Upload, Sync, and Manage Files

When working with Office Online or OneDrive uploading and syncing are fairly simple processes. Learn how to do them here.

Managing files

After you've been using OneDrive for a while, you might find yourself having a difficult time keeping track of all of your files. Fortunately, OneDrive offers several features to help you manage and organize them.

Watch the video below to learn more about managing your files in OneDrive.

Sorting your files

When you navigate to the OneDrive main page, you'll see all of your files and folders. You can choose which files to view by selecting various options in the left navigation pane.

You can also change how your files are displayed by clicking the View Options icon.

Searching for files

You can find documents by using the search feature. Searching lets you look for a specific document using words contained within the document and its title.

Working with folders

You can use folders to organize your files. Documents can be stored in folders and moved from one folder to another. Moving documents can be useful because you can share a document simply by moving it to a shared folder. For example, if you're working on a project with a group of people, you can share a folder with them. Then you can move any files you want to share with the group to that folder.

To learn more about creating and sharing folders, review our lesson on how to Create and Share Office Documents.

To move a file to a folder:

  1. Hover the mouse over a file, then click the check box in the upper-right corner. You can select multiple files by clicking additional check boxes.
  2. Click the Move to button in the menu at the top.
  3. A Move items to pane will appear on the right side of the screen. Select the folder where you want to move the file, then click Move.
  4. Your file will be moved. If you moved your file to a shared folder, your file will be shared as well.