How To Duplicate A Word Document In Onedrive

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Today, I’d like to show you a detailed tutorial on duplicating a Word document on OneDrive. As someone who frequently handles documents and depends on OneDrive for online storage, I find this function extremely helpful. Whether you’re a student, a working individual, or just someone who wants to have a backup of important files, duplicating a Word document on OneDrive can be a convenient and efficient choice.

Step 1: Accessing OneDrive

To begin, open your web browser and go to the OneDrive website. Sign in with your Microsoft account or your organization’s account credentials. Once you’re logged in, you’ll be taken to your OneDrive dashboard where you can see all your files and folders.

Step 2: Locating the Document

Next, navigate to the folder where the Word document you want to duplicate is located. You can do this by clicking on the folders’ names or by using the search bar at the top of the page. Take a moment to find the document before proceeding to the next step.

Step 3: Selecting the Document

Once you’ve located the document, click on it to select it. You should see a checkbox appearing beside the document’s name or icon, indicating that it’s selected.

Step 4: Duplicating the Document

With the document selected, click on the “…” (more options) button located at the top of the page. A drop-down menu will appear, showing various options. From this menu, select “Make a copy.”

OneDrive will now create a duplicate of the selected document and save it in the same folder. The new document will have “Copy of” followed by the original document’s name.

Step 5: Renaming the Duplicate

If you wish to give the duplicate document a different name, you can simply click on it to select it, then click on the “…” button again and choose “Rename” from the menu. Enter the desired name for the duplicate document and press Enter. The document will now be renamed accordingly.

Now that you have successfully duplicated your Word document in OneDrive, you can use the copy for different purposes, such as making edits without affecting the original or sharing it with others while keeping the original private.


Duplicating a Word document in OneDrive is a simple and practical process that can save you time and provide you with added flexibility. Whether you need a backup copy, want to collaborate on a document without altering the original, or have any other reason to create a duplicate, OneDrive makes it easy. Give it a try, and you’ll see how this feature can simplify your document management workflow.