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.
Then I have uploaded some documents into the document library like below:
Now Sync files into the local computer, from the menu click on Sync button like below:
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.
OneDrive installation process started now….
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.
Next, enter Password and click on Sign In button.
Next Click on Change location if you want to change location for OneDrive Folder.
Here create a new folder or select an existing folder. Next click on Select Folder button.
Then click on Next button.
Again Click Next …..
Continue the selecting steps as shown below….
Finally, OneDrive installed on your computer. Click on open my OneDrive folder.
After clicking on it, it’s open location of OneDrive folder
Now click on Sync from a toolbar.
When clicking on Sync, it shows a pop up as shown below. Select the checkbox and Click on open Microsoft OneDrive.
Next click on Start Sync button.
Now the file is copied into the OneDrive folder -> As shown below.
Read some SharePoint document library tutorials:
- Document Library in SharePoint 2013
- How to directly save Excel File into SharePoint Online Document Library
- Migrate files or documents from File Shares to SharePoint Online document library Using FREE Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool
- Hide Document Library or Lists using PowerShell in SharePoint 2016 or SharePoint 2013
- Add a content type to list or document library and Change new button order and default content type in SharePoint online
- Working with link or link to a document content type in SharePoint online document library
- How to move from classic to modern experience in SharePoint online list or document library?
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.
Hello Everyone!! I am Bhawana a SharePoint MVP and having about 10+ years of SharePoint experience as well as in .Net technologies. I have worked in all the versions of SharePoint from wss to Office 365. I have good exposure in Customization and Migration using Nintex, Metalogix tools. Now exploring more in SharePoint 2016 🙂 Hope here I can contribute and share my knowledge to the fullest. As I believe “There is no wealth like knowledge and no poverty like ignorance”