• On-campus Science Computing offices are *open* with limited core hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Please contact a Science Computing representative for an appointment.
      • Due to reduced staffing, walk-ins may be disappointed.
      • Virtual support is still available at the above contacts or via Teams.
  • In-person access to the student computing labs (Nexus labs) is not currently available.

How to log into OneDrive

The instructions below detail how to install and sign in to your OneDrive account. After signing into your OneDrive account you will be able to access your OneDrive files from anywhere.

Downloading OneDrive

  • Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/onedrive/download.
    • If you are using Windows 10 OneDrive is already installed on your PC, click the blue "Start OneDrive" button to start OneDrive.
      • A pop-up window "Open Microsoft OneDrive?" may appear, click "Open Microsoft OneDrive."
    • If you are using another version of Windows click the blue "Download" button to begin installing OneDrive.
      • Open the downloaded OneDriveSetup.exe file and follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  • If you are using a Mac then OneDrive can be downloaded from the Mac App Store.

Signing into OneDrive

  • After you have installed OneDrive, open the OneDrive app (blue cloud icon) and click "Sign in."
  • In the "Set up OneDrive" window enter yourWatIAMuserid@uwaterloo.ca and then click "Sign in."
  • Enter yourWatIAM password where prompted and then click "Sign in."
  • Authenticate the 2FA prompt.
  • Click "Next" through all the OneDrive instructional prompts.
  • "Back up your folders" window may appear, if so, select the desired folders (Desktop, Documents, Pictures) then click "Continue." OneDrive will begin setting up a folder backup, this may take a while.
  • Optionally click "Get the mobile app" to download the OneDrive mobile app, or "Later" to skip this step.
  • Click "Open my OneDrive Folder." 
  • Your OneDrive is now signed in, indicated by the little blue cloud icon in the system tray. All of your OneDrive files can now be accessed.

Issues or Concerns?

Please contact the Science Computing Helpdesk.