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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 https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-US/download/
  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.
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  6. Click the gray clouds, then sign in to OneDrive with your MinnState.edu credentials.
    Employees:  [StarID]@minnstate.edu and your StarID password
    Students:  [StarID]@go.minnstate.edu 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.