Sync OneDrive for Business or SharePoint site libraries to your computer

Sync OneDrive for Business or SharePoint site libraries to your computer and then access your library files in File Explorer instead of in a web browser. All updates sync to OneDrive for Business or site libraries whenever you’re online.

 Note    To use this feature, you must have the OneDrive for Business sync app, available with Office 2013 (Professional Plus, ProPlus, or Standard editions), or an Office 365 subscription that includes Office 2013 applications. If you don’t have Office 2013, you can download the OneDrive for Business sync app.

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Sync your OneDrive for Business library to your computer

Video: Sync your OneDrive for Business library to your computer

Note SkyDrive is now OneDrive, and SkyDrive Pro is now OneDrive for Business. Read more about this change at From SkyDrive to OneDrive.
  1. In a web browser, sign in to Office 365 or SharePoint.
  2. Select OneDrive at the top of the page to go to OneDrive for Business.
    Select your OneDrive for Business library
  3. Select the Sync button.
    Sync a library to your computer
  4. At the prompt, click Sync Now to start the sync app wizard.
    The wizard automatically fills in the name and web address of your
    OneDrive for Business library.
  5. Select Sync Now in the wizard to start syncing.
    You ca
    n click Show my files… in the wizard to open the synced OneDrive for Business library folder in File Explorer. The folder is listed in your Favorites with the name “OneDrive for Business” or “OneDrive @ CompanyName.”
    Synced OneDrive for Business folder in File Explorer's Favorites

Sync a SharePoint site library to your computer

Note SkyDrive is now OneDrive, and SkyDrive Pro is now OneDrive for Business. Read more about this change at From SkyDrive to OneDrive.
  1. In a web browser, sign in to Office 365 or SharePoint.
  2. Navigate to the SharePoint site library you want to sync.
  3. Select the Sync button.
    Sync a site 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 ribbon's Library tab
  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 SharePoint site 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 folder in File Explorer. The folder is listed in your Favorites in the SharePoint folder, and uses the name of the site library.
    Find synced site libraries in the SharePoint folder under Favorites

Sync a library starting from the OneDrive for Business menu

It’s best to sync libraries by visiting them in a web browser, as described in the previous sections. This saves you the trouble of entering a specific web address in the sync app wizard. However, if you want, you can start the sync app wizard using the OneDrive for Business menu.

  1. In the Windows notification area, select the OneDrive for Business icon and then select Sync a new library.OneDrive for Business menu in the Windows notification area
  2. Enter the web address of the library you want to sync in the sync app wizard, and then select Sync Now.
    If you haven’t synced any libraries to your computer, the wizard prompts you to sync your OneDrive for Business library, and references its web address.
    OneDrive for Business wizard with the prefilled URL
    If you want to sync a different library, select Sync a different library instead and then enter the web address of the SharePoint library you want to sync.

Troubleshooting

Limits on syncing OneDrive for Business and site libraries

Note the following limitations related to syncing OneDrive for Business and other site libraries to your computer:

  • You can sync up to 20,000 items in your OneDrive for Business library, including folders and files.
  • You can sync up to 5,000 items in site libraries, including folders and files.
  • In any library, you can download files up to 2 GB.
 
 
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