Syncing your files with your computer

Office Training Center > Office 365 business scenarios > Store, sync, and share your work files (OneDrive for Business)

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Dragging and dropping files to OneDrive for Business

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Seeing your files from other devices

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Saving and opening files

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Syncing your files with your computer

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Managing your files in OneDrive for Business

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Sharing files with others

Sync OneDrive for Business to your computer, and then get to your files in File Explorer instead of in a web browser. All your changes sync to OneDrive for Business whenever you’re online.

  1. At the top of the page, select OneDrive. Or, select the app launcher Office 365 app launcher icon , and then select OneDrive.

    Office 365 navigation options
  2. On your OneDrive for Business page, click Sync.

    Syncing OneDrive for Business to your computer
  3. At the prompt, click Sync Now to start the sync app.

    The app automatically fills out the name and web address of your OneDrive for Business library.

  4. Select Sync Now in the app to start syncing.

    You can click Show my files in the app to open the synced OneDrive for Business folder in File Explorer. The folder appears in your Windows Favorites as OneDrive for Business or OneDrive - YourCompanyName.

    OneDrive for Business in File Explorer in Windows

Note: To sync files to your computer, you need the OneDrive for Business sync app, available with an Office 365 subscription that includes Office 2013 desktop applications. If you don’t have Office 2013, you can download the OneDrive for Business sync app.

For more information about syncing, including troubleshooting information, see Sync OneDrive for Business or site libraries to your computer.

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