Back up your data using OneDrive

OneDrive for Business allows you to save and back up files on the cloud. You can save it on your machine and access it on another device online. 

Download and install OneDrive for Business

  1. Navigate to and enter your then click Next.
  2. On the UCT sign-in page, enter your UCT password, then click Sign In.
  3. When the Office 365 portal opens, click OneDrive.
    • OneDrive comes pre-installed with Windows 10. If you have Windows 10 installed, in the bottom left corner of the screen click Get the OneDrive apps > Click here to download.
    • If you're using any other operating system, click Download.
  4. The OneDriveSetup.exe file will be saved in your Downloads folder.
  5. Locate the file in your Downloads folder and right click it > click Run as administrator.
  6. Once the installation is completed, a cloud icon  will appear in the taskbar at the bottom of your screen.
  7. Click the cloud and sign in with your and password.
  8. When you open File Explorer, there will be a OneDrive – University of Cape Town option in the left hand column.
  9. You will now get the option to save files in your OneDrive folder.
    NOTE: Regularly click the cloud icon in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen to ensure your OneDrive – University of Cape Town Up to date.