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

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 a Microsoft 365 business or 21 Vianet subscription, your IT admin might have enabled the OneDrive sync app (OneDrive.exe) for file syncing. To find out which version of the sync app you have, see Which OneDrive app?. To learn about syncing with the new OneDrive sync app, see Sync SharePoint files with the new OneDrive sync app.

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

Note: 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


    • 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

To sync a library with OneDrive for Business (groove.exe) in an environment with OneDrive (onedrive.exe)

  1. Press  Press the Windows key , search for OneDrive, and select OneDrive for Business. A sync window will open.

  2. In a web browser, open the library you want to sync. Click the address field and copy the URL.

  3. Paste the URL from the browser into OneDrive for Business where it says Paste your library URL here, and then click Sync now.

    OneDrive for Business - selecting library to be synced

Learn More

Fix OneDrive sync problems

Stop syncing a library

Need more help?


Get online help
See more support pages for OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.
For the OneDrive mobile app, see Troubleshoot OneDrive mobile app problems.

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Email support
If you still need help, shake your mobile device while you're in the OneDrive app or email the OneDrive support team. To contact OneDrive for Business support from your PC or Mac, select the OneDrive icon in the notification area or menu bar, then select More > Send feedback > I don't like something.

OneDrive for Business Admins can also view the OneDrive for Business Tech Community, Help for OneDrive for Business Admins, or contact Microsoft 365 for business support.

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Got feedback?
OneDrive UserVoice is your place to suggest the features you’d like to see us add to OneDrive. While we can’t guarantee any specific features or timelines, we will respond to every suggestion that gets at least 500 votes.

Go to the OneDrive UserVoice.

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