Adding OneDrive accounts to Windows 10

Step-by-step guide

  1. Open OneDrive (it should be installed by default). Note: Windows 7 users will need to manually download OneDrive from Microsoft.

    1. Enter your username@uwaterloo.ca as your sign in address. (Your username is your 8 character UWaterloo username, e.g. j25rober).

    2. Click Sign in


  2. You will be redirected to a University of Waterloo sign in page.

    1. Verify that your email address is entered as username@uwaterloo.ca (Your username is your 8 character UWaterloo username, e.g. j25rober)

    2. Enter your password.

    3. Click Sign in.


  3. You will be redirected back to the OneDrive application. Select Next

  4. Choose which files and/or folders you want to sync from your account and click Next. All selected files and folders will be copied locally from OneDrive. All new files placed in here will sync to your OneDrive account. 

  5. You should see this screen once an account is successfully added. If you would like to open your OneDrive folder, click Open my OneDrive folder. Otherwise, close the window.



Files on Demand

OneDrive Files on Demand helps you access all your files in OneDrive without having to download all of them and use storage space on your Windows device. To see how to turn on Files on Demand, mark a file as offline or online-only use, take a look at Microsoft's article Save disk space with OneDrive Files On-Demand for Windows 10.

Choose what folders to sync

If you don't want to sync all of your folders in OneDrive to your computer, you can specify which folders you'd like to sync. Take a look at Microsoft's article Save disk space with OneDrive Files On-Demand for Windows 10

If OneDrive won’t Open, a registry key may need to be changed.

Please refer to the article https://uwaterloo.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ISTKB/pages/2106130444/Troubleshooting%2B-%2BOneDrive%2Bwon%2Bt%2BOpen

If OneDrive is not working properly, you may need to re-install OneDrive

  1. Visit the Microsoft OneDrive Download page

  2. Click Download

  3. Run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen prompts.

 

 

Need help?

Contact the IST Service Desk online or 519-888-4567 ext. 44357.

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