Below are the instructions for installing the OneDrive desktop application onto your PC form Office365. 

When you install the OneDrive desktop app for Windows, a copy of your OneDrive is downloaded to your PC and put in the OneDrive folder. This folder is kept in sync with OneDrive. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder on the OneDrive website, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted in your OneDrive folder and vice versa.

You can also use File Explorer to rename and delete files, create new folders, and move files around in your OneDrive folder. The changes will automatically be made in OneDrive and your other computers that have the OneDrive app installed.

Step 1: Log on to Outlook Web

 Open a Web browser and go to Log in using your Staff Mailbox Login ID and Campus Account (CASS) Password.

Step 2: Download OneDrive from Office 365

Once logged in you are brought to your Office 365 Mailbox. From here, click on the waffle/tiles in the top left-hand corner and from the drop-down, select ‘OneDrive’

You are now brought to your own personal OneDrive Cloud account. From here you can access your OneDrive files, and upload additional files as needed. If you wish to install the Desktop Folder for OneDrive on your machine, scroll down to the bottom of the left-hand menu and select ‘Get the OneDrive apps’

You will be brought out to the OneDrive download page. The page will recognise the type of device you are on (be it Mac, PC, etc) and the download button will install the version of OneDrive Client that is best suited to your machine. Hit ‘Download’

Step 3: Install OneDrive 

An executable file called OneDriveSetup.exe will download to your computer (note this file is called OneDrive.pkg if installing from Mac). 

For windows, once the file is downloaded, double-click on it to run it. The below window will popup. Click Run.

The below Window will appear. Let this complete

Step 4: Setup OneDrive

You will be greeted with the following set up screen. Select ‘Work or school’

You will be prompted to re-enter credentials that you use to log into your mailbox. Enter/use your Staff Mailbox Login ID and Campus Account (CASS) Password.

You will see the below "Signing in" screen, followed by the introduction to your OneDrive Folder, specifying its location (you can change the location if required, but it should default to your own local user account). Click Next.

Step 5: Sync your OneDrive to your PC

If you already have files synced to your OneDrive Cloud account (i.e. accessed via a web browser) then you will be prompted to select which of these files/folders you also wish to download to the local folder. Select as required and hit ‘Next’

You are then brought to some introductory slides. Review as required. 

On the last of these pages, you will be invited to open your local OneDrive folder. Click ‘Open my OneDrive folder’

A window will pop up showing your new local OneDrive folder.


Files fully synced with your OneDrive Cloud account will be denoted with a  green checkmark . Files currently syncing with your OneDrive Cloud account are denoted by  . A pop up may also open on the bottom right-hand corner showing the sync in progress.

Step 6: Accessing the Folder on your Computer

The local folder can be readily accessed in one of three ways.

  1. Via the icons tray on the bottom right-hand side of your desktop:
  2. By navigating to the location of the folder directly (note: from here you can right-click the folder and ‘send to’ ‘desktop’ to create a desktop shortcut)
  3. Via your Favorites, to which the local OneDrive folder is added automatically. Click on ‘Start’, ‘Computer’ and select ‘OneDrive from the Favorites folder

Important Note to Remember:

 Note: Once your Local OneDrive folder is synced with your OneDrive cloud account, changes made in one location will be replicated in the other (internet connection and verified login credentials pending). Any addition or deletion of folders in locally will be replicated on the cloud, and visa versa.


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