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Saving your work



Description automatically generatedAs a University of Plymouth student, you have access to OneDrive with 1TB of personal storage.

This is where you must save your files when using a University computer.  We do not recommend use of USB sticks as they can get corrupted or lost. You must not save work to the University PC as they get wiped regularly.  We strongly recommend you save your files here when working on your own devices as we are unable to assist with lost work saved elsewhere.


The main benefits to OneDrive are that you can access your files via your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone from anywhere with an internet connection, you can collaborate on work and share files with others, and your files are safely stored.

Accessing Your OneDrive

Log in through the portal or app and click on the OneDrive tile on your dashboard.

Saving Directly to OneDrive

To save any type of files to your OneDrive:
Click File > Save As - Select OneDrive - University of Plymouth

or go to your OneDrive  > Select Upload > Files or Folder > Select the required file or folder > Open

Saving Your Office Online Documents

  • When working with your Microsoft Office university account online, your Microsoft Office documents will be saved automatically to your OneDrive:

Saving Your Office Desktop Documents

  • When working with the Desktop versions of Microsoft Office you can sync your account so that your documents are saved to your OneDrive automatically. Go here for instructions on setting up OneDrive for Windows.
  • In your desktop document click on AutoSave and choose your University OneDrive account:

OneDrive for Phones and Tablets

OneDrive app for iOS and OneDrive app for Android is also available for you to use, just sign in with your University email and password. Download from here or your app store.


For more help on using your OneDrive including finding lost files and restoring previous versions of documents, go to our Sharepoint site