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An extra layer of security with OneDrive Personal Vault

Personal Vault in OneDrive is protected by identity verification, so you can store your most sensitive files in the cloud and access them where you go. 1

Keep your most important documents secured

Protect digital copies of your passport, driver’s license, and other important documents in Personal Vault. Your files will be secured by identity verification, yet easily accessible across your devices.

A screenshot showing the OneDrive Personal Vault feature on both a mobile device and a desktop interface.

Secured by identity verification

You can conveniently unlock and access Personal Vault files with your fingerprint, face, SMS code or other methods.2

Scan files directly into Personal Vault

Use the OneDrive mobile app on iOS or Android to scan documents, take pictures, or shoot videos directly into Personal Vault.

Automatically Locks

Personal Vault automatically relocks on your PC, device, or online after a short period of inactivity.3 Any open files also lock and require reauthentication to access.

Take sensitive files with you

Store sensitive or important files like your passport, driver's license, or insurance documents in your Personal Vault. Files stay safe, and in a place where you can easily reach them.

Available on any device

Access your Personal Vault from your OneDrive in a web browser, the mobile app, or right from File Explorer on your Windows 11 PC.

Get more from OneDrive security

Personal Vault adds to OneDrive's robust security which includes file encryption, scanning for viruses, and monitoring for suspicious activity.

Find out more about Personal Vault

  • [1] A Microsoft 365 Personal or Family subscription is required to store more than 3 files in Personal Vault. Image shown above depicts OneDrive with a Microsoft 365 Personal account. OneDrive 100 GB plans and Basic 5 GB free accounts can store a maximum of 3 files in Personal Vault. Personal Vault is not available in OneDrive for school or work.
  • [2] Face and fingerprint verification requires specialized hardware including a Windows Hello capable device, fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor, or other biometric sensors and capable devices.
  • [3] Automatic locking interval varies by device and can be set by the user.

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