How to 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. 


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. 

  • Sign-in using your U of I Email Address and Password.   

  • Using the navigation menus on the left pane or top menu bar, select your department.

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  • Once you are at your department Storage Site, It is highly recommended to "follow” the site by clicking on the star in the upper right (change "Not Following" to "Following").  

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  • 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. 

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


Access Denied

When you attempt to visit a department site you may see and "Access Denied" error message. This is because you have not been provided access to any folders within the Department Storage Site. You will need to talk with your supervisor to be added to the group(s) needed to access folders.

Note: after you are added to a storage folder group, it may take an hour for you to be able to access the site.

Example "Access Denied" Screen

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