OneDrive   has gone through several versions and therefore has had several names ; It has been known as SkyDrive, Microsoft SkyDrive, Windows Live SkyDrive and Windows Live Folders.  It provides a file hosting service and was released at the beginning of 2014.

Currently this service offers users a space of 5 GB of storage totally free and additional 15 GB for the camera album.

It allows you to upload up to 5 files simultaneously with any browser . You can also install a tool such as ActiveX, this will allow you to drag an unlimited number of files directly from Windows Explorer . It can be accessed directly through your page from computers and also has applications for some versions of Windows that allow you to edit spreadsheets and other documents.

Relationship between OneDrive and Hotmail
Relationship between OneDrive and Hotmail

How to find OneDrive in Outlook or Hotmail?

There are several things to know about the OnDrive App and the great benefits it offers, this tool is very useful for sharing documents, images and videos conveniently from any platform, including Outlook or Hotmail login.

In the Outlook or Hotmail inbox , once the respective account is created , there is an icon bar that will be hidden until the mouse is slid; There is an icon called “SkyDrive” that refers to the Microsoft cloud , which gives you the ability to share all types of files and / or documents without having to use a pendrive.

SkyDrive or OneDrive (your current name) allows you to share different files, documents, etc. That can then be downloaded very easily from any other device that is connected to the internet. For this reason, OneDrive has versions for Mac, IPhone, Phone, Android, Windows and Outlook.

How does OneDrive work in Outlook or Hotmail?

The same Microsoft user that is used to log in to Hotmail is used to immediately open the session in OneDrive ; place that will allow you to comfortably create a variety of folders such as computer, being able to drag files, audios, videos, photos, etc. within themselves.

In order to use OneDrive, you must enter the application of your device of your choice or that you have.  Hotmail provides a space of 7 GB for storage and allows you to save countless files and documents, among others; in a very easy way.

It also allows the acquisition of 3 GB if the option of Camera Roll is enabled, which is an application that makes a secure copy of the photos taken from a Tablet or mobile , including other files that the device has downloaded. For this it establishes a backup every certain period of time .

You can be assured that whatever you decide to download and save in OneDrive, you will be fully secure and protected by your Microsoft or Hotmail account. This application gives you the ease of having a backup copy of what you want to save.

All you need to enjoy OneDrive services is to have an account in Outlook or use your old Hotmail account .

How to send files to OneDrive from Outlook

First, log in to Outlook through your Hotmail (Microsoft) account . Then you must click on the button located in the upper left corner and select OneDrive.

Click on the upload button and then in the window that opens, select the file you want to send. You can also open Windows Explorer and directly drag the file to OneDrive.

You must wait while the file is loading . Upload time will depend on the size of the file you are uploading.

When the upload is finished, you must right-click and select share . Immediately, enter the recipient’s email and click share . The recipient will receive an email, where they can download the file.

Some features of OneDrive

Office Online is part of OneDrive, and allows the user to create, edit, upload and share Microsoft Office documents directly within a web browser.

It allows the exchange of web links (favorites) between users, storing web links in a folder within OneDrive.

It allows integration with groups . Each group will be given an amount of 5 GB of storage space and this space is shared among the group members. Each group member will be allowed to access, create, delete and modify files within the group’s OneDrive folders.

Download zip files . In the drop-down menu, you will find the “more” option, which will allow you to download the entire directories.