Microsoft OneDrive is among the best cloud-storage services out there. Like any other competitors on the market, OneDrive allows its subscribers to store files and personal data like documents, photos, videos, and more. One of the best thing about OneDrive lies in its ability to work with multiple platforms, thereby allowing users to easily store their personal files or data.
If you now own a Mac and you find Apple’s iCloud storage service a little bit boring, you can switch to Microsoft OneDrive. Like Apple’s storage service, OneDrive offers 5 GB of free storage and multiple storage plans that will cost you some cash.
In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to set up Microsoft OneDrive on macOS. Before we dive in, make sure that you now have a modern version of macOS (macOS Sierra or higher).
How to set up Microsoft OneDrive on your Mac
To use OneDrive, you need a Microsoft account and the OneDrive app for macOS. If you don’t have a Microsoft account, you first need to create one. To do this, head over to this link and fill in your details. (Make sure that you enter a strong password for your account)
If you already have a Microsoft account, make sure that you read on:
Step one: First off, head over to this link and hit the Sign in button in the upper right corner of the screen
Step two: Next up, enter your Microsoft Live ID. After that, on the next screen, you simply need to click the Get OneDrive Apps link on the left-hand side (If you don’t see the link, make sure you hit the menu icon and select the Get OneDrive Apps link from the pull-down menu)
Step three: On the next screen, you simply need to hit Download OneDrive for Mac button from the pop-up menu. This will bring up the Mac App Store and you just need to click the Get button
Step four: Now just simply click the Install button and wait for the download process to complete.
How to install Microsoft OneDrive on your Mac
Once the download is finished, you now need to install OneDrive on your Mac. The process is pretty simple. If you need help, you can follow our guide below.
Step one: First off, locate the OneDrive file and double click on it. From the OneDrive setup screen, enter your email address (Make sure that the email address is linked to your Microsoft account)
Step two: Next up, enter your Windows Live ID password and hit the Sign in button. After that, select the location for your OneDrive folder and proceed with clicking the Next button
Step three: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
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