Information Technology Solutions

Information Technology Solutions

Copy files to OneDrive

The safest way to place your files into OneDrive is to copy them from File Explorer and paste them into your OneDrive folders. Dragging them can result in files being dropped into unintended folders, making it difficult to locate them afterwards.

When naming your OneDrive files, keep them short and meaningful, and do not add characters such as # or .

NOTE: The following instructions assume you already have a OneDrive for Business account setup on your computer. If you have not yet set up OneDrive, open the Set up OneDrive Help Resources page for instructions.

You can move files to your OneDrive folder in one of the following two ways:

Copy an individual file to OneDrive.

  1. Open File Explorer if in your taskbar. If not, click the Search box.
    search in taskbar
  2. Type File Explorer, click enter, and then click the search result.
    search for file explorer
  3. In File Explorer, select the document you want to copy to OneDrive, right‑click, and then choose Copy.
    file explorer copy
  4. In File Explorer, select OneDrive – Red River College in the left‑hand pane, right‑click in the blank space in the middle window, and then choose Paste.
    file explorer paste

NOTE: Although your document will appear in your OneDrive folder, it has not been removed from its original storage location.

In addition, if you make changes to the original document and save it to File Explorer, your OneDrive version of the document will not automatically update.

Back up your folders with OneDrive

If you want to back up all your files from your Documents library on your laptop or computer to your OneDrive account, please visit Microsoft’s Back up your folders with the OneDrive web page for instructions.

IMPORTANT: This will copy all files from your computer’s Documents library. DO NOT store or upload any sensitive, confidential, or personal information that is covered under the following College policies:

Open the Office 365 usage recommendations web page for more information about saving personal or confidential information to OneDrive.

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