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About Microsoft One Drive

Microsoft OneDrive Gets a New Encrypted 'Personal Vault'

The University provides Microsoft OneDrive, bundled with your online version of email, to store and retrieve files from anywhere you can access the internet.

Microsoft OneDrive is a service of Office 365, the university's email system. It provides a document library for up to 1TB of cloud-based storage, and uses Office 365 to store Mason-related files in the cloud. This facilitates access to your files and collaboration from anywhere and from multiple devices. It is fully supported by the ITS Support Center and can be accessed through your Office 365 account.

Data stored within OneDrive is not backed up by George Mason University. Account holders are responsible for backing up their own data and preserving copies of important files.

For more information, see below or visit the OneDrive Classroom Technology page.

OneDrive Instructions: Quick Links

  • File storage space of 1TB.
  • Create and edit Microsoft Office documents from a web browser using Office Online—no additional software is needed!
  • Collaborate on a Microsoft Office document in real-time with your colleague using Office Online.
  • Synchronize of your files so you always have access to the latest version.
  • Access files from anywhere using a web browser or mobile device—no need to connect to the VPN and map the M Drive.
  • Share files with your colleagues inside and outside the Mason community.
  • Email someone a OneDrive file with no limit to the size (no hitting the email quota limit).

This service is available 24/7, excluding planned outages, normal maintenance windows, and unavoidable events. Maintenance windows are Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. but may be extended to 2 p.m., if needed. If maintenance is required outside of these hours, it will be announced on the Alerts & Bulletins page.