ONEDRIVE: Install the Latest Version of OneDrive on your Mac or Windows Computer




How do I install the latest version of OneDrive on my 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 the Windows File explorer or the Mac Finder.

OneDrive for Mac and Windows

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

  1. Windows users open your web browser and go to and click the Click here to download link to begin the download.

OneDrive for Windows

  1. Mac users, go to and click Install OneDrive for Mac.
  2. Locate the downloaded file and run it (install).
  3. After the file has installed, you will need to login to OneDrive.  On a Windows machine, look for the gray clouds icon near the clock; on a Mac, look at the menu bar.

Updates for OneDrive

  1. 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 login to OneDrive, these icons will turn blue, indicating you are signed-in.
  2. 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.


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Sun 1/30/22 9:40 PM
Sun 1/30/22 9:40 PM