Log in to OneDrive, Microsoft’s new cloud storage service that allows users to upload, sync, and view files from any web browser or mobile device. The service was previously known as SkyDrive, but Microsoft had to change its name after a lengthy legal battle, but the end result was positive, because I believe that its new name “OneDrive” not only sounds better, but also makes more sense, given that Microsoft already has other products under the “One” moniker, such as its popular OneNote service.
There are many file hosting services that allow you to upload and sync files to the cloud; this is definitely one of the best, along with other strong competitors such as Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive, the latter being probably the best due to its amazing features and incredibly low prices.
Even though OneDrive isn’t as cheap as Google Drive, it’s still a great option, especially for those of you who prefer Microsoft products and services, because you can store any type of file, such as photos, videos, documents, and programs, and access them from any Windows computer or mobile device. It also works in tandem with Microsoft Office apps such as Word and PowerPoint, and Office 365 users can open saved documents and collaborate on them in real time. The service also functions as a file organizer since that is what it does; it organizes files by kind, making it very easy for you to discover them when you need them the most. A basic OneDrive account provides 7GB of file storage, a 2GB file size limit, and compatibility for many devices including Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows.
Remember that if you already have a Microsoft Account, you won’t need to establish a new one; simply go to OneDrive’s sign in page, log in with your Microsoft account details, and then enable the service.
OneDrive Login – Account Access Guide
- Navigate to OneDrive’s homepage at https://onedrive.live.com/.
- Click the “Sign In” button, which is situated in the upper right corner of your screen, just next to the “Sign Up” icon that I described previously.
- Enter your user password in the second form box.
- Now simply click the blue “Sign In” button at the bottom of the access form, and you’re in!
To create a Microsoft account, go to the site’s home page using the link found above in the first step of this tutorial, click the “Sign Up” button located in the upper right corner of your screen, now click the “Sign Up Now” link that you’ll see on the right side of the page, fill out the registration form, and then click the blue button at the bottom that says “Create Account”.
Password Reset Instructions for OneDrive
If you forget your login information (password or username), return to the site’s user access page by following the procedures I previously detailed, and select the “Can’t Access Your Account?” link placed just beneath the blue “Sign In” button I mentioned earlier.
- Choose one of the three accessible options on the upper left side of your screen and press “Next.”