UIUC AnyWare - General Purpose Machine and Graphics Enabled Desktop - Saving, Uploading, and Downloading Files with OneDrive
UIUC AnyWare General Purpose Desktops (On-Campus and Azure) have direct integration with campus Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage.
What folders are sync'd with OneDrive
What folders are sync'd with OneDrive when using UIUC AnyWare General Purpose Desktops?
For General Purpose Machine and Graphics Enabled Desktop, the Desktop and Documents folders are automatically sync'd to OneDrive cloud storage.
If you need to save files while working in UIUC AnyWare General Purpose Desktops, utilizing the Desktop and Documents folders will allow files saved in these folders to be available to you in future UIUC AnyWare sessions. Because of the sync with OneDrive, these same files will be available through the OneDrive app and also OneDrive via Web.
To further explain, the Downloads folder is not sync'd to OneDrive. Any files saved in the Downloads folder will not be available for a future session.
- The cloud icon shown alongside Desktop and Documents folders indicates that the folder is sync'd to OneDrive.
- The cloud icon shown alongside a file indicates that the file is sync'd to OneDrive.
How to save a file to OneDrive from an Application
To save a file to OneDrive directly from an application,
choose the "Save As" option > select OneDrive > and choose the appropriate folder in OneDrive.
Below is an example saving from Microsoft Word
Below is an example saving from Notepad ++
How to use local computer files with UIUC AnyWare
Can I use files on my local computer with UIUC AnyWare?
If you have files on your local machine that you would like to use on UIUC AnyWare, you have a few options.
1. OneDrive App
Install the OneDrive app on your local machine and log into the OneDrive app with your UIUC campus credentials. You can copy files from your local machine to the Desktop or Documents folder in the OneDrive app.
2. OneDrive via web browser
By navigating to onedrive.live.com and logging in with your campus credentials, you can upload files from your local machine to the Desktop or Documents folder in OneDrive.
3. File Transfer
Transfer files from your local computer to the UIUC AnyWare Desktop utilizing File Explorer. See this answers article https://answers.uillinois.edu/105140
Using other cloud storage options with UIUC AnyWare
Can I use other cloud storage with UIUC AnyWare?
Box Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, or other cloud storage can still be used via web browser. Keep in mind that any files downloaded and modified will need to be manually copied back to Box Drive or Google Drive, etc...
I see departmental Desktops - How is file management handled for these?
UIUC AnyWare Departmental Desktops may not integrate with OneDrive for folder sync.
Before using a Departmental Desktop, please contact a departmental help desk to learn about file management for each respective UIUC AnyWare desktops.
- If using the EWS Desktop - email@example.com
- If using the Gies (College of Business) Desktop - firstname.lastname@example.org
- If using the Scholarly Commons (Library) Desktop - email@example.com
- If using the ACES Desktop - firstname.lastname@example.org