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OneDrive: Quick Guide

OneDrive allows you store your files in one place, share them with others, and get to them from any device connected to the Internet. Every user at Aalto University gets 5 TB of OneDrive storage for free. This guide helps you get started.

Getting OneDrive

Aalto Windows and Aalto Mac

OneDrive is installed by default on Aalto Windows and Aalto Mac. Just search for OneDrive.

Other Platforms

You can download and install the OneDrive client from here:

Signing in to OneDrive

Aalto Windows

The newest Aalto Windows 10 installations will sign you on to OneDrive automatically when you sign in to the computer. You can find OneDrive from the System Tray with the blue cloud icon and from the Windows Explorer as shown in the pictures.

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Older Aalto Windows installations might require you to start OneDrive from the Start Menu and enter your credentials manually.

Windows

  1. After the installation you can find OneDrive cloud icon from your System Tray.
     onedrive_tray_icon_1
  2. Click the OneDrive cloud icon in the System Tray and the following screen will open. Click Sign in.
     onedrive_sign_in
  3. Enter your Aalto email address and click Sign in
     onedrive_login
  4. The client will show the Aalto sign in page. Enter your Aalto password here.
    onedrive_adfs_login
  5. You're done!

Mac

OneDrive on Mac requires you to enter your credentials manually the first time.

  1. Open OneDrive client and enter your Aalto email address.
    OneDrive_Mac_login
  2. The client will show the Aalto sign in page. Enter your Aalto password here.
    OneDrive_Mac_login_adfs.png
  3. Click Next in the following screen.
    OneDrive_Mac_select_folder.png
  4. You're done!

Android

  1. Open the OneDrive app and tap Sign in.
    OneDrive_Android_Welcome.jpg
  2. Enter your Aalto email address.
    OneDrive_Android_sign_in.jpg
  3. The app will show the Aalto sign in page. Enter your Aalto password here.
    OneDrive_Android_adfs.jpg
  4. You're done!

iOS

  1. Open the OneDrive app.
  2. Enter your Aalto email address.
     OneDrive_iOS_1.png
  3. The app will show the Aalto sign in page. Enter your Aalto password here.
     OneDrive_iOS_2.png
  4. You're done!

Web Browser (Linux)

You can also use OneDrive via web browser. This is also the only way OneDrive can be used on Linux at the moment.

  1. Go to https://onedrive.com
  2. Click Sign in from the top right corner.
    neDrive_browser_1.PNG
  3. Enter your Aalto email address and click Sign in.
    neDrive_browser_2.PNG
  4. You should now see the Aalto sign in page. Enter your Aalto password here.
    neDrive_browser_3.PNG
  5. You're done!
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