Through Microsoft Office 365 (O365), OneDrive cloud file storage is available to WPI account holders. Storage is provisioned to each individual, and here you can store personal, academic, or business files and share them internally or with external users.


  • WPI account holders are provisioned 1TB worth of cloud storage
  • Share with internal and external users
  • Use an online web platform or local device application and file folder structure
  • Easy access to view and edit your files from all devices
  • Files are protected and backed up

Storing Data

It is important that WPI account holders adhere to WPI standards and policies regarding data storage. 

Restricted Use Data cannot be stored in OneDrive. Any files containing sensitive data such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, or confidential information, should instead be stored in your My_Documents storage drive in accordance with the Data Classification Policy.

IT recommends reviewing the WPI Data Classification Policy prior to storing files in your OneDrive. 

OneDrive Access

There are multiple ways to access your OneDrive storage. OneDrive can be accessed through the web or through a desktop application. You can View OneDrive App to add and open OneDrive for the web through the Hub.

Install and Access the Desktop Application

To install and access the OneDrive desktop application:

  1. View OneDrive App and then open OneDrive for the web.
  2. In the bottom left corner, select Get the OneDrive apps.
  3. Follow the installation steps.
  4. Once installation is complete, login to OneDrive with your WPI credentials.

How is OneDrive Related to SharePoint?

OneDrive is your individual storage (files can be shared).

SharePoint stores shared files, including those in Teams and Outlook Groups.

Both are stored in the Microsoft 365 cloud, and can be synced to your computer via OneDrive.

Save Files to OneDrive or SharePoint from Microsoft (Related Actions) has more details.