Using Microsoft OneDrive in a Browser


This article will show the basics of using OneDrive on a browser. The sections included are: Accessing OneDrive through the Web, Upload files or Folders to OneDrive, Manage Files and Folders, and Collaborate in OneDrive.

Using OneDrive in a Browser

Accessing OneDrive through the Web

  • In order to access OneDrive on the web, go to and login with your UT Dallas email ( and password. You will also need to authenticate with Duo.

Screenshot of the SignIn page

  • Select OneDrive from the list of applications.

Image of all the M365 application

  • Once inside OneDrive, you will be presented with the file system displaying all your files and folders.

Upload Files or Folders to OneDrive

  • Select Upload > Files or Folder.

Screenshot of the OneDrive Homepage highlighting the Upload button

  • Select the files you want to upload and select Open.
  • If you don't see Upload > Folder, create a folder and then upload the files to that folder.

Create a Folder

  • Select New > Folder.

  • Type a name for the folder and select Create.

Screenshot of the "Create a folder" section

Manage Files and Folders

  • In OneDrive, right-click the file or select the three vertical dots (...).

Screenshot of the document list in the OneDrive homepage

  • Select whichever command you would like to do on the file or folder.

Collaborate in OneDrive

  • Select the files or folder you'd like to share and select Share.

Screenshot of the OneDrive Homepage highlighting the Share button

  • Enter a name or an email address for the person you wish to share with.

Screenshot of the sharing options

  • Select People you specify can view to change the ability to edit the document, select the settings you would like, and choose Apply.

Screenshot of the link settings

  • Select how you'd like to share:
    • Send - you can add a message if you wish and automatically send the sharing message.
    • Copy Link - gives you a link that you can then give to others.
    • Outlook - allows you to open the sharing message in Outlook and type your message before sending it.

Stop or Change Sharing

If you are the file owner or have edit permissions, you can stop or change the sharing permissions.

  • Select the file or folder you want to edit sharing for
  • Select Information in the upper-right corner and then select Manage access under the Has Access pane
  • Under Links Giving Access or Direct Access:
    • You can delete shared links and edit the access to those links
    • Select Can Edit to allow shared documents/folders to be edited
    • Select Can View to allow a read-only access
    • Select Stop Sharing to remove all access


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