M365 -News – OneDrive – Personal Vault is available worldwide on all OneDrive personal accounts

M365 - OneDrive - Personal Vault feature for OneDrive

Hi All,

One interesting / important news from MS on 30 Sep. Personal Vault feature is available worldwide for all OneDrive personal accounts.

What is Personal Vault feature:

  1. Personal Vault in OneDrive is protected by identity verification, so we can store our more sensitive files.
  2. This is new layer of security to our OneDrive
  3. Personal Vault is protected area in OneDrive and can be only accessible using strong authentication mechanism or second step of identity verification – fingerprint, face, pin or a code sent via email or SMS
  4. Personal Vault also included features like encryption, suspicious monitoring, ransomware detection and recovery, mass file deletion and recovery, virus scanning on downloading for known threats and version history for all types.
  5. Currently by default for free personal account it supports only 3 files in Personal Vault.

Following is my personal OneDrive for my live account. “Personal Vault” icon/folder appears now for me as

M365 - OneDrive - My Personal OneDrive showing "Personal Vault" icon / folder
Fig1: M365 – OneDrive – My Personal OneDrive showing “Personal Vault” icon / folder

Once we clicked on “Personal Vault” folder, first time it asks for verification of our identity and then use the same method to access the files.

We could manage detailed Personal Vault settings from top icon on right hand side as

 M365 - OneDrive - Options fpr managing Personal Vault settings also lock the Personal Vault
Fig2: M365 – OneDrive – Option for managing Personal Vault settings also lock the Personal Vault

Once we clicked on “Personal Vault settings” we will be redirected to https://onedrive.live.com/?v=ManageVault from where using “Manage” command we could manage various setting related to security.

Fig3: M365 - OneDrive - Managing Personal Vault settings also lock the Personal Vault
Fig3: M365 – OneDrive – Managing Personal Vault settings also lock the Personal Vault

I’ll leave now you guys to explore more πŸ™‚ I would say this is very good feature added by MS to OneDrive. Try, explore and use it πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

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Prasham Sabadra

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