Set up your computer to sync your OneDrive for Business files in Office 365

Use OneDrive for Business to sync your school or work files to your computer. After that, you can work with files directly in your file system and access them even when you're offline. Whenever you're online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically.

Note: This article describes how to sync files using the new OneDrive for Business sync client. To sync SharePoint site libraries, on-premises instances of OneDrive for Business, or if you are using Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, you need to use the previous OneDrive for Business sync client. For info about syncing in these cases, see Set up your computer to sync SharePoint files or OneDrive for Business files when you’re not using Office 365.

To sync OneDrive for Business to your computer in Office 365

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  2. Select the app launcher Office 365 app launcher icon , and then select OneDrive.

    Office 365 navigation options

  3. Select the Sync button.

    The Sync button

  4. When your browser asks for permission to open Microsoft OneDrive, click Allow or Yes.

    Screenshot of dialog box in Internet Explorer asking for permission to open Microsoft OneDrive

  5. What happens next depends on whether you have the latest version of OneDrive already, whether you're signed in to OneDrive with your work or school account, and whether you use classic OneDrive.

    • If the Getting ready to sync dialog box appears and nothing else happens, click Get the latest version of OneDrive.

      Screenshot of the Getting ready to sync dialog box when setting up OneDrive for Business to sync

      When the download finishes you’ll be asked to sign in.

    • If the Set up OneDrive dialog box appears, sign in with your work or school account.

      Screenshot of Set Up OneDrive dialog box when setting up OneDrive for Business to sync

    • If you already have the latest version of OneDrive and you're already signed in, OneDrive will open and you'll be at the next step.

  6. When OneDrive opens and the Sync your OneDrive files to this PC dialog box appears, choose the folders you want to sync, or select Sync all files and folders, and then select OK.

    Screenshot of the Sync files from your OneDrive screen in the Welcome to OneDrive wizard

  7. Sync is all set up now. You can close the Getting ready to sync dialog box now, if it’s still open in web browser.

Your OneDrive for Business files will now appear in File Explorer or Finder as OneDrive - CompanyName.

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See Also

Get Started with OneDrive for Business

Fix OneDrive sync problems with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista

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