Log in to OneDrive, Microsoft’s new cloud storage service that lets you upload, sync, and view files from any web browser or mobile device. The service was previously known as SkyDrive, but after a gruelling legal battle, Microsoft was forced to change its name, but the end result was positive, because I believe that its new name “OneDrive” not only sounds better, but also makes more sense, given that Microsoft already has other products under the “One” moniker, such as its popular OneNote service.
There are many file hosting services that allow you to upload and sync files to the cloud; this is undoubtedly one of the best, along with other strong competitors such as Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive, the latter being probably the best due to its incredible features and incredibly low prices.
Even though OneDrive isn’t as cheap as Google Drive, it’s still a great option, especially for those of you who prefer Microsoft products and services, because you can store any type of file, such as photos, videos, documents, and programmes, and access them from any Windows computer or mobile device; it also works in tandem with Microsoft Office apps like Word and PowerPoint, and Office 365 users can open saved documents and collaborate on them in real time. The service also functions as a file organiser, as that is what it does; it organises files by kind, making it very easy to discover them when you need them the most. A basic OneDrive account has 7GB of file storage, a 2GB file size limit, and compatibility for Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows.
Remember that if you already have a Microsoft Account, you won’t have to establish a new one; simply go to the OneDrive sign in page, log in with your Microsoft account details, and then enable the service.
Account Access Tutorial for OneDrive
- Go to the OneDrive homepage at https://onedrive.live.com/.
- Click the “Sign In” button, which is situated in the upper right corner of your screen, near to the “Sign Up” button I described previously.
- Fill in the second field box with your user password.
- Now, at the bottom of the access form, click the blue “Sign In” button, and you’re in!
Subscribe to OneDrive
To create a Microsoft account, go to the site’s home page using the link found above in the first step of this tutorial, click the “Sign Up” button located on the upper right corner of your screen, now click the “Sign Up Now” link that you’ll see on the right side of the page, fill out the registration form, and then click the blue button at the bottom that says “Create Account”.
How to Reset Your OneDrive Password
If you forget your login information (password or username), return to the site’s user access page by following the procedures I previously explained, click the “Can’t Access Your Account?” link located just under the blue “Sign In” button I mentioned before, and then click the “Can’t Access Your Account?” link.
- Choose one of the three accessible options in the upper left side of your screen, then click “Next.”