Install the previous OneDrive for Business sync client with Office and SharePoint

Install the previous OneDrive for Business sync client with Office and SharePoint

The previous OneDrive for Business sync client lets users sync their OneDrive for Business library, or SharePoint or Office 365 team site libraries, to their local computer. Here you can find the Click-to-Run installers for all supported languages of the previous OneDrive for Business sync client (groove.exe).

Notes: 

If you have any Office 2016 application installed, such as Skype for Business 2016, you must have the 2016 version of OneDrive for Business installed (see instructions below).

Notes: 

  • Office 2019 uses the onedrive.exe version, which is bundled with the software.

  • If you run OneDrive for Business with Office 2010, we recommend that you remove the SharePoint Workspace component from Office 2010. If you have a business requirement to run both SharePoint Workspace and OneDrive for Business, upgrade Office 2010 to Service Pack 2 (SP2) before you install OneDrive for Business. This provides the best compatibility.

  • If you run OneDrive for Business on a Mac, see Sync files with the OneDrive sync client on Mac OS X.

  • For complete system requirements info, see System requirements for Office.

Installation instructions for Office 2016

For Office 2016, you will need to use a custom installation of Office 2016 to extract OneDrive for Business.

Let us fix this for you

To have us create a custom installation of Office 2016 to extract OneDrive for Business, click Download.

In the File Download dialog box, select Run or Open, and then follow the steps in the easy fix wizard.

Notes: 

  • This wizard is in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

  • If you aren't on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or a CD, and then run it on the computer that has the problem.

Let me fix it myself

To use a custom installation of Office 2016 to extract OneDrive for Business, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Office 2016 Deployment Tool, and then save the file to your desktop.

  2. From your desktop, double-click OfficeDeploymentTool.exe, and then extract the files to your desktop. The following files will be displayed on your desktop:

    • Setup.exe

    • Configuration.xml

  3. Create a file named AddODB.txt as follows:

    1. Start Notepad, and then paste the following text into a new file:

      <Configuration>
        <Add SourcePath="http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/492350f6-3a01-4f97-b9c0-c7c6ddf67d60/" OfficeClientEdition="32" >
          <Product ID="O365BusinessRetail">
            <Language ID="en-us" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="Access" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="Excel" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="Lync" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="OneNote" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="Outlook" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="PowerPoint" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="Publisher" />
            <ExcludeApp ID="Word" />
          </Product>
        </Add>
        <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
      </Configuration>

      Notes: 

      • This file will install the 32-bit English-US version of OneDrive for Business. If you have to have the 64-bit version, change the text in the second line that reads OfficeClientEdition="32" to the following:

        OfficeClientEdition="64"

      • If you have to have a language other than English-US, change the Language ID="en-us" text to the following:

        Language ID="<ll-cc>"

        To find the appropriate value of the <ll-cc> placeholder to match your language, go to the following Microsoft website:

        Language identifiers

    2. Save the file to your desktop, and name it AddODB.

  4. Open a command prompt as an administrator as follows:

    1. Select Start.

    2. In the Start Search box, type cmd, and then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.

    3. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action displayed is what you want, and then select Continue.

  5. At the command prompt, type the following commands, and press Enter after typing each one:

    cd /d %userprofile%\desktop setup.exe /configure AddODB.txt

    Notes: 

    • The installation occurs silently in the background and can take 20 minutes or more to complete, depending on the speed of your Internet connection. Don't close the Command Prompt window during the installation.

    • When the installation is completed, a new command line appears at the command prompt.

  6. Select Start. In the Start Search box, type OneDrive for Business, and then start OneDrive for Business.

    Note: After you set up OneDrive for Business, you may not see the sync icon overlays (that is, the green check marks or red crosses) on files and folders. You must restart your computer to enable the sync icon overlays to reappear.

  7. Close the command prompt. You can now safely delete the following files from your desktop:

    • OfficeDeploymentTool.exe

    • Setup.exe

    • Configuration.xml

    • AddODB.txt

Installation instructions for Office 2013

To install the OneDrive for Business sync client, follow the steps below.

Note: If you have Office Professional Plus 2013, Office 365 Enterprise E3, Office 365 Midsize Business, or Office 365 Small Business Premium, then you already have the OneDrive for Business sync client installed.

  1. Uninstall any earlier versions of OneDrive for Business.

  2. Select one of the installer links below to download the OneDrive for Business installer for your language and system edition. If you are already running a 32-bit or 64-bit edition of Office, you must select the same edition type for OneDrive for Business.

    Language version

    32-bit download link

    64-bit download link

    Arabic

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Bulgarian

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Chinese (Simplified)

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Chinese (Traditional)

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Croatian

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Czech

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Danish

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Dutch

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    English

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Estonian

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Finnish

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    French

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    German

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Greek

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Hebrew

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Hindi

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Hungarian

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Indonesian

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Italian

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Japanese

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Kazakh

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Korean

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Latvian

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Lithuanian

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Malay (Malaysia)

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Norwegian (Bokmål)

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Polish

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Portuguese (Brazil)

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Portuguese (Portugal)

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Romanian

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Russian

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Serbian (Latin)

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Slovak

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Slovenian

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Spanish

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Swedish

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Thai

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Turkish

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Ukrainian

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

    Vietnamese

    OneDrive for Business [32-bit]

    OneDrive for Business [64-bit]

  3. Run the downloaded file to start the Setup program.

  4. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.

  5. If you are asked to provide a license key, enter 3V9N8-W93CC-FQPB8-Y9WVF-TVGJ3.

  6. Open your personal OneDrive for Business document library (or open any SharePoint 2013 or Office 365 website document library), then select Sync to sync the libraries.

Note: The OneDrive for Business sync client ships together with two components that are not selected for installation by default. We recommend that you do not change these default settings.

Uninstalling the OneDrive for Business sync client

To uninstall the OneDrive for Business sync client:

  1. Select Start, and then select Control Panel.

  2. Select Programs.

  3. Under Programs and Features, select Uninstall a program.

  4. In the list of currently installed programs, right-click OneDrive for Business, and then select Uninstall.

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