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What is OneDrive
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OneDrive is a cloud-based file storage platform that allows users to store, sync, and share their data through Microsoft 365. OneDrive is Microsoft's answer to similar applications such as Google Drive, DropBox, and iCloud.


Why Use OneDrive for File Storage?

Three Big Reasons: Dependability, Availability, and Security. All files uploaded to OneDrive are securely stored within Microsoft 365's cloud infrastructure and can be readily accessed from anywhere that you're able to sign onto your W&J account. If your computer fails or your hard drive dies, all the files stored in OneDrive will still be safe. Check out this article to see step-by-step how to upload and manage files through the OneDrive online portal.


Why Use OneDrive for Data Backups?

Computer hardware fails, but OneDrive is always accessible with your W&J account information. Life happens and devices fail without warning. For this reason, it's important to always save critical files in at least two locations to protect your work in the event of any failure. OneDrive makes for an excellent backup option as it is always available from any device, whether it's a computer, tablet, or even a phone. As long as you're with W&J, OneDrive will be available and a safe haven for any of your data. Files can be backed up using the traditional uploading method, or by activating sync via the Microsoft OneDrive app.


Why Use OneDrive for Collaboration?

Your OneDrive cloud storage is private, but you can designate specific files and folders for collaboration with your colleagues and classmates. This allows you to see edits in real-time and instantly share your work with others for maximum efficiency. Please bear in mind that you are only able to share with other members of the W&J community. You can not share OneDrive files or data to anybody who doesn't have a email address. Take a look at this article to learn more about collaborating with OneDrive.


More Information About OneDrive

The Difference Between Your Home Drive and OneDrive

Transfer or Copy Home Drive Files to OneDrive

Delete Files From OneDrive

Managing Your OneDrive File Space


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