Note: OneDrive is not available to Students and is only available to faculties that have completed the email migration to 365, please see 365 migration project for more information.

You can access your OneDrive via or by following our installation guides.

For personal devices, you can download it from or via your devices app store.

Further guides and support can be found on the Microsoft OneDrive help page.

Please ensure, that as a user of this service, you understand UQ's policies and terms of use.

Accessing OneDrive online

Go to the website

Enter your username in the format (e.g.

Enter your UQ password

Tick Keep me signed in

Note if you are on a public machine, it’s best not to tick this box

Click Sign in.

Click the Menu Box and Select OneDrive

Upload files and folders

From the top menu click Upload

From the drop-down, select what you want to upload

Locate the file or folder you wish to upload

Then Upload

Share files and folders

To share a file or folder tick the circle next to it.

From the top menu click Share

Enter a Name or Email Address to send the link to & add a note if you like.

Click Send

The recipient will receive the link in their mailbox

Choose which OneDrive folders to sync to your computer

If you don't want to sync all of your folders in OneDrive to your computer, you can specify which folders you'd like to sync.

Let's get started.

1. Open the Sync your OneDrive files to this PC dialog box using one of these methods:

  • In File Explorer, right-click a folder in OneDrive or OneDrive for Business, and select Choose OneDrive folders to sync.

    A screenshot of the right-click menu in File Explorer with 'Choose OneDrive folders to sync' selected.


  • Right-click the blue "OneDrive" icon in the notification area on your taskbar, select Settings, select the Account tab, and select Choose folders.

    A screenshot showing the right-click menu for OneDrive, with Settings selected.

    Note: You might need to select the Show hidden icons arrow The Show hidden icons button. next to the notification area to see the OneDrive icon.

2. In the Sync your OneDrive files to this PC dialog box, uncheck any folders you don't want to sync to your computer and select OK.

A screenshot showing the 'Sync your OneDrive files to this PC' dialog box.


  • If you uncheck a folder you are syncing to your computer, the folder will be removed from your computer. The folder and its contents will still be available via your online OneDrive access.

  • The sync settings you choose are unique to each computer unless you're syncing everything everywhere. Also, if you're choosing folders on two computers and you create a new folder on computer A that you want to sync to computer B, you'll need to go to computer B and select the new folder there.