Set up the OneDrive app on Xbox 360

Overview

To use OneDrive on your console, you need:

  • To be signed into an Xbox Live Account

  • At least 110 megabytes (MB) of available storage space

Topics

Download the OneDrive app

To download the OneDrive app, follow these steps:

  1. On your console, sign in with your Xbox Live gamertag.

  2. Select apps and then select Browse Apps.

  3. Browse for OneDrive.

  4. Select OneDrive to download and install the app.

To start OneDrive later, select apps, My Apps, and then select OneDrive.

Sign in and view OneDrive

  1. Select apps, My Apps, and then OneDrive.

    Note The first time you start the OneDrive app, you will be prompted to enter the password to the Microsoft account that is associated with your gamertag and Xbox Live account.

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Note The default setting is keep me signed in. If you do not uncheck this box, the app is activated, and you will not be prompted to sign in again.

  1. From the Photos and Video hub, you can access any of the photo or video folders you have stored on your OneDrive.

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  1. For further choices navigate to:

    • all files – This hub lets you view all of the files that are stored on your OneDrive. However, you can only view the properties of files that are not photos or videos.

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  • shared – This hub lets you access the folders that were shared with you by other users of OneDrive. For example, your mom goes on vacation and then posts all of her pictures to her OneDrive. She then shares access to that folder with you, so that you can view, copy, and print the pictures. That folder will show up on this hub on your Xbox.

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  • settings - Lets you to change your sign in preference, tune your Kinect sensor, find support, and review the privacy and terms of use.

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  1. Select something to watch, and then do one of the following:

    • Press A to select the item.

    • Press Y to start a slideshow.

Issues while associating your gamertag to your OneDrive account

You might see the following error when trying to sign into the OneDrive app.

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To resolve this problem, follow these steps:

  1. Exit the OneDrive app.
  2. Press the Guide button in the center of your controller.
  3. Move right to the Settings tab.
  4. Select Profile.
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  1. Select Account Security.
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  1. On the Account Security screen, select Security Proofs.
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  1. If you haven’t already stored your password, you’ll be prompted to sign in with it. To sign in, select Continue. If you’ve already stored your password, skip to step 9.
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  1. Enter the password for your Microsoft account and select Next.
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    Note If you select Remember Password, you won’t be prompted to enter it again later.

  1. On the Security Info screen, the proofs that are associated with your account are displayed. If you want to change your proofs, learn how at Microsoft security proofs. Select Continue to return to the Account Security screen.
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  1. On the Account Security screen, press the Guide button on your controller again.
  2. Go to apps, My Apps, and then OneDriveto start the OneDrive app again.

Notes

  • The first time you start the OneDrive app, you’ll be prompted to enter the password for the Microsoft account that’s associated with your gamertag or Xbox Live account. Once you’ve entered it, you won’t be asked again.
  • The default is keep me signed in. If you do not uncheck this box, the app is activated, and you will not be prompted again.
  • If you don't see the content you expect, verify that the OneDrive program that you use on your phone or computer is using the same Microsoft account that you used to create your gamertag and Xbox Live accounts. You must use the same Microsoft account to view your content on all of your devices.

To view the photos and videos on your OneDrive from your Xbox, you need to use the same Microsoft account for OneDrive and Xbox. We recommend having only one account per person so that all your content, contacts, security info, and billing info is in one place. You have a couple options:

  • Move your Xbox gamertag to the Microsoft account that you use for OneDrive. For information about how to do this, see the “Can I switch my gamertag to a different Microsoft account?” section of the Questions about a Microsoft account or a gamertag page.

  • Move your OneDrive content to the Microsoft account that is connected to your Xbox. The fastest way to do this is by using the OneDrive desktop app to unlink your account.

    Note You must be using a Windows 8-based computer or a Windows RT-based computer to download and install the OneDrive desktop application.

To move your OneDrive content to the Microsoft account that is connected to your Xbox, follow these steps:

Note If you sign in to a Windows 8-based computer using a Microsoft account, you can't unlink the Microsoft account using that computer.

  1. Unlink the account that you use with OneDrive. To do this, right-click the OneDrive icon in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar and click Settings. Then, on the Settings tab, click Unlink OneDrive.

  2. After you unlink your account, move the OneDrive folder on your computer to a different file system location.

  3. Restart OneDrive and sign in with the account you use with your Xbox. You'll need to select the location for your OneDrive folder again.

  4. Copy the content from the OneDrive folder you moved to the new OneDrive folder that was created.

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