OneDrive For Business Apps for Desktop and Mobile Devices

You can sync and backup your computer’s files using OneDrive for Business through a web browser or through desktop and mobile apps. This page will explain how to download these apps and configure them to access your USC OneDrive for Business files.

OneDrive for Windows

Download the App

If your computer is running the Windows 10 operating system, the OneDrive desktop app is already installed. If your computer is running Windows 8.1, 7, or Vista, download the app through Microsoft’s OneDrive website at

Configure the App

To configure the Windows OneDrive app to access the files in your USC Office 365 account:

  1. Click the cloud icon in the Windows task bar to set up OneDrive.
  2. OneDrive Windows 10 Click
    NOTE: On computers running the Windows 8.1 operating systems, you will see the Set Up OneDrive screen when you launch OneDrive. Click Work or school to continue.
    OneDrive Windows 8

  3. On the Microsoft OneDrive screen that appears, enter your USC email address and click Sign in.
  4. OneDrive Windows Office365

  5. OneDrive will now connect to the USC servers.
  6. The Windows Security will appear. Enter your USC email address and password then check the box labelled Remember my credentials.
  7. OneDrive Windows ADFS

  8. Click OK
  9. On the This is your OneDrive folder screen, click Next.
  10. OneDrive Windows Next

  11. On the Sync files from your OneDrive screen, choose the files you want OneDrive to sync and click Next.
  12. OneDrive Windows Selective Sync

  13. On the Your OneDrive is ready for you screen, Click Open my OneDrive – University of Southern California folder to view your files.
  14. OneDrive Windows Ready

OneDrive for Mac

Download the App

To download the OneDrive for Mac app:

  1. From a Mac OS X-based desktop computer, go to the Mac App Store.
  2. Search for OneDrive.
  3. Find the OneDrive icon and click Get.
  4. OneDrive Mac Get

  5. Click Install App.
  6. Sign-in to your App Store account to begin the download.

Configure the App

Once you have downloaded OneDrive from the Mac App Store:

  1. Go to your Applications folder and click the OneDrive icon.
  2. OneDriveMac-Icon

  3. On the Set up OneDrive screen, enter your USC email address and click Sign in.
  4. OneDriveMac-signin

  5. You will be brought to the Office 365 screen. Click the password field and wait for it to redirect you to the login screen.
  6. OneDriveMacSignIn2

  7. Enter your USC Net ID email address and password and click Log in.
  8. OneDriveMacADFS

  9. The This Is Your OneDrive Folder screen will appear. Click Choose OneDrive Folder Location.
  10. OneDriveMac-Choose folder

  11. Navigate to the where you want your OneDrive folder to be installed and click Choose a location.
  12. OneDriveMac-Location

  13. The This Is Your OneDrive Folder screen will reappear. Click Next.
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  15. The Sync Files from Your OneDrive screen will appear. Either click All files and folders on my OneDrive to make all of your OneDrive files accessible on your computer or click Choose folders to sync to select the folders you would like to sync with OneDrive for Business and then click Next.
  16. OneDriveMac-Sync

  17. The Your OneDrive is Ready for You screen will appear. Check Open at login so my files sync automatically and then click Open my OneDrive – University of Southern California folder.
  18. OneDriveMac-Ready

  19. Your OneDrive folder will open and you are now ready to work with OneDrive for Business on your computer.
  20. To add your OneDrive folder to your Favorites in Finder, drag your OneDrive folder into Favorites.

    You can also access your OneDrive folder by clicking the cloud icon on the top menu bar.

OneDrive for Mobile Devices

To download and install the OneDrive for Business app for Android, iOS, or Windows mobile devices, click the Microsoft links below from your mobile device. When prompted for an email address and password during the installation, use your USC NetID email address and password.