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Copy company files to SharePoint

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Storing company files on an Office 365 SharePoint site provides secure cloud storage and access from any device by anyone at the company. You can quickly create a team site to start using document storage.

  1. Open your web browser, and sign in to with your work email.

  2. Choose SharePoint from the app launcher The app launcher icon in Office 365 .

    Can't find the app you're looking for? From the app launcher, select All apps to see an alphabetical list of the Office 365 apps available to you. From there, you can search for a specific app.

  3. To create a new site, choose Create site, and then choose Team site.

  4. Enter a site name, enter an email address (where messages can be sent to the group associated with the site), provide a site description, choose whether the site will be public or private, and then choose Next.

  5. On the Add group members page, do either or both of the following:

    • To add additional site owners, enter an employee's name under Add additional owners.

    • To add site members, enter employees' names under Add members.

  6. Choose Finish.

  7. On your new team site, you can add news, add apps, or customize the page.

  8. To start using SharePoint document storage, choose Documents, and do any of the following:

    • To upload files, choose Upload > Files, and then add files from a location on your computer. Or, drag and drop files from your computer directly onto the Document library page.

    • To create new files, choose New, and then choose the Office app with which you want to create a new document.

    • To add groups of files or folders containing files, choose Sync, choose Yes if prompted, select the files to sync, and then choose Start sync.

    • To work with SharePoint files from File Explorer on your computer, simply drag and drop files.

      When a file has synced with the SharePoint site, the icon beside the file changes to a green check mark.

With Office 365, you can put your company files on a SharePoint site that provides secure cloud storage and access from any device by anyone at the company.

To start using a SharePoint site, go to and sign in. Choose SharePoint.

To create a new site for your company, choose Create site.

And choose Team site.

Type a site name.

Type the email address you would like to use for the site. Messages sent here will go to the group that is associated with the site.

Give it a description, and choose whether to make it a public site or a private site. We’ll choose public so that everyone at the company can see it.

Then choose Next.

Right now you’re the owner of the site. Let’s add another employee as an owner too, in case they need to make changes to the site.

To make sure employees get notifications and can update documents on the site, add them as members here.

Choose Finish, and you’re taken to your new team site. You can start using it now by adding news, adding apps, or customizing the page, but let’s take a look at the document storage. Choose Documents.

This is the default Document library on the site. You can add more libraries if you like, but let’s use this one for now.

To upload work files, use the Upload button, or just drag and drop them on the page directly. You can also create new Office documents from here.

To add groups of files or folders containing files, work with this Document library from your computer by choosing Sync, choose Yes if prompted, choose the files to sync, then Start sync.

Similar to OneDrive, you can work with these files on your computer now. Drag and drop more company files here, like from a file share or mapped drive. When the sync status turns green, those files have been uploaded to the SharePoint site for everyone to see.

When your site is ready, let everyone know about it by sharing a link with them on how to get to the site from the SharePoint page or the SharePoint mobile app.

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