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Setting up OneDrive for business on Windows

OneDrive is a cloud storage, file hosting service that allows users to sync files and later access them from a web browser or mobile device. Users can share files publicly or with their contacts, publicly shared files do not require a Microsoft account to access.

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  1. Start the OneDrive For Business program on your computer.

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This screen will be displayed.

An image of the App Drawer in the top left corner of the Outlook page.

  1. Log into using your Rutgers Connect Login Credentials.
  2. Click on the App Drawer
  3. Select One Drive

An image of the OneDrive for Business startup page with the OneDrive URL pasted in the blank space.

  1. Copy the URL for your OneDrive page and paste it in the Which library do you want to sync? screen. Click Sync Now.

An image of OneDrive for Business prompting a user to sign in.

  1. Enter your Rutgers Domain Email Address and click Next.

An image prompting a user to enter their Rutgers Credentials.

  1. Enter your Rutgers Connect login credentials and click Sign in.

An image of OneDrive for Business syncing one's files.

The Syncing of your files will now start.

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  1. Once the syncing of the files is started you can click Show my files … to see the status of your files.

An image of OneDrive sucessfully added to File Explorer.

Now your OneDrive for Business folder will be displayed when you are using the File Explorer