Lehigh OneDrive Overview

OneDrive for Business, also referred to as Lehigh OneDrive, is a personal document library intended for storing and organizing your documents and other files. OneDrive is part of your Lehigh Office 365 account. When you use a web browser to access Lehigh OneDrive, you can create and edit Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.) without actually having Office installed on your computer. You can access your Lehigh OneDrive files from anywhere. You can also choose to share files with others within and outside the University.

Getting Connected

There are several different ways to connect to your Lehigh OneDrive account depending on your situation and the device you are using. You can select one or multiple options below to connect to Lehigh OneDrive:

Storage Space Quota

All Lehigh users have a 1TB quota for Lehigh OneDrive. Within your Lehigh OneDrive space there is a limit of 20,000 files and/or folders. Individual file sizes can be up to 10GB in size.

Using your Lehigh OneDrive Space

Lehigh OneDrive can be used efficiently in a number of ways. Exactly how you use it, however, can depend on how you are connecting to the space.

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu

Access the OneDrive Web Interface

The OneDrive Web Interface can be accessed using any web browser. To begin, in the browser address box, type the following URL: https://portal.office.com Enter your full Lehigh email (e.g., xxxxxx@lehigh.edu), and then enter the password that you use to access Lehigh Gmail, Course Site, etc. (Note: This is a new login  procedure as of 1/13/20, as we have enabled Single Sign-on for Microsoft Office). 

 

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu

Restore Deleted Files or Folders in Lehigh OneDrive

Using the web interface for accessing Lehigh OneDrive, you can quickly restore deleted files and folders using the instructions below. NOTE: Deleted items go into the recycle bin where they stay until they are automatically removed 90 days later.

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Inside your Lehigh Office 365 account, click on the Settings icon gear.PNG (looks like a gear) in the top right corner of the screen and choose Site settings from the dropdown.

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Site settings
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Under Site Collection Administration, click Recycle bin.

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Recycle Bin
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The contents of your recycle bin will be shown. Click in the box next to the item or items you want to recover and click Restore Selection.

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You will be asked if you are sure you wish to restore the items. Click OK to move the file(s) from the recycle bin to your OneDrive document library.

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Click OneDrive on the top blue bar to return to your document library.

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OneDrive

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu

Sharing Files in Lehigh OneDrive

You can give one or more people permission to view or edit files in Lehigh OneDrive. The following instructions assume that you are logged into the Web interface of your Lehigh OneDrive account.

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Select the file you would like to share. Click on the Open Menu icon openmenu.PNG under the Edit column next to the file name.

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A box will appear showing you some basic information about the file. Click on SHARE near the bottom.

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After you click on SHARE, a new action box will appear. To invite a Lehigh user to this document, simply start typing their name or email address in the field provided and a search will be made of Lehigh's LDAP directory to find the user. Click on the appropriate person from the search results. To invite someone that is external to the University, just enter their email address and confirm by clicking on the item in the search results. Repeat this process to add multiple people to the list.

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Share settings
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Click the drop-down arrow on the right and select either Can edit or Can view, whichever is appropriate for this person or list of people.

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You can optionally include a message that will be sent to the selected person(s).

Note that the box next to "Require sign-in" is checked by default. Lehigh users will sign in with their Lehigh email address and password. Non-Lehigh users will need to use a personal Microsoft account to login. If you are sharing with someone from another University that is also using Microsoft's Office 365, then they will be able to use their University email and password just as we do.

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Once you click Share, email invitations will be sent to all selected users. A pop-up box will appear briefly in the top right corner of the screen indicating that the file has been shared.

You will notice that the selected file now has a picture of several people under the sharing column.

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Shared

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu