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Install the latest version of OneDrive on your Mac or Windows computer

Microsoft will automatically update the OneDrive app as part of Office 365 updates.  If you are running a different version of Office (2016), you’ll need to manually update your OneDrive client.

You can tell you have the latest version of OneDrive if you see “OneDrive – MNSCU” listed as the OneDrive folder name in Windows File explorer or Mac Finder.

If you don’t see “OneDrive – MNSCU” listed, you should update your OneDrive client.  Here’s how:

  1. Open your web browser and go to
  2. Windows users, click the Click here to download link to begin the download.
  3. Mac users, click the Download button to begin the download:
  4. Locate the downloaded file and run it (install).
  5. After the file has installed, you will need to log in to OneDrive.  On a Windows machine, look for the gray clouds icon near the clock; on a Mac, look at the menu bar.
  6. Click the gray clouds, then sign in to OneDrive with your credentials.
    Employees:  [StarID] and your StarID password
    Students:  [StarID] and your StarID password
    Once you log in to OneDrive, these icons will turn blue, indicating you are signed in.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the OneDrive setup.

Once you are signed in, anything you place in the OneDrive – MNSCU folder will be synchronized with the OneDrive cloud service.  Faculty and staff should use the OneDrive – MNSCU folder as their primary save location.  When receiving a new or “loaner” computer, you will only need to sign in to the OneDrive service to access all of your documents.