How do I access SharePoint Storage?



The University of Idaho has created a SharePoint Storage Hub Site available through the Microsoft 365 dashboard.   This storage is for department shared spaces internal to U of I.  It is not to be used for any High Risk Data that might compromise the confidentiality of our students, staff, faculty, and partners.  


Login to SharePoint for the First Time

When you are added to the SharePoint Storage sites for the first time, there are a few simple steps to take to tailor your ongoing experience.  

  • From your browser, go to  to access the folders on the University of Idaho's SharePoint Storage site. 

  • Login using your U of I Email Address and Password.   

  • Using the navigation menus on the left pane on your screen, select your department. 

  • It is highly recommended to "follow” your department/group share by clicking on the star in the upper right (change "Not Following" to "Following").  


  • This will help you get to this site quickly from other Microsoft applications. 

  • It is also highly recommended you bookmark the location in your browser. 

Once logged in and on your department share, please verify you are seeing all the directories from your S: drive.  In addition, please navigate down into folders and open a few documents to make sure there are no issues with the data stored there. 

If you are having problems, go to our Support Page to submit an incident. 


Login to SharePoint Storage from within Microsoft 365

To access your shared storage, from your browser go to  Log in with your U of I email login and password and Duo MFA process.  Once complete, your screen should look like the picture below.  Click on the SharePoint icon (circled in Red).  


This will bring you to your SharePoint main site.  This site will bring you to a page that will show links to all the Microsoft 365 documents, shares, and Teams you are associated with.  To get to your new departmental Shared Space, click on Storage (see below).


Once there, you will see a star on the right side of your screen.  Click on the star to "follow" your shared space (change "Not Following" to "Following").  This will cause it to automatically show up when you log in next time.  You can also bookmark this page in your browser so that it is easy to find later.  


When you visit this site you will see a menu at the top of the page showing links to individual Department Storage Sites. This top and side menu navigation is available across all sites.

If you visit a Department Storage Site and you only see a "Readme.url" link, you do not currently have access to any folders on the site. You will need to work with your supervisor to get access to individual department folders.


Quick Links and More Information

SharePoint Storage Hub Site

Training Videos

Sync SharePoint Folders and Files​​​​​​


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