Installing Microsoft OneDrive

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This article regards the installation of Microsoft OneDrive on Windows, macOS, iPhone, and Android devices. OneDrive is an online storage service that allows you to upload, backup, create, view, edit, and share files with a 1 TB storage limit. By backing up your data in the cloud, it will remain safe if your computer is lost, stolen, physically damaged, or compromised.

As part of Microsoft Office 365, you receive 1 TB of storage in OneDrive for free. OneDrive will create a folder on your hard drive that is synced to the cloud. Since any files you put in this folder will be uploaded to OneDrive, you can access them from other computers and devices.


This article is intended for both IC-owned devices and personal devices.


Microsoft Windows 10; Apple macOS 10.13 and above; Apple iPhone; Google Android



OneDrive should be pre-installed on all IC-owned Windows 10 devices. If it is not installed:

  1. Visit and click Download.
  2. Open the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.


Microsoft will not provide support or client updates for OneDrive on macOS 10.11 and below after January 2019. Users must upgrade to macOS 10.13 or above to receive updates to OneDrive. Additionally, if you encounter issues syncing files, submit a help request.

  1. Visit and click Download.
  2. Open onedrive.pkg download and install OneDrive. Follow on-screen instructions.
  3. Open the OneDrive application.
  4. If prompted, sign in with your IC email and Netpass password. If requested, authenticate with Duo. A window will appear showing where your OneDrive folder is located.
  5. Click Next and select any folders or data from the cloud you want synced to your Mac.
  6. Click Open My OneDrive – Ithaca College folder.

iPhone and Android

  1. Download and install Microsoft OneDrive from the App Store or Play Store.
  2. If prompted, sign in with your IC email and Netpass password. If requested, authenticate with Duo.


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