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HP PCs - Sharing Files Using OneDrive (Windows 8)

This document pertains to HP and Compaq computers with Windows 8.
OneDrive is a cloud storage service provided to Microsoft account holders. Files stored on OneDrive can be viewed, uploaded, stored, and shared from other computers and devices. Microsoft accounts include 7 GB of free file storage on OneDrive, with the option to purchase more storage. You can sync settings, set up the computer to automatically save and upload files to OneDrive, as well as change how OneDrive uses metered connections.
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If you are not using the latest version of Windows 8, some graphics and information in this document may vary. You can get the latest version from the Microsoft Store.

Getting started with OneDrive

If you have a Microsoft account, you have a OneDrive account. Follow these steps to set up your OneDrive account.
  1. Log on to the computer.
  2. Open a Web browser.
  3. Enter www.onedrive.com (in English) in the Web address field.
  4. Click Sign In in the upper-right area of the screen. If prompted, log in using your Microsoft account credentials.
    The OneDrive account page opens.
  5. On the Welcome to OneDrive screen, click the Get started button.
    Figure : Welcome to OneDrive screen
    The Welcome to OneDrive screen, with Get started encircled in red
  6. On the Camera roll backup screen, click Next.
  7. On the PCs and Macs page, click Next.
  8. When finished, click Close.

Uploading files to OneDrive

You can add files to OneDrive on the Start screen, on the desktop with File Explorer, or on the Internet.

Sharing files with OneDrive

Use one of the following sections to share your files on blogs and Web sites, as well as with email and social media contacts.

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