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.

Please follow our Self Install Guides to install OneDrive on your UQ computer.

You can download OneDrive on your personal computer from

More guides and support can be found on the Microsoft OneDrive for Windows website.

First time setup

  • Click the Windows Start menu and type 'onedrive' into the search. Note: OneDrive not OneDrive for Business
  • Select OneDrive
  • Enter your email address in the following format
  • Click Sign in

If you are not automatically signed in, you will be prompted to enter your UQ username and password. Enter your username in the format

  • Click Sign in

Your OneDrive Location will be C:\Users\uqusername\OneDrive – The University of Queensland

Note: Do not change this location

  • Click Next

You can choose what files and folders to sync. As this is a new OneDrive account, you don’t need to set this up.

  • Click Next

  • Read and follow the instructions that appear in the pop up

Note: Ignore the 'Get OneDrive for your Phone'. Instead, follow the OneDrive guides for your mobile.

  • Click Open my OneDrive folder to complete the install.

Share files and folders within UQ

If you would like to share externally or turn off editing please read the External sharing (Link Settings) guide below.

  • Find the file or folder you want to share from your OneDrive
  • Right click the file or folder and select Share

  • Enter a Name or Email Address to send the link to and add a note if you like.
  • Click Send

A 'link sent' message will display.

The recipient will receive the link in their mailbox.

Unlink your OneDrive account

  • Right-click the OneDrive icon on the taskbar, If it's not visible click ^ (show hidden icons) to make it appear

  • Click Settings

  • Click Unlink this PC

  • Confirm by Clicking Unlink Account

  • Click OK to leave the Settings Menu

Add a personal OneDrive account

  • Right-click the OneDrive icon on the taskbar, If it's not visible click ^ (show hidden icons) to make it appear​ ​

  • Click Settings

  • Follow through the First time setup process as above.

External sharing (Link Settings)

When you are sharing you will see the following option available, Tap it to get to Link Settings

In Link Settings, you can choose who your sharing link gives access to:

  • Anyone    creates a link that anyone can use to access the document or folder, even if they're not logged in to Office 365 or OneDrive.

  • People in <organization>    creates a link that only people in your organization who are logged into Office 365 can use to access the document or folder.

  • People with existing access    returns a link that can be used by people who already have access to the document or folder. It does not change the permissions on the item. Use this if you just want to send a link to somebody who already has access. This option is only available for files and folders in SharePoint team sites.

  • Specific people    creates a link that only the people that you specify can use to access the folder or document. If you click this option, enter the names or email addresses of the people to whom you want to give access to the folder or document.