Sync SharePoint Online Document Library with OneDrive and Work with Files Offline

In this SharePoint tutorial, I am going to explain how to sync the sharepoint document library with OneDrive and work with files offline. Here I am using SharePoint Online Office 365 sites. If you have do not have any Office 365 subscription, sign up for an Office 365 business subscription.

Once you sync your document library to OneDrive then you can be able to work offline and once you will be connected online, the updates will be sync to the SharePoint Online document library.

Sync Document Library

Here I will have some documents inside a SharePoint document library. If you have not created a document library then Open SharePoint Online site, go to -> Settings as shown below.

Click on Settings, select Add an app. From the apps -> Click on the “Document Library”. Enter name here and click on the create button. Now a new Document library is created which you can see in the Site Contents.

 sync sharepoint document library with local folder
sharepoint sync document library

Then I have uploaded some documents into the document library like below:

how to sync sharepoint document library in sharepoint online

Now Sync files into the local computer, from the menu click on Sync button like below:

sharepoint sync client
sync sharepoint document library with local folder
sync sharepoint document library with local folder
sync sharepoint document library with local folder

For Installing OneDrive -> click on get the latest version of one drive.

Then it will ask you to save the file in your local drive. Save the File. Then it shows an Open file window, click on Run Button.

sync sharepoint folder to desktop
sync sharepoint document library with onedrive

OneDrive installation process started now….

sharepoint sync client
Installing OneDive

After completion of the process, for set up OneDrive sign in with your Microsoft Account Credentials. Here enter your username and click on Sign in button.

sharepoint document library sync
sharepoint document library sync

Next, enter Password and click on Sign In button.

sync sharepoint document library with onedrive
sync sharepoint document library with onedrive

Next Click on Change location if you want to change location for OneDrive Folder.

sharepoint document library sync
sharepoint document library sync

Here create a new folder or select an existing folder. Next click on Select Folder button.

sync sharepoint document library with local folder
sync sharepoint document library with local folder

Then click on  Next button.

sync sharepoint library with onedrive
sync sharepoint library to pc

Again Click Next …..


sharepoint sync document library
sharepoint sync document library

Continue the selecting steps as shown below….

how to use sync sharepoint library in sharepoint 2013
how to use sync sharepoint library in sharepoint 2013

Finally, OneDrive installed on your computer. Click on open my OneDrive folder.

sync sharepoint document library with onedrive
sync sharepoint document library with onedrive

After clicking on it, it’s open location of OneDrive folder

sharepoint sync client
sharepoint sync client

Now click on Sync from a toolbar.

sync sharepoint document library with onedrive
sync sharepoint document library with onedrive SharePoint online

When clicking on Sync, it shows a pop up as shown below. Select the checkbox and Click on open Microsoft OneDrive.

sharepoint document library sync
sharepoint document library sync

Next click on Start Sync button.

sync sharepoint document library with local folder
sync sharepoint document library with local folder

Now the file is copied into the OneDrive folder -> As shown below.

sharepoint sync document library
sharepoint sync document library

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This SharePoint article will help you to sync document library to local folder through OneDrive in SharePoint Online or SharePoint 2013/2016. Then you can work offline with documents and once you connected online, the documents will be sync to SharePoint document library.

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