Sync files between SharePoint and your PC

A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom

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 Business Solutions, describes the synchronization of a SharePoint library with a folder on his PC.
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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.

First Synchronization

  1. OneDrive sync ButtonClick on the sync button in the document library that you want to synchronize with your PC.
  2. 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.
  3. Now OneDrive will create a library folder in Windows Explorer on your PC and automatically synchronize files between that folder and the SharePoint library.

Additional info from Microsoft:
Use the OneDrive for Business app on an iPhone or iPad

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