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How to securely store files in OneDrive’s “Personal Vault”

How to securely store files in OneDrive’s “Personal Vault”
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Personal Vault is a secure area inside OneDrive. Microsoft encourages users to store their personal critical documents such as your driver's license, copies of passports, and bank statements in the Personal Vault. It is available to anyone who has a Microsoft 365 account. 

1) In the OneDrive folder in the File Explorer, click Personal Vault

How to securely store files in OneDrive’s “Personal Vault”

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2) Click Next on the Personal Vault pop-up.

How to securely store files in OneDrive’s “Personal Vault”

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3) Click Allow to complete Personal Vault setup.

How to securely store files in OneDrive’s “Personal Vault”

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4) Select one of the communication methods - email or phone number - to verify your identity.

How to securely store files in OneDrive’s “Personal Vault”

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5) Enter the code you received on the communication method.

How to securely store files in OneDrive’s “Personal Vault”

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6) Click Verify to complete setup and open the vault.

How to securely store files in OneDrive’s “Personal Vault”

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7) Add files to the Personal Vault folder as you would in any other folder. 

How to securely store files in OneDrive’s “Personal Vault”

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8) To lock the Personal Vault click on the Personal Vault icon on the Taskbar. 

How to securely store files in OneDrive’s “Personal Vault”

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9) Click Lock Personal Vault

How to securely store files in OneDrive’s “Personal Vault”

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