How to Access One Drive on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

One of the most convenient ways to access your files from anywhere and across multiple devices is by using OneDrive. If you are a Mac user, this tutorial will guide you through the process of accessing OneDrive on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Install OneDrive on your Mac
To access OneDrive on your Mac, the first step is to install the OneDrive app. Follow these steps to download and install it:

  1. Open a web browser and visit the official Microsoft website.
  2. Navigate to the OneDrive download page.
  3. Click on the “Download” button to start downloading the OneDrive installer.
  4. Once the download is complete, locate the downloaded file and double-click on it.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to install OneDrive on your Mac.

Step 2: Sign in to your Microsoft account
After successfully installing OneDrive, it’s time to sign in to your Microsoft account. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Launch the OneDrive app from your Applications folder or click on its icon in the system tray at the top-right corner of your screen.
  2. A sign-in window will appear. Enter your Microsoft account email address and click “Sign In”.
  3. If prompted, enter your password and click “Sign In” again.

Step 3: Sync files with OneDrive
Once you are signed in, you can choose which folders you want to sync with your Mac. By default, all files stored in the “Documents”, “Desktop”, and “Pictures” folders will be synced. Here’s how you can customize this:

  1. In the OneDrive app, click on the “OneDrive” menu in the menu bar and select “Preferences”.
  2. A new window will appear. Click on the “Choose Folders” button.
  3. Check the boxes next to the folders you want to sync with your Mac.
  4. Click “OK” to save your changes.

Step 4: Access files on OneDrive
Now that everything is set up, you can easily access your OneDrive files on your Mac. Here are a few ways you can do it:

Method 1: Finder Integration

  1. Open a Finder window by clicking on the Finder icon in your dock or pressing Command + N.
  2. In the left sidebar, under “Favorites”, you will find a shortcut to OneDrive. Click on it to access your synced files.

Method 2: OneDrive App

  1. Click on the OneDrive app icon in the system tray at the top-right corner of your screen.
  2. A dropdown menu will appear. From here, you can quickly access recently modified files or open the OneDrive folder.

Method 3: Web Browser

  1. If you prefer accessing your files through a web browser, simply open any web browser and visit the official OneDrive website.
  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account credentials and navigate through your folders to find and open specific files.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to access OneDrive on your Mac. With this integration, you can now conveniently work with your files stored in OneDrive from your Mac, making it easier to collaborate and access your data from anywhere. Enjoy the seamless file syncing and get the most out of Microsoft’s cloud storage service!

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