How to Sync a SharePoint Library using OneDrive

Sometimes it’s useful to have your SharePoint folders synced to your computer so you can access your data directly in Explorer. Syncing is easy, but there are a couple of things to bear in mind.

Microsoft recommends that no more than 300,000 items are synced using OneDrive. That sounds like a lot, but it’s a limit easily reached if you’re syncing multiple locations and you have a lot of files going back perhaps years.

If you have a lot of data in your SharePoint site, you might consider only syncing the folders you actually need. See our guide on selective syncing of data from SharePoint below.

How To Sync

Syncing is easy. Make sure you are already signed into OneDrive before you begin using your company account.

Navigate to the library or folder that you want to sync. At the top of the screen you’ll see a number of action buttons. Click the one that says ‘Sync’

Click the Sync button at the top of the library

That’s it! You’ll see the SharePoint libraries listed in Explorer next to a new icon

The library will show up in Explorer

Other useful tips and guides

How To Selectively Sync Folders In OneDrive And SharePoint

Stop Syncing OneDrive Items You No Longer Need

Manage Storage In OneDrive Sync Folders

Free Up Space On Your PC Using Storage Sense

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