If you use Microsoft’s OneDrive, did you know there is a personal vault (protected area) in OneDrive where you can store your most important or sensitive files? I totally forgot about the newly added “personal vault” and happened across it while browsing my OneDrive files. It was at this point I needed to know the basics in setting up my “personal vault”.
Here is what you need to do:
Personal Vault is a special folder in your OneDrive that’s protected by an extra layer of security. You’ll need to set it up separately on each device where you want to use it.
- The first time you see Personal Vault in your OneDrive, you’ll see a message where you can select Get started.
If you don’t see the message or you dismissed it, browse to your OneDrive and select the Personal Vault folder.
- Read about Personal Vault and select Next.
- In the Verify your identity dialog box, verify your account info and make note of your email address in case you want it for the next step. Then select Verify.
- Choose a verification method. For example, select Text and follow the instructions to send yourself a text message on your phone.
If you’re using text or email, you’ll need to find the text or email message and type in the code that you were sent.
Click the source link below to learn more about uploading files to your personal vault; moving files to your personal vault; and/or, unlocking or locking your personal vault…