Your OneDrive is available through MyUB, but can also be available on your computer/device if you install the OneDrive application.
This does not replace any existing UB network drives including the R, T, M, H, and S drives. As of March 2020, OTS recommends moving M drive files to your OneDrive.
How do I access OneDrive?
Access to OneDrive and all Office 365 applications are available through MyUB in the Tools section. If you go to the Microsoft Online portal, your username is netID@ubalt.edu, where netID is your UB account name.
How do I move my M drive files or local files to OneDrive?
- Log onto a UB computer.
- Open a web browser and sign into the MyUB Portal.
- In the portal, look to the right for the Tools section and click OneDrive.
This will display the contents of your UB OneDrive. For those who have not used OneDrive, it may be empty.
- On your desktop, open File Explorer to display your network and local drives.
- Locate and open your M: drive.
You will be dragging and dropping files from the M drive into the OneDrive browser window. Arrange your windows as needed to achieve this.
- Select the M drive files and folders you want to move to OneDrive.
- Drag them into the OneDrive browser window.
The progress will be visible in the OneDrive menu bar. Any errors or issues with uploading will be displayed as well.
OneDrive also features an Upload function on the menu bar. You can use that instead of using the drag and drop option.
Can I sync my OneDrive files to my computer?
We do not recommend synchronizing your OneDrive files to your computer. Instead, please access OneDrive through the MyUB Portal in the Tools section.
If I sync OneDrive on my work computer, can I accidentally fill my local hard drive?
Yes, you could fill your local hard drive. This is one reason we recommend not using syncing and instead suggest you use the OneDrive web app available in the portal.
Can I upload any type of file to OneDrive?
You can upload many file types but there are some limitations. Check this page for information.
I have a personal OneDrive account, will this interfere with that one?
No, but when you're accessing OneDrive for your UB account, keep in mind that you should select the OneDrive Business account.
What are the maximum number of items that can be synced using OneDrive?
You can sync up to 20,000 items in your OneDrive for Business library. This includes folders and files.
Is there a size limit for files and folders that can be synced in OneDrive?
Yes, you can sync files of up to 2 gigabytes (GB).