First Look at the New OneDrive Personal Vault

First Look at the New OneDrive Personal Vault



Learn more about the Personal Vault, a protected area in OneDrive that you can only access with a strong authentication method or a second step of identity verification, such as your fingerprint, face, PIN, or a code sent to you via email or SMS. Your locked files in Personal Vault have an extra layer of security, keeping them more secured in the event that someone gains access to your account or your device.

Read more about the OneDrive Personal Vault:

As full-disclosure, I work at Microsoft as a full-time employee.

20 thoughts on “First Look at the New OneDrive Personal Vault

  1. My OneDrive has just stopped starting automatically when I sign in to my win10! I've tried to change the settings by enabling "start onedrive automatically", but it would uncheck it every time I close the settings 🙁
    Any Idea what's going on?

  2. So, I'm at the airport, and I don't have my passport. Could I use Onedrive Personal Vault to show my image of my passport and get through? If so, is that legal? Also, seeing that Microsoft has the algorithm for the proprietary encryptoin, is it safe from snooping from Microsoft?

  3. I use Open Office instead of Microsoft Word. I thought OneDrive was uploading those files too. Turns out, that's not the case. Some of those files are in OneDrive, but not all. I lost a file yesterday and thought it would be saved in OD, but it's not there.

  4. Thanks for your videos Kevin. I find them very useful and practical. I am not able to get the OneDrive personal Vault on my MacBook Air but I can see it on my iPhone. I later researched and noted that Microsoft has not made it available for MacBook yet. Is there a workaround? How can I access my files on Personal Vault off-line on MacBook Air?

  5. Thanks! It could be the best cloud service at all, if they would add an end2end zero knowledge encryption to that folder as well. A lot of people especially in Europe are very concerned about missing security of their data and that‘s the number one reason avoiding cloud services at all…

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