How to Set up and use Microsoft OneDrive for Mac

To Set up OneDrive, you will need:

1.    Install OneDrive on Mac with macOS Sierra (10.12) or Later

A)   Open the Mac App Store by clicking its icon on the Dock. Type OneDrive in the search bar to locate the app then install it like normal.

B)     Launch OneDrive then enter your Microsoft account credentials. (Note: If you don’t have a Microsoft account. Here is a link to create an account.


C)     To complete the installation, you'll need to select a location for your OneDrive folder. Click Choose OneDrive Folder Location. You can place it anywhere on your Mac, including the Desktop.

1. How to use OneDrive:      


A)     OneDrive acts much like any other folder on your Mac. The only difference is that the data within it is also stored on remote OneDrive servers. In the OneDrive folder you'll find default folders labeled DocumentsPicturesAttachments, and Public. You can add as many folders as you want and create any system of organization that suits you.

B)     Adding files is as simple as copying or dragging them to the OneDrive folder or appropriate subfolder. After you put files in the OneDrive folder, access them from any Mac, PC, or mobile device that has OneDrive installed. You can also access the OneDrive folder from any computer or mobile device using the web interface.


C)      The OneDrive app runs as a menu-bar item that includes sync status for files kept in the OneDrive folder. Adjust preferences by selecting the OneDrive menu bar item and clicking the three-dot More button. You're set up and have 5 GB of free space to use. 

Here is a helpful video that you can follow to set up OneDrive for Mac:

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