Windows® 10 - Add Files (OneDrive)

Note Notes:

  • If your device isn't running Windows 10, refer to the Windows 8 instructions.
  • For more info regarding OneDrive, such as how to copy, move, save, view and share files, refer to Microsoft's support article.
  • Windows® can automatically back up device content to OneDrive including settings, app list, photos, videos, and messages.
    Note To utilize the backup functionality, the device must be signed in with a Microsoft account and there must be sufficient space in OneDrive to store the data.


  1. Open File Explorer.
    Note From the Home screen, navigate: All apps icon All apps icon (located in the upper-left) > Windows SystemFile Explorer.
  2. Locate the file(s) you'd like to add then drag and drop into a desired OneDrive folder (located in the left-pane), then tap or click Copy here.
    Note File Explorer icons show you the sync status of your offline folders and files:
    OneDrive in sync icon
    It's in sync with online version.
    OneDrive getting in sync icon
    It's getting in sync.
    OneDrive out of sync icon
    The version on your PC is out of sync.
    File Explorer with images and OneDrive folder