OneDrive is a Microsoft application that allows you to take your data and sync it up into the cloud so that your data is backed up and accessible over the Internet.
Any user that has a valid Microsoft account.
A Microsoft account and Internet connection
Go to www.onedrive.com and download the software.
Depending on your browser, the downloaded file will either be in the lower-left or upper-right. Click it to launch the installer.
On the Set up OneDrive window, enter your Office 365 email address and click Sign in.
On the next screen, enter your password and click Sign in.
On the This is your OneDrive folder screen, click Change location.
Do not click Next on this screen! If you do, you will have kept the default location for the OneDrive folder and you will have to uninstall OneDrive and start all over.
In the window that opens, navigate to and select the folder you want to use as your “local” OneDrive folder.
OneDrive will create a OneDrive folder within whichever folder you select. Keep this in mind when deciding where you want your local OneDrive folder.
After selecting the folder, click Next. In this example, we clicked the X: drive itself.
Next is the Sync files from your OneDrive screen. This is NOT asking you which folders locally you want synced; it is asking you which folders from your online OneDrive you want synced to your APC OneDrive folder. Select the items, if any, you want synced, and click Next.
This can be changed any time following the Changing Which Folders Sync instructions below.
On the Your OneDrive is ready for you screen, click the Open my OneDrive – … button. When you do, two windows will open automatically:
1. The Get started with OneDrive web page in your default browser, and
2. The OneDrive folder that was created on your system.
Feel free to click through the web page – it is just a brief introduction to OneDrive. Whether you do or not, you can close the browser page at this point.
If you selected folders from your online OneDrive, you will see them syncing in your cloud OneDrive folder. Move one level up from your OneDrive folder (in our example, to the X: drive) and you will see the OneDrive folder that was created, as well as either a syncing icon (something that looks like a little blue Recycle image) or a synced icon (green check mark).
You will also see a shortcut to this folder on the left beneath (not within) Favorites.
That's it. Once the sync is complete, you can now follow this same procedure to install and set up OneDrive on any local computers you wish.
Remember to only set up one computer at a time, not moving on to the next until the sync is complete.
Changing Which Folders Sync
If you ever want to change which folders you sync,
In the Notifications area (lower-right by the clock), right-click the OneDrive cloud icon and select Settings.
Go to the Account tab, click Choose folders, and make and save your changes.