Setting up OneDrive

If you are using Windows 10 or 11, OneDrive is already installed on your computer. If you cannot find OneDrive, or you are using an older version of Windows, you can download the OneDrive installer. 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

  • Open OneDrive
  • On the bottom-right corner of your toolbar, click the OneDrive icon (a blue cloud)
  • Click "Sign in."
  • In the "Set up OneDrive" window enter 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 as indicated by the little blue cloud icon in the system tray. All of your OneDrive files can now be accessed. 

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