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July 20, 2016updated 16 Feb 2017 3:37pm

What is OneDrive?

It's gone through a lot of name changes so you may not recognise it.

By James Nunns

OneDrive, which was previously SkyDrive, Windows Live SkyDrive, and Windows Live Folders, is an online file storage service that can be accessed from a web browser or mobile device.

The service allows users to sync files and access them from a web browser or mobile device.

Files can be shared publicly, with contacts, or held privately. Publicly shared files do not require a Microsoft account to access them.

The storage limit for OneDrive users is 1 TB for Office 365 paid subscribers and was previously 15GB of free storage boosted by an additional 15GB for phone users who set their photos to upload automatically to the service.


Want to use OneDrive but don’t know how?

While it may have started as an impressive amount of storage space this was decreased to 5GB at the start of 2016 – although existing users who opted in were allowed to retain their allowance.

To access OneDrive a user would need a free Microsoft account. Simply go onto the Microsoft OneDrive site, create an account and you can start storing things online.

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One of the benefits of this service is that it is well integrated into all Microsoft products such as the Windows Phone, Windows 10, or Xbox One.

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