OneDrive for Mac Computers

I. Installation & Getting Started

Please note this installer and instructions are only applicable to Macs on OS X 10.12 or later.

1.) Launch a web browser and go to the following link to download OneDrive:

2.) Click on Download

Image of the OneDrive for Mac download page

3.) When prompted for permission to download the file, click Allow

4.) The first time you open OneDrive on a Mac, you will be prompted to sign in with your Elon University email account:

Image of OneDrive sign-in page

Once you start signing in by entering your email address, the screen will update to the image pictured in Step 12.

5.) Finish entering your Elon email username and password and click 'Login'

Image of Elon login page for OneDrive

6.) On the next screen, click 'Next' however you may click "Change Location" to change default location.

 We recommend the default location already chosen in the image below. However, users may choose whatever destination they desire.

Image of OneDrive folder location page

7.) Click 'Next'

Image of OneDrive Guide for file storage

8.) Congratulations! OneDrive is now configured on your computer.

Image of final OneDrive Setup guide


II. General Use

OneDrive functions as a simple folder where you can store documents for business use.

To add files to your OneDrive account, place files in your OneDrive. which will automatically sync with your Office 365 cloud account. You can access the files from anywhere with an internet connection through your email account at

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