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How do I set up OneDrive for Business as a network drive?

Follow the instructions below to map OneDrive for Business as a network drive. This will allow you to access your OneDrive files the same way you access other files on your computer, but without taking up any storage space. However, your files will not be accessible when you do not have an Internet connection, and your experience may be impacted by slow Internet speeds. For the best experience, ITS recommends using the Next Generation Sync Client.


Prepare Internet Explorer’s Security Settings

The following steps require that cookies be enabled and may require an administrator password. If you are unable to complete the steps below, work with your departmental IT support or submit a support request.

  1. Open Internet Explorer (the steps below must be completed in IE)
  2. Press Alt+T to bring up the Tools menu and select Internet Options
  3. Select the Security tab
  4. Select the Trusted sites zone and click Sites


  5. In the “Add this website to the zone:” field, enter https://* and click Add
  6. Click Close
  7. Copy the URL below, replace [FSUID] with your FSUID, and paste the link in IE:[FSUID]_fsu_edu/Documents

    Example: If your FSUID is sseminole, your URL would be:

  8. Without entering your email, check the box that says Keep me signed in
  9. Enter in the Email or phone field
  10. Click on the password field and you will be redirected to the Florida State Office 365 sign-in
  11. On the FSU sign in window, enter your email address and select Next
    On the next page, enter your FSUID password and select Sign In


Map your OneDrive for Business using File Explorer

  1. Open the Start Menu
  2. Type the word Computer and open Computer (Windows 7) or This PC (Windows 8/10)



  3. Select Map network drive from the top ribbon (if you do not see the ribbon pictured below, click the arrow highlighted in the top-right corner of the File Explorer window to expand it.)



  4. Select an unused drive letter (a drive letter is in use if it has any text after the :)
  5. Copy the URL below, replace [FSUID] with your FSUID, and paste the link in the Folder field:

    Example: If your FSUID is sseminole, your URL would be:

  6. Check the boxes next to Reconnect at sign-in and Connect using different credentials
  7. Enter as your username and your FSUID password
  8. Check the box for Remember my credentials and click OK
  9. Click Finish

Your OneDrive for Business folder should now be visible under the Network Locations section of  Computer (Windows 7) or This PC (Windows 8/10), as well listed in the left section of the File Explorer window. 

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