Sync SharePoint files with the OneDrive for Business sync client (Groove.exe)

This article describes how to sync SharePoint files so you can work with them directly in File Explorer and access them even when you're offline.

IMPORTANT: If your organization has an Office 365 business or 21 Vianet subscription, your IT admin might have enabled the new OneDrive sync client (OneDrive.exe) for file syncing. To find out which version of the sync client you have, see Which OneDrive sync client am I using?. To learn about syncing with the new OneDrive sync client, see Get started syncing SharePoint sites with the new OneDrive sync client.

If your organization keeps your OneDrive or SharePoint sites on premises, or hasn't yet enabled the new sync client in your organization, you need to use the previous OneDrive for Business sync client as described in this article.

Notes: 

  • For information about syncing your OneDrive with the previous OneDrive for Business sync client, see Sync OneDrive for Business to your computer.

  • On-premises SharePoint and OneDrive for Business files can't be synced to a Mac computer.

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To sync a site library to your computer

  1. Sign in to your organization's SharePoint site with your work or school account.

  2. Open the library you want to sync.

  3. Select the Sync button.

    The Sync button

    Notes: 

    • In Classic SharePoint, the Sync button is here:

      The Sync command in a SharePoint document library

    • If you don’t see a Sync button, select the Library tab and then select Sync in the Connect & Export group.
      Sync option on the Library tab in the ribbon

  4. At the prompt, click Sync Now to start the sync app wizard. The wizard automatically fills in the name and web address of the library.

  5. Select Sync Now in the wizard to start syncing.

    You can click Show my files… in the wizard to open the synced library in File Explorer. The folder is listed under Favorites, in the SharePoint folder.

    Find synced site libraries in the SharePoint folder under Favorites

See Also

Fix problems with the OneDrive for Business sync client

What are the restrictions and limits of the sync client?

Stop syncing a library

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