Your Student Desktop H: Drive only has a limited amount of space, so you can store extra files on your University OneDrive. We recommend you keep files you are currently working on in your H: Drive, and transfer them to your OneDrive for storage - see Saving and Document Storage for more details.
ut there's another advantage to your OneDrive beyond additional space - although you can access the Student Desktop from anywhere on any computer, you can access your OneDrive through your StudentMail, without logging in to the Student Desktop at all. You can even edit files in your OneDrive online, without even downloading them, using Office 365 Online.
- It's important to make sure you are fully logged in before accessing your OneDrive. If you get an error message or there is a red cross over your OneDrive icon, just wait a few more moments
- Open any folder and click on the OneDrive icon in the sidepane
- You can now see any files you have stored in your OneDrive. Use this folder in the normal way. For example, you can move files into your OneDrive using copy and paste, or drag and drop
- From within Word, choose to Save, Save As, or Open as normal
- Double-click on OneDrive - University of Otago
- You can also single-click OneDrive - University of Otago and then click Browse
- The window that opens is your OneDrive and you can save or open a file as normal
- Log in to your StudentMail at www.otago.ac.nz/studentmail
- Click on the "squares" symbol in the top corner of the screen and choose OneDrive from the menu
- You can now view and use all the files stored in your OneDrive
- Select the file with a single-click
- Click Download in the menu at the top of the screen
- The file will download to your downloads folder, or you will be asked whether to open or save the file. Important! If you want to edit the file, make sure you download the file rather than opening it or any changes you make may not be saved.