With Microsoft SharePoint Online and SharePoint Online you can
synchronize files in
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
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.
SharePoint has two sync buttons, one under the library tab and one
at the top right of the screen.
The right hand button gives you an extra dialog with a direct link to download
of OneDrive for Business, in case you don't have it installed on your PC.
The synchronized library will show up under SharePoint in the client PC
Windows Explorer. When you add files or folders to the library folder they
will be syncronized to the library.
In the library you want to synchronize with your PC, click on the top right sync button, see image above.
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.