OneDrive is a cloud-based storage solution to access and, depending on the file type, edit files from any internet-enabled device. Read on to learn how to sync and access your files through OneDrive.
1. Launch Windows Explorer
Fist, launch Windows Explorer.
2. Open OneDrive folder
Then, select the "OneDrive" folder (1). It contains all files synced in the background through OneDrive (2).
3. Select folder to sync
Now, open the folder you wish to sync through OneDrive. In this example, I've selected "Urlaubsbilder" (1),
Use the arrow (2) to reveal OneDrive subfolders (3).
4. Copy files to OneDrive
Then, press Ctrl+A to select your files (1). Next, hold Ctrl and drag the files into the "Pictures" subfolder of OneDrive (2). Holding Ctrl ensures the files will be copied, not moved.
5. Automatic syncing
Once copied, syncing will automatically begin. You can view the progress by selecting "Pictures" (1). Files that have already been synced show a green checkmark (2).
6. Quick-access via system tray
Click the system tray icon (1) to review the most recently synced files. Select "Open folder" to open the OneDrive folder in Windows Explorer (2).
7. Accessing OneDrive files via web browser
The quickest way to access your files from another device is through your web browser. Either directly open the website in your browser or click the OneDrive icon (1) followed by "More..." (2) and then "View online" (3).
8. Logging into the cloud
Once the website is loaded, click "Sign in" (1).
9. Input email address
Then, enter the email address you used to create your OneDrive account (1) and click "Next" (2).
10. Personal account
Next, select "Personal account".
11. Your password
Finally, input the password you used to create your account (1) and click "Sign in" (2).
12. Your files
You will then see the same folder structure used by Windows Explorer but in your web browser. Your images will be under "Files > Pictures" (1) along with various features like uploading additional files (2).