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Microsoft OneDrive

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Microsoft OneDrive is the UTEP supported cloud storage system that is accessible anywhere, anytime from any device. Share files and folders safely and with ease. Current Faculty, Staff and Students can utilize Microsoft OneDrive to store, sync, and share files across all their devices.
Features and Benefits
• FREE with your university account
• Work on files from your Windows, Mac or mobile device
• Work together and share files and photos
• Collaborate on the web, your desktop or on your mobile device
• Create docs on the go-no need to email bulky attachments
• Increase your storage as needed. To increase storage, contact the Help Desk.
Getting Started
Students: Log into your student email, click the square menu at the top right, then click on the OneDrive icon.

Faculty & Staff: To access your Microsoft OneDrive, CLICK HERE, log in, and click on the OneDrive icon.

*OneDrive Client
Download the Microsoft OneDrive Client to your device and save files directly to your OneDrive. Those on Windows 10 or later already have the OneDrive Client installed. OneDrive System Requirements

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the maximum file size I can upload for a single file?
A: Upload individual files up to 10GB

Q: What happens if I accidentally delete a file? Can it be recovered?
A: If you delete a file stored in OneDrive, it will be in your OneDrive recycle bin for 30 days. After that, it will be permanently gone and there is no back-up.

Q: What happens if I leave UTEP?
A: Access to your OneDrive for Business will be removed one year after you leave the University. To avoid losing your files, be sure to move your files to your personal PC or another storage solution.

Q: Are there any characters I should avoid in file or folder names?
A: Yes, click here for a complete list of invalid characters and file types to avoid.

For any other Microsoft OneDrive questions or concerns, please contact the Technology Support Help Desk at 747-HELP or visit the HelpDesk for other methods of support.

Policies: Access to files in Microsoft OneDrive are only available if you are a currently enrolled student or an active employee.

Acceptable Data Storage Use
Use of Microsoft OneDrive must comply with all University Security Policies. The following table provides a guideline for the appropriate use of Microsoft OneDrive.

Data Type
Appropriate Use                   
Student Coursework
Faculty & Staff Documents
Public Information
University Personnel Records
Yes, but no sensitive information
Student Records
Yes, but no sensitive information
Research Data
Medical Records
SSN's, Passports, Drivers License
Financial Account Information


In the event of a major system outage, please contact us at (915) 740-2001