Office 365 OneDrive: How To Upload Files Easily

By | September 29, 2017

Have  you ever needed to save something or back something up in the cloud? Thanks to Office 365 OneDrive, (Office 365’s cloud-based storage feature) you can do just that!

This post explains how to upload files to Office 365 Onedrive in short and simple steps.

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OFFICE 365 ONEDRIVE UPLOAD VIA DRAG-AND-DROP

Perhaps the easiest way to upload to OneDrive is to drag and drop the file into the destination folder on Onedrive.

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  1. To do so, first open the Office 365 OneDrive app and locate the destination folder in your browser, making sure the file is open in the place to which you want to copy the file.
  2. In a new window on your computer, locate the file that you would like to upload.
  3. With the two windows side-by-side, click and drag the file you want to upload by holding down the left mouse button. As soon as it is hovering over the Onedrive window, a ‘drop-zone’ will appear with the words ‘Drop here…‘ Release the mouse button to copy the file to that location.
  4. You should be able to see if the file was successfully uploaded by the presence of a green star-like icon next to the file name.

OFFICE 365 ONEDRIVE UPLOAD USING THE UPLOAD DOCUMENT FEATURE

  1. Open the Office 365 OneDrive app and locate the destination folder to which you would like to upload a file. Click the Upload button in the horizontal toolbar (second menu item).
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  3. The Add a Document window will appear. Click Choose Files.
  4. Navigate to and select the file you wish to upload on your computer. You can either double-click this file, or click the Open button (bottom right).
  5. Back in the Add a Document window, you should see the name of your file in the first form field. OneDrive gives you the option to replace an existing file, overwriting the previous version. If this is what you wish to do, check the Add as a new version to existing files box. You can also add any comments about your file below this in the Version Comments field Click OK to upload.

Again, you should be able to see if the file was successfully uploaded by the presence of a green star-like icon next to the file name.

And that’s all there is to it. Happy uploading!

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