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OneDrive is Microsoft's online backup and syncing service providing you with 1 TB​ of storage in the cloud. Enabling OneDrive with your Office 365 subscription will allow you to access your documents via the Office 365 mobile applications and their online Office 365 portal. 


OneDrive is Microsoft's service for hosting files in the "cloud" that's available for the Temple University community with your Office 365 subscription. OneDrive allows users to store and sync files, and then access them from compatible mobile devices and via the web. 

Please note: You can save sensitive or confidential information on OneDrive but not PHI (Protected Health Information). If you’re unsure of where to store different types of files, please consult the Storage Comparison Chart.

To learn more about OneDrive, see the Microsoft Getting Started videos.

OneDrive Features

  • 1 TB of storage
  • OneDrive allows you to store your documents in the cloud. You can then access and edit these documents using Office 365 mobile applications and online via  
  • You can upload and sync files to OneDrive from a web browser on your computer or mobile device 
  • Getting Started with OneDrive

Sync Files with OneDrive On Your Computer

With OneDrive, you can sync files between your computer, mobile devices and the cloud. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder in your OneDrive folder, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted on the OneDrive website and vice versa. You can work with your synced files directly in File Explorer and access your files even when you’re offline. Whenever you’re online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically.

The OneDrive sync app comes with Office 365. To start using this app, see the instructions for Windows and Mac.

IMPORTANT! When prompted for your email address make sure to enter your (for example, Then click the Work or School button.

Uploading Files to the OneDrive Website

You can upload files or folders from your computer to OneDrive manually or by using drag and drop. 

Login to OneDrive

  1. Go to
  2. If you previously accessed this site on your browser, you will be prompted to pick an account. Click  your AccessNet ( Then skip to step 5.
  3. If this is the first time you are entering this site on your browser, enter your AccessNet ( Then click Next.
  4. Click Work or school account.
  5. On the Temple login page, enter your AccessNet username and password. Then click Sign in.
  6. If you are prompted to stay signed in, and you are working in a computer lab, select No.
  7. A list of your OneDrive files will appear. 

Drag and Drop Files or Folders from your Computer to OneDrive

  1. On your computer, locate the files or folders you want to upload.
  2. Drag each file or folder to the OneDrive window and release the mouse button.

    One Drive Drag and Drop

  3. When you are finished using OneDrive, log off by clicking your name on the upper-right portion of the screen and selecting Sign out.

Upload Files or Folders Manually to OneDrive

  1. Click Upload. Then select Files or Folders.

    One Drive Manual Upload

  2. Select the file or folder you want to upload. Then click Open.
    One Drive Manual Upload - Select File or Folder
  3. When you are finished using OneDrive, log off by clicking your name on the upper-right portion of the screen and selecting Sign out.


Upload files and folders

Create files and folders

Back Up Your Files

In addition to storing your files in the cloud using OneDrive, we recommend you back up your files locally on your computer as well. 

Things to Know

  • Your Office 365 subscription through Temple ends one year after you graduate. 


What if I already have a personal Microsoft Account?

If you have a personal (consumer) account, you can continue using it. It will be separate from your Temple account. On the desktop software, you will have separate folders for each account that will be distinguished by the folder names (Temple account / Personal account name). You will need to log in to the mobile applications and Office Online from the account that you wish to access files from / save files to. 

Where can I find additional help?

See the additional OneDrive help from Microsoft.