Office 365 - OneDrive - 6TB - but 1TB per user


  1. Posts : 618
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    Office 365 - OneDrive - 6TB - but 1TB per user


    Up front, I do not (yet) have a license on Office 365, just on 2016.

    If I would subscribe to Office 365 Premium, I would be entitled to a maximum of 6TB OneDrive space.
    However..., that would then be limited to 1TB per person.

    If I am the only one using 365, then I guess there is, regretfully, no way to get the additional 5TB, because it is limited to just me - 1 user.
    (Using Office 365 on both a laptop and pc)


    Is there a workaround for this?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by tfwul; 29 Oct 2018 at 01:17.
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  2. pparks1's Avatar
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    Yes, it's limited to 1TB per user. However, you can use the website and logon multiple users there and upload stuff into that one drive space.

    You will need to setup additional email addresses to use for each account. You could also create additional accounts on your devices and logon as those fictional people to utilize the space.

    I love the fact that I get 6TB of space in OneDrive, but I don't even use 400GB of space between my wife and myself. We have our phones upload pics automatically up there.
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  3. Posts : 618
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    Thank you!
    Indeed, I thought of the 'additional email addresses-solution'.

    However, what I don't know is what the consequences may be of creating these, let's say, OneDrive non-used email addresses.
    Where to create?
    Probably the email account should also be created within Outlook?
    Again, currently I don't have 365 yet.
    It is a bit vague as to how to handle this correctly.

    In your situation, whilst assuming you are using 365, you and your wife have different email accounts, so different mailboxes and different .ost files and probably using different hardware? (e.g. each having their own laptop)


    Thanks again.
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  4. pparks1's Avatar
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    tfwul said:
    However, what I don't know is what the consequences may be of creating these, let's say, OneDrive non-used email addresses.
    Where to create?
    I use an ancient hotmail account that I got many moons ago. For my wife, and kid's accounts, I created them at outlook.com.
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    tfwul said:
    Probably the email account should also be created within Outlook?
    We don't use Outlook for any of these email addresses. We just check on them from time to time with a web browser.
    tfwul said:
    In your situation, whilst assuming you are using 365, you and your wife have different email accounts, so different mailboxes and different .ost files and probably using different hardware? (e.g. each having their own laptop)
    Both the wife and I use Gmail for our primary email, with our ISP provided email as our secondary. I am running Office 365 on a Mac and not using Outlook. My wife is still running a standalone copy of Office 2013 that I bought before going to Office 365 and she runs Outlook on her laptop to check our ISP email...which we are moving away from.

    On my son's Windows 10 desktop computer, I have an account on the computer and so does he. I have his account setup to use OneDrive and Office 365, however I have kept my account on his computer just local with no office stuff setup.

    My daughter has a Mac and she has Office 365 installed on her computer. She doesn't use her computer for email, she gets it on he iPhone and through the browser.
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  5. Posts : 618
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    Many thanks for your elaborate reply. I was hoping you and your wife (and maybe others) were using Outlook from 365 for Windows from various devices and see how that would have been set up, e.g. both using the laptop, but different email accounts, etc.

    Anyway, thanks again!
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  6. Kari's Avatar
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    First, create a few new Microsoft (outlook.com) email addresses, then share your O365 with them. If you are the only user of O365 Home Premium subscription and want to use all 6 TB, create five extra MS accounts in addition to one used to subscribe.

    When done, make all those five extra O365 users, your additional MS accounts, to share their OneDrive with your original subscription account, and add these five shared OD accounts to your original account. Now you have full 6 TB available through your original O365 / OD account.

    Instructions in this tutorial: OneDrive - Sync Multiple Accounts in Windows | Windows 10 Tutorials

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