Access OneDrive files in Acrobat, Acrobat Reader

You can easily store and access files from your OneDrive consumer or business file storage account when you’re working in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader on your desktop.


Microsoft will decommission Office 365 discovery API on November 1, 2019. Acrobat or Reader and OneDrive business integration uses Office 365 discovery API. The decommissioning of the Office 365 discovery API will break the integration. To fix this problem, update your Acrobat/Reader to the latest release – on the Help menu, click Check for updates and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update process.

Add your OneDrive account and access files

  1. Choose Home > Add an Account, and then click the Add button for OneDrive. (Alternatively, you can also add an account from the custom open/save dialog).

    Add OneDrive account

  2. Provide your OneDrive account’s email address in the Sign In dialog box, and click Continue.

    Sign in to OneDrive

  3. You may be prompted to choose your account type – personal or business. Click the appropriate button.

    Choose OneDrive account type

  4. Your default browser opens, and prompts you to complete the authentication. Provide your password, and then click Sign in.

    OneDrive sign in dialog

  5. Acrobat requests your permission to access your contacts, and manage files. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog.

    Final confirmation dialog

  6. Your browser prompts you to go back to Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to complete adding your OneDrive account. Click Yes.

    Open in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader
    An example of Acrobat prompt in the Edge browser

  7. Your OneDrive account is added in the left pane under the Files section. A list of files/folders is displayed. All the actions specific to the selected file type are available in the right context pane, and also from a custom open/save dialog box.

    Your OneDrive files in Home View


Search, sort, and filter commands are yet not available in the Home view for OneDrive files.

Remove your OneDrive account

  1. In the Home view, click the Edit/Pencil icon next to Files.

    Edit button for online accounts

  2. Click the cross icon next to the account you want to remove, and then click Done next to Files.

    Cross and Done options to remove an account

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