Sync OneDrive for Business to your Windows Computer

You can sync your OneDrive for Business library to your computer, and then work with files in the library by using
Windows Explorer. 

Updates to files will sync to OneDrive for Business whenever you're online.


The simplest way to sync your OneDrive library is to go to your OneDrive, this can be found in the apps menu on
the left hand side of your outlook.

 Once you are in your One Drive you can then click the SYNC button:


This opens the Sync Library wizard, and automatically recognizes the name and web address of your
OneDrive library.

Click Sync Now to start syncing your OneDrive.

Click Show my files… in the dialog box to open your synced OneDrive for Business folder in Windows Explorer.

In Windows Explorer, your synced OneDrive is listed in your Favourites in a
folder named "OneDrive @ Cork Institute of Technology"

Limits on syncing content in OneDrive for Business and other SharePoint libraries

Note the following limitations related to syncing libraries to your computer with OneDrive for Business:

  • 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 other SharePoint libraries, including folders and files. 
  • In any library, you can download files up to 2 GB. 


Customize How You Sync Your Documents

You can change the location where your files are stored by clicking on Change in your
OneDrive for Business application.

If you want to sync a different set of Office 365 files, click Sync a Different Library Instead and then
provide the URL of the library. 

You'll be prompted for an account and password that can access that library.


Checking the Status of Your Files

A green check on a folder means that it has been successfully synced.

  • Image of sync icon It’s in sync with online version.

A blue circular arrow means it is currently being synced.
  • Image of syncing icon It’s getting in sync.

A red arrow indicates a folder or file that is out of sync.
  • Image of out-of-sync icon The version on your PC is out of sync. To find out why, go to the right side of the taskbar, 
    right-click (or press and hold)OneDrive Image of  icon, and select View sync problems.

Once the file synchronization starts you can click on the Show My Files button and open the local folder
to see the files that are being synced.