Once you have set up OneDrive, the next step is to transfer your files into it. 

OneDrive has a service called Known Folder Backup which will back up the contents of your Desktop, Documents and Pictures folders to the cloud. 

Right-click on the blue cloud in the system tray (located on the right-hand side of the taskbar) and click Settings


Click on the Backup Tab and click Manage backup


Ensure that Desktop, Documents and Pictures are selected.  Then click Start Backup.


If you have files stored in other locations on your computer, you will need to copy them to your OneDrive – Maynooth University folder.  You can either copy them into this folder yourself or set up the Known Folder Backup feature described above and copy the data into your Documents folder where it will be synchronised with the OneDrive cloud storage.