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How do I create files and folders in OneDrive for Business?

Published: 25 June 2021 Last updated: 21 December 2021

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Create a file via the OneDrive for Business website

  1. Select New from the command bar.
  1. Select the document type you’d like to create.
  1. It will be given a generic name such as Document by default. To rename the file, click the file name in the title bar and then type a name.
  2. Press Enter or select the document page to confirm.

All changes are automatically saved in the Office online apps, so when you go back to OneDrive, your new file is already saved. You’ll see the saving status next to the document name.

Create folders via the OneDrive website

  1. Select New > Folder.
  1. Enter a name for the folder and then select Create.

Create a file in an Office desktop app

  1. Open a desktop app, like a Word, Excel , or PowerPoint.
  2. Select File > Save As.
  3. Select your OneDrive location then select the folder you want to store the file in.
  4. Type a name for the file and select Save.

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