OneDrive Setup and Sync

Modified on Wed, 08 Mar 2023 at 10:13 AM

Only do this on a computer you would like to back up or are using for remote work.

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service by Microsoft that allows users to store, access, and share files from any device. It helps users stay organized, productive, and connected while providing automatic backup and secure storage. 

The IT Department HIGHLY recommends that you sign in and backup your files to OneDrive to avoid data loss or erasure!

This guide will walk you through the process of configuring and setting up OneDrive. OneDrive should be pre-installed on your computer, but if it's not already running, locate it in your start menu and run it. If it is running, find the blue or grey cloud on your taskbar and click it.

Location in Start Menu

Location on Taskbar (Located in the lower right-hand corner)

OneDrive will prompt you to log in with your Naropa email credentials, as you would with Outlook. 

Once you've entered your email and clicked "sign in," you'll be prompted to select a OneDrive folder. We recommend using the default folder, so simply click "Next."

Next, you'll be asked if you'd like to take a tour of OneDrive. If you don't need it, click the X in the corner to close the window.


If you don't see a window indicating that IT has requested you back up your files, try restarting your computer. If it still doesn't appear, click the cloud on your taskbar for a similar message.

When you do see the window, click "Start protection." Your Desktop, Pictures, and Documents should be automatically backed up. Make sure the things you'd like to access are located in those places.


Overall, OneDrive is a powerful tool that can help you to stay organized, productive, and connected in today's digital world. 

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