows you to access your information on any computer or mobile device that has an internet connection.

To access OneDrive on the web:

  1. Go to
  2. Sign-in with your Indiana State University username and password
  3. Click the 9 dot square in the upper left corner
  4. Select OneDrive.

For more information follow this link: Get Started with OneDrive

Using OneDrive

You must be logged into OneDrive in a web browser to complete the following actions.

Upload a File or Folder

  1. Click Add New in the upper left corner
  2. Select Files upload or Folder upload
  3. Select a file or folder you want to upload

For more information follow this link: Upload files and folders

Create a New Office File 

  1. Click Add New in the upper left hand corner
  2. Select the Office file you would like to create

For more information follow this link: Create files in OneDrive

Create a New Folder 

  1. Click Add New in the upper left hand corner
  2. Click on Folder
  3. Name your folder and press Create

For more information follow this link: Create folders in OneDrive

Recovering Deleted Files 

A deleted file goes into the Recycle Bin for 90 days.  After 90 days, it gets deleted permanently.

  1. Click Recycle bin on the left hand side
  2. Select the file you want to restore
  3. Click Restore at the top

For more information follow this link: Delete and Restore Files

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