Add a File to OneDrive

To add a file to OneDrive, you'll first need open OneDrive

While you can upload files directly from the OneDrive home page, we recommend navigating to MY FILES first. We recommend this because your newly upload files will not appear in the Home page's RECENT list immediately. This can result in some confusion over whether your files actually uploaded and where they have gone to. 

Click MY FILES on the left, beneath your name.

My Files selection highlighted, in context

If you would like to create a folder for your file (or files), click NEW, choose FOLDER.

New menu, folder highlighted

Give your folder a name, click Create.

Create folder dialog box

To upload files to your new folder, locate it in the list, then click to open it.

Folder in context

At the top of the screen, click the UPLOAD button, then choose FILES. If you have opted to upload from the OneDrive HOME page, this button will look slightly different, but its location and functionality are the same.

Upload button clicked, FILES option highlighted

This will open a BROWSE window. Locate the file (or files) you wish to upload.

Click OPEN to add the files to your folder. The amount of time it takes to upload the files will vary depending on the number and size of the files selected.