Sometimes it’s helpful to have your OneDrive or SharePoint document library locally available on your computer instead of accessing it through a web browser. This will give you an experience similar to that of a local folder on your PC or Mac, but also sync the changes you make to the rest of your organization. It’s quick and easy to do:

  1. Navigate to and sign in with your email address.
  2. Click “SharePoint” on the landing page, and choose the SharePoint site you want to sync. If you aren’t sure, select the “search” option in the top middle. It may auto-populate the site you are looking for – but if not, just hit enter. You can then select the “sites” tab in the top middle and it will display a list of all sites you are a member of. Select your site.
  3. On the left hand side, you will see a “Documents” tab. Click it to view your document library.

Set-up sync

  1. On the SharePoint site that you want to sync files from, select Sync.

    Note: If your browser asks for permission to use OneDrive, confirm that it’s OK.

  2. Sign in to OneDrive to start syncing your files and finish OneDrive setup.

Work with your files in your file system

  • Once synced, your SharePoint files appear in File Explorer under the name of your organization, or in Mac Finder if you’re using a Mac.
  • Each location will appear in a separate subfolder.
  • Copy or move files from your computer to SharePoint right from your file system.
  • To check the status of your files, add an account, or manage other sync settings, select the blue OneDrive cloud icon in the Windows notification area.​


That’s it! As always, we are available to help with all of your organizations Office 365 needs. Want to start using SharePoint? Thinking about switching to Office 365? Just want more information? Give us a call, we would love to talk.

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