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Saving your work on OneDrive

As a University of Plymouth student, you have access to OneDrive with 1TB of personal storage. This is where you must save your files when using a University computer.

The main feature of OneDrive is that you can access your files via your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone from anywhere with an internet connection. It's also integrated with your Office applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Using your OneDrive on a University PC or Mac

Accessing your OneDrive: 

  1. Use the shortcut on the desktop of University PCs, or
  2. Go to OneDrive
  3. Go via the Digital Learning Environment (Click on Tools & Resources > My files)

Saving your files

To save Microsoft Office files to your OneDrive:

  • Click File > Save
  • Select OneDrive - University of Plymouth

To save other files to your OneDrive:

  • Temporarily save your file to the Documents folder
  • Log into OneDrive using one of the methods above
  • Click on Upload located in the menu bar
  • Browse your documents folder to locate your file
  • Select your file and click Open to upload it

Backing up your files

Always keep a backup of your files. You can do this by using a USB memory stick or an external hard drive. Ensure that you have checked the contents before you remove your device.

Please note: Files stored on University computers will be automatically wiped after 24 hours.

OneDrive for phones and tablets

OneDrive app for iOS and OneDrive app for Android is also available for you to use, just sign in with your University email and password. 

Modified 24/02/2020