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How to sync files from OneDrive and SharePoint to Windows PC

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How to sign in to OneDrive

If you don’t currently have an account signed in to OneDrive, use these instructions to start OneDrive.

  1. Click the Start button, search for OneDrive then open it.
  1. When OneDrive Setup starts, enter your personal account, or your work or school account, and select Sign in.

How to select files to sync OneDrive on a PC

  1. Click the OneDrive cloud icon in the notification menu at the bottom right of your desktop screen.
  2. In the pop-up menu that appears, click Help & Settings.
  1. Select Settings.
  1. Choose the Account tab in the Microsoft OneDrive Settings window.
  2. Click Choose folders.
  1. After a moment, you should see a list of all the folders in the OneDrive folder on your computer. To sync all the files and folders, click Make all files available.
    • Note: You can also select just the folders you want to sync if you don’t want everything backed up.
  1. When you’re done, click OK.

How to sync from Office 365 sources

Files can also be synced from Teams and SharePoint.

Sync files from Teams

  1. In Microsoft Teams, click Files then OneDrive.
  1. Click Sync button.

Sync files from SharePoint

  1. Go to SharePoint and click Documents.
  1. Click Sync.
  1. Once prompted, click Open Microsoft OneDrive.
  1. Once synced, SharePoint folder will be visible in OneDrive and File Explorer.

Sync files with OneDrive in Windows
How to sync files and folders to OneDrive on a PC or Mac computer

Sync SharePoint and Teams files with your computer

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