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How to Sync OneDrive Files to Your Local Device

OneDrive for Business sync graphic

Find out how to sync OneDrive files with your computer or mobile device.

Once you synchronize your files with your computer or mobile device, you can access your content via your local file system instead of a Web browser. You can also access your files when you are offline. Offline edits will automatically sync with OneDrive for Business the next time you connect. Note: You only need to go through this process once.

Mac instructions

Download the OneDrive client for Mac in the Apple App Store. Follow Microsoft's instructions to set up the file sync.

PC instructions

1. Access OneDrive

  1. Go to the sign-in page:
  2. Log in with your AD username and password. (use the format

2. Choose upload

  1. Select sync from your Documents screen:

    OneDrive screen

3. Sync now

Sync now screenshot

4. See your files locally

Use Windows Explorer to find your OneDrive for Business files under Favorites:

Favorites screenshot

Need help? Contact your departmental technical support or the ITS Service Desk, (858) 246-4357 or ext. 6-HELP.