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Why Is Microsoft Making OneDrive Hard To Access?

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 by | Filed Under: Cloud Storage, Quick Tips

Harry is having a hard time logging into his Microsoft OneDive account. He writes:  “Trying to get an account at OneDrive is like trying to break into Ft Knox. I set up an account, and it won’t accept my password. I give up.”

Harry, I’m not sure what your exact issue is. But actually getting a OneDrive account is pretty simple. If you already have any kind of Microsoft account (That includes an, Hotmail, MSN or LiveMail e-mail address), you’ve already got a OneDrive account. You can log in with that e-mail address and password.

Setting up an account is also very easy.  Click here to go to the OneDrive webpage.

Sign in with your Microsoft account or click Sign up for free. Provide an e-mail address and a password and follow the instructions.


If you’ve already created an account and are unable to log in with the password, it’s likely that you’re putting the password in incorrectly. Perhaps with extra spaces or characters that you just aren’t seeing.  I promise you that Microsoft is not randomly changing your password. One tip I can suggest is that you type your password out in a document first and save it. Then copy and paste that password into the box when you create yours. When you go to log in to you account, try copying and pasting the password instead of typing it. Or consider a password manager.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “Why Is Microsoft Making OneDrive Hard To Access?”

  1. Bob Price says:

    I like OneDrive but do not like the auto-sync. I want to decide when to sync and not be automatic. I clicked to that site to learn how to turn off auto-sync. The eight or nine steps required is frustrating. They really don’t want users to turn it off, and make it very difficult to do.

    One can easily “pause” but that’s not what I prefer. Just another “automatic” gimmick that is intentionally designed to be very difficult to manage.

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