OneDrive is an online cloud storage service Hosted by Microsoft. Microsoft Office Online and OneDrive are available through your Office 365 account via your online browser. However, they provide online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote with a 5TB of cloud storage. Also, the storage offered through the platform is in addition to your email storage of 100GB with your files online. The online platform advantage of this which you don’t need to install it in your system. However, all your files are available immediately online which you could access whenever wherever you need them.
When you create a Microsoft account Online you automatically have access to OneDrive Online. However, the platform free account gives you enough space to save your files which you could get more space by browsing the plans for storage. Also, the platform gives every referrer 500MB of data which means if you refer your family and friends.
How do I Access OneDrive Online
Files you save to OneDrive are available online at OneDrive.com and offline on your PC or mobile devices. However, this means you can change them anytime even when there is no internet and when you reconnect OneDrive updates the online version. These offline files come in handy when you are without the internet which they also take up space on your PC or mobile devices. Here are a few steps on how to access the platform;
- Open File Explorer and Click on a OneDrive Folder which has a cloud icon
- Then you will see the files in that folder and view the OneDrive folder or file online.
- Right-click it and select view online, to save a document you are working on to OneDrive.
- Select a OneDrive folder from the list of save locations, to move files to OneDrive.
- Open File Explorer and then drag the files into a OneDrive folder.
Is the Platform Online Free
Yes, the platform is a consumer service to a Microsoft account which includes a free tier that offers 5GB of file storage. However, you can upgrade the available storage to 50GB for $2 a month with the latest and the best deal is an Office 365 home or personal subscription. This subscription includes 1000GB(1TB) of storage for up to five users.
Also, in Windows 10 Microsoft configures OneDrive to be default saving a place for your documents. However, the platform can automatically save backups of your copies to the cloud and automatically sync them to your other devices on which you have OneDrive set up.