Microsoft OneDrive is a popular cloud storage service that is deeply integrated with Windows 10. If you are a OneDrive user, you probably want to keep track of how much storage space you use. We show you how to check this.
Like the cloud storage offering from Google and Dropbox, OneDrive includes free storage (5 GB) and paid plans for additional storage. Regardless of what level you̵
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What counts for OneDrive storage?
Unlike Google’s cloud storage, OneDrive doesn’t count email toward your storage. Microsoft Outlook includes its own free storage space of 15 GB. You can upgrade your Outlook storage independently of OneDrive.
The services that do count towards your OneDrive storage include Microsoft 365 apps. Synced files and notebooks from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote are stored in OneDrive. Everything you upload manually (including photos and videos) also counts, of course.
For Windows users, OneDrive is built in and acts as an extra drive on your hard drive. Anything uploaded to the OneDrive folder also counts toward your storage.
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How to check OneDrive storage
The easiest way to check your OneDrive storage is to go to onedrive.live.com/managestorage in a web browser. There you will see a breakdown of how much storage space you are using. Select “Taking up space” to see the largest files you have saved.
On the same screen, you can click “Upgrade” to buy more storage and click “Redeem OneDrive Code” if you need to enter one.
That’s all there is to it. We appreciate that Microsoft makes it easy to find the files that take up the most space. This makes it easy to free up some space. Please keep an eye on this page to make sure you don’t exceed your limit.
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