OneDrive is already configured for employees in an organization with office 365 tenant. But here if you are new to office 365 and want to configure OneDrive sync for the first time then follow below steps to achieve it:

  • Go to the SharePoint document library or folder which you want to Sync
  • You will see the sync button on top ribbon of the document library
  • Go to the document library or folder which you want to download
  • Click on that sync button, it will open a dialog to select the folder location on local machine.
  • Click on the Open Microsoft OneDrive button shown in the above screenshot. Make sure popups are not blocked on the browser. You might need to download the sync client if it’s not installed on your machine.
  • If you haven’t configured OneDrive client on your local machine then it will show you a dialog to install to sign in to your OneDrive first. You can also see the icon of OneDrive sync client in system tray.
  • It will also show you the icons related to sync signs as shown in below screenshot.
  • Complete the wizard and at the end you will see the option to open my OneDrive folder. Click on that and it will show you all the files on your local drive which were synced. You can also see in the below screenshot.
  • Now the OneDrive sync is completed. But now if you see check the properties of Onedrive, right click on OneDrive icon and select settings.
  • It will open the OneDrive properties, you can see the “Start Sync” button, click on the button
  • This will open a wizard which allows you to sync your OneDrive account on local machine.

Adnan is six time Microsoft MVP (Since 2015) with over 16 years of extensive experience with major expertise on SharePoint, SharePoint based development, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, .Net Platform and Microsoft BI. He is currently working Sr Microsoft Consultant at Olive + Goose. He is MCT Regional Lead for Pakistan Chapter since 2012. He is working on SharePoint for past 12 years and worked on different intranet/intranet solutions for private & govt. sector majorly in United states and Gulf region and have experience of working with multiple Fortune 500 companies. He is a trainer, technology evangelist and also speaks in community forums.

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