OneDrive for Stanislaus State

Announcing OneDrive at Stanislaus State

OneDrive for Business is coming to Stanislaus State! Faculty and staff are invited to learn more about the program and sign up to join the OneDrive pilot group (link at the bottom).

What is OneDrive for Business?

OneDrive for Business is a cloud storage solution for file and document storage and sharing. All faculty and staff will receive 1 Terabyte (TB) of file storage or 1,000 GB.

Anywhere Access

Easily store, access and discover your personal and shared work files from all your devices. Edits you make offline are automatically uploaded next time you connect.

Seamless Collaboration

Work faster and smarter with Stan State students, faculty and staff. Securely share files and work together in real-time across web, mobile, and desktop.

Controls for Security

OneDrive helps protect your files. You can easily recover files from accidental deletes or malicious attacks and administrators can manage security policies to help keep your information safe.

Learn more about OneDrive features (Microsoft Office website)

About Cloud Storage

Preferred Method for Migrating from P:\ Drive to OneDrive 


This is a two-step process. The first is to install and Sync OneDrive, the second is to Drag and Drop using Windows Explorer to move files from P:\ to OneDrive  

Step 1: Install and Sync OneDrive   

If OneDrive is already installed, you can skip to Step Two. If unsure, install to be sure. 


  1. Use a browser to navigate to  
  2. Click "Sign In" (Top Right)  
  3. Log in with your email address  
  4. Click "Sync"  (Center Screen, Second Row from Top)  
  5. Click "Open Microsoft OneDrive"  
  6. If nothing happens, you should be prompted to "Get the latest version of OneDrive"  
  7. Or go and "Download"   
  8. Click Link and Open OneDriveSetup.exe before continuing  
  9. If prompted, Complete the OneDrive setup wizard 
  10. OneDrive is now in your Windows Explorer or Finder (MAC)   

Step 2: Drag and Drop  

  1. Open Windows Explorer  
  2. Find This PC P:\  in Left Panel  
  3. Click Down arrow to Expand  
  4. Find <username> … P:\ in Left Panel 
  5. Find OneDrive – Stan State in Left Panel  
  6. Click Down arrow to Expand  
  7. Suggestion: Create a folder called “P-Drive” in OneDrive – Stan State 
  8. Drag the folders from P:\ to OneDrive  
  9. Wait.........  
  10. Wait.........  
  11. Files will be Deleted from P:\ drive 
  12. Files will be Synced to OneDrive  
  13. When OneDrive sync is completed  
  14. Right Click Folder in Explorer  
  15. Click 'Free up Space"  
  16. Green Check is replaced by White Cloud with Blue outline.  
  17. Your files are now Safe in OneDrive and not taking space on your local machine  

Hard Disk Space Limited Method  

Instead of Copying files Local, Drag files into browser.  

Step 1: Drag and Drop from P:\ drive Folder to OneDrive in Browser    

  1. Open P:\ Drive Folder in Windows Explorer 
  2. Use a browser to navigate to  
  3. Click "Sign In" (Top Right)  
  4. Log in with your email address  
  5. Arrange Browser and P:\ drive Folder windows (Step1) so you can see both  
  6. Select some files and/or folders  (Recommend 1000 or less) 
  7. Drag files into Browser  
  8. Do NOT close Browser 
  9. Wait for files to complete the Upload  
  10. Verify Files exist in browser by navigating into the folders 
  11. Delete previously Selected Files From P:\  
  12. Repeat Starting at step 6 until all files and folders are uploaded and deleted from P:\ drive 

For Microsoft Instructions Upload Files to OneDrive   

For More Information visit OneDrive Video Training  


Contact OIT

For more information please contact the Technology Support Desk:


Phone: (209) 667-3687

In-Person: Library Annex LX11 (See Map)