With SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business you
can synchronize files in SharePoint libraries to your PC.
Do it manually the first time, and OneDrive for Business
will handle it automatically the next time you are connected
to the SharePoint site. OneDrive for Business is included
in the Office suite, but it can also be downloaded separately.
We recommend organizations to create many smaller libraries,
rather than a few ones with many files and folders. That
way it will be easier for users to synchronize only those
document libraries that they need with their PCs.
In the demo below Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer
of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, describes the synchronization
of a SharePoint library with a folder on his PC.
The synchronized library will show up in the client PC Windows
Explorer, in a subfolder with the library name under a folder
that is named after the tenant. When you add files or folders
to the library folder they will be synchronized to the library
and vice versa.
on the sync button in the document library that you
want to synchronize with your PC.
Download and install OneDrive for Business if it
is not already installed on your device.
If you already have OneDrive for Business installed,
press "Sync now" to synchronize.
Now OneDrive will create a library folder in Windows
Explorer on your PC and automatically synchronize files
between that folder and the SharePoint library.