OneDrive for Business
All faculty, staff, and students are enabled to use Texas State OneDrive for Business!
Ways to Access OneDrive (see Answers section for details)
Important: You must activate your OneDrive for Business account before syncing files using these access methods! Log in to get started!
- Texas State-owned and personal Mac computers: via the Web
- Personal Windows computers: via the Web
- Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone: via mobile app
- Texas State-owned, TXSTATE domain-joined Windows computer: Windows Sync Folder (accessed locally on that computer) or via the Web
- Note: The first time you open OneDrive for Business on your Texas State Windows computer, you will need to close it and then open it a second time for the folder to sync to OneDrive. See the FAQ below for details.
Specs and Particulars
- Total storage space (per person): 5 TB
- Single file size limit: 10 GB
- Log in to OneDrive for Business using your Texas State email address (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org) and NetID password.
Policies and Best Practices
- Do not store confidential information in OneDrive for Business (e.g., FERPA, HIPAA, or PCI information). Use your UDrive (U:) or Department Share Drive (S:) instead, as these services securely store your files on the Texas State campus.
- OneDrive for Business is intended for you to store and access non-confidential, work-related files from anywhere.
- Be advised that when faculty, staff, and students leave Texas State and their NetID is deactivated, access to OneDrive for Business will also be deactivated. Furthermore, Microsoft will delete all stored files shortly thereafter.
Ways to Use OneDrive for Business
- Store important files online in your OneDrive for Business account, and access them from multiple devices.
- Store all local computer files in your Windows Sync Folder, and access all of your files from multiple devices.
- Reminder: The Windows Sync Folder can only be used on Texas State-owned, TXSTATE domain-joined Windows computers. You can also drag-and-drop your locally stored files directly into the OneDrive for Business portal as well (sync times vary depending on file size).
Got Questions? Get Answers!
Required First Action: How to Activate your OneDrive for Business account
How to Access OneDrive for Business on various devices:
- Texas State-owned, TXSTATE domain-joined Windows computer
- Texas State-owned or personal Mac computer
- Personal Windows computer
- Android device
- Windows Phone
- Web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome)