Where are you saving your files to, when you save to OneDrive?

That depends on whether you’re saving to your personal OneDrive account or to OneDrive for Business for your organisation.

Both are cloud based storage.

  • OneDrive – Personal – this account is linked to your Microsoft Account.  Your Microsoft Account gives you a personal account with access to online office applications and cloud based storage for your personal files.
  • OneDrive for Business  is part of your Office 365 subscription; your work related files should be saved here.

Microsoft Account and OneDrive-Personal

So you may have been asked at some point to set up a Microsoft Account. This is a personal account (nothing to do with work).  It might be somewhere you store personal photos, documents etc.  As part of setting up this account you will receive some cloud storage. This cloud storage is OneDrive – Personal.  It is a good idea not to use your work email address when setting up this account, otherwise it can be confusing.  You can use a personal email address (such as gmail, hotmail etc) or set up a microsoft.com email address when you create this account.

Microsoft Account

To access your Microsoft Account details logon using this URL https://login.live.com/  Use this URL to change your email address, password and see how much storage you have.

To access your personal OneDrive files, logon using this URL https://onedrive.live.com

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is cloud based storage that comes with your Office 365 subscription.  It is a place into which you can save work related file