Configuring OneDrive on a Mac (How-to)

Drake University uses Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft Teams as the standard cloud storage solution for anywhere/anytime file access, editing, and collaboration. All other cloud storage solutions are unsupported. This article provides how-to steps for configuring OneDrive on a Mac computer.

Students, faculty, and staff can use OneDrive to access their Drake files anywhere an Internet connection is available. Students can even use OneDrive to store and access their own files from Drake's computer labs and virtual desktop environment. Faculty who configure OneDrive on their classroom computers can access instructional material prepared from their office or even from home.

Before configuring OneDrive, either logoff and log back onto your computer or restart and then login. This will ease later efforts by the OneDrive Assistant. Once you have started these instructions, make sure not to logoff or restart your computer again until both the Sign-in and Redirection steps have been completed.

1. Sign into OneDrive

  1. From the Finder's Go menu, choose Applications.
  2. Locate and open OneDrive. If you don't have OneDrive on your computer, submit a Microsoft Teams/File Storage Issue.
  3. A pop-up may appear to the upper-right asking if OneDrive can give you notifications. Click Allow.
  4. It may take a while for the OneDrive client to open. Once the window appears, enter your Drake email address then click Sign In.
  5. You may be prompted to choose between a Personal account or one for Work or School. If you're asked to choose between the two, click Work or School.
  6. Sign in as you would normally. For more information, see Signing in to Microsoft-connected systems (How-To).
  7. The path to your OneDrive files will be displayed. Click Next. Do not click the link to Change Location.
  8. The OneDrive client is now set up on your computer. Click Next at each of the informational screens that follow.
  9. Click Later when prompted with information on the mobile app.
  10. Last, click Open my OneDrive folder. A Finder window will appear showing your OneDrive synchronized files. You may close the Finder window.

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