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OneDrive - How to Access UWGB Documents for Non-UWGB (External) Users.

These are instructions for non-UWGB persons who are sent a link from a UWGB OneDrive user.

Related KBs:
OneDrive - UWGB User Guide 

In order to successfully access a Shared Link, you will need ONE of the following:

  1. A account.  
  2. A work\school account that is licensed for Office 365. (like,,,
  3. A Microsoft Account. (like,,,

*Not ALL school accounts are automatically licensed to use OneDrive.  The campus must be licensed for Office 365. If your campus or corporation is not licensed for Office 365, you may use an existing Microsoft account that you have or you can create a new one. (free at

Steps in using the OneDrive link:

1. Open the email message and click on the folder or file link.


2. If you have a school or work account that is licensed for Office 365, you may log in the top section labeled Sign in with your work or school account:


You might see this screen (below). Select the choice 1 to login with a Microsoft Account and select choice 2 if your campus account is licensed for Office 365.


3. Otherwise, choose the Link close to the bottom of the page: Sign in with a Microsoft Account.


You will be redirected to the Microsoft login screen and after logging in you'll have access to the shared files\folder.


Note: If you don't have an existing Microsoft Account, you will need to create one.

Alternately, you can select the link shown below: Don't have a Microsoft Account? Sign up Now.

KeywordsExternal OneDrive Office 365 2019   Doc ID48940
OwnerKatelyn V.GroupUW Green Bay
Created2015-03-17 14:17:59Updated2020-09-01 12:06:51
SitesUW Green Bay
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