OneDrive – Backup/Share Files

With our new Email System every user gets 1TB(1000GB) of space on OneDrive. One good use of this space is backing up your important files. Also OneDrive works very similar to Dropbox or Google Drive and has a ton of features like file sharing and collaboration options. Also you can restore previous versions of your OneDrive files from up to 30 days in the past.

Download and/or Sign into OneDrive desktop application:

Simply sign-in using your credentials and download the OneDrive program on your system. Make Sure OneDrive is logged into your email account i.e. If it is not sign out and re-sign in from the OneDrive app with your email account or uninstall and reinstall OneDrive.

If you don’t already have OneDrive installed you can click here to download it.

Quick & Easy Setup Method:

  1. After you Install Onedrive If you’re prompted to backup your important folders (Desktop, Documents, and Pictures), select the prompt to start the folder backup wizard. If you didn’t see the prompt or you already closed the wizard, select the white or blue cloud icon in the Windows notification area, and then select  Help & Settings > Settings, then Backup > Manage backup.
  2. In the Back up your folders dialog, make sure the folders that you want to back up are selected. (Don’t select the Dropbox folder)
  3. Select Start backup.
  4. You can close the dialog box while your files sync to OneDrive.

Moving Files Manually to OneDrive:

Step 1. Transfer content to OneDrive folder

OneDrive will create a dedicated folder on your system, which can be accessed from your explorer. Most of the times, the directory will be listed under Favorites and above the segregated hard disk directory. You can simply create new folders within OneDrive directory as well. In order to perform OneDrive backup, you can drag and drop the files you wish to move to your cloud.

Put the sync option of OneDrive on, letting it store these files to cloud instantly.

You can also create files and folders within OneDrive Folder. Use it just like any other drive you have on your system. Add new folders and create new documents in order to perform Windows backup to OneDrive instantly. Just click on the sync button afterward to make a real-time copy of these files on the cloud. Also you can Easily view and restore previous versions of your OneDrive files from up to 30 days in the past.



Backup With OneDrive Via the Website

If you don’t want to download the OneDrive desktop app or create its dedicated directory on your system, then don’t worry. You can always visit its official website and manually upload the files (and folders) you wish to backup. By doing so, you can backup with OneDrive almost every kind of data. If you wish to take OneDrive backup with its website, then follow these simple instructions.

Step 1. Log-in to the website

To start with, you need to log-in to OneDrive right here using the credentials of your Microsoft/live account, linked to your OneDrive. After providing your credentials, you can log-in to OneDrive’s dedicated website and access the files that you have already stored.

Step 2. Upload files to the cloud

In order to upload a new file to backup PC to OneDrive, click on the “Upload” button on the toolbar. You can either upload an entire folder or can upload the selected files. Simply choose your preferred option. It will open a new browser which can be used to select the files you wish to backup with OneDrive.

If the OneDrive desktop app is installed on your computer, you should see the Share option when you right-click a file or folder in the OneDrive Folder. Works like Dropbox.

You can also share from your web browser :

That’s it!