Individual Online File Storage – Employees
Employees have access to two sources of file storage, OneDrive and University Servers (Home Drive/H: Drive). OneDrive is a feature of Microsoft® Office 365™, and University Servers which provide Home Drives for personal documents.
Employees get one terabyte (1 TB) of file storage space in OneDrive, as a part of their Office 365 subscription. This is online cloud storage and can be accessed from a multitude of devices: Windows, Mac, via the web, and from a smart phone or a tablet.
Employees also get 500 MB of personal network drive space, referred to as your “Home Drive.” You can access it from an office computer or, when off campus, through OSU'sVirtual Private Network (VPN).
To access OneDrive on Windows, open File Explorer and locate OneDrive on the file list located on the left pane. You will need to sign in using your O-Key account login credentials.
To access OneDrive on Mac, download the OneDrive app from the App Store. Once it’s done downloading, sign into the app to view OneDrive in Finder.
To access on a smart phone or tablet download the OneDrive app. Once the app is downloaded, sign in to view your files.
For iOS, download from the App Store.
For Android, download from the Google Play Store.
To access OneDrive via the web, go to cowboymail.okstate.edu, click the App launcher in the top left, and select "OneDrive".
When on campus, the Home Drive can be accessed through File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac). Look for the home drive folder.
If you’re not on campus, connect using the OSU VPN. After connecting to the VPN, you will be able to view through File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac).
Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I restore deleted files in OneDrive?
How do I restore previous versions of my files in OneDrive?