How to Sync OneDrive Shared Folders with your local computer.

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OneDrive will only sync files that you are the owner of by default. If you would like to sync folders to your desktop that have been shared with you there are two ways to do so.

If the folder has been shared with editor rights you can Sync it to your computer.

  • Login Office 365 portal.
  • Open OneDrive by clicking on the OneDrive cloud icon on the left.
  • Click “Shared”, from the left panel.
  • Click on the folder you want to sync to your computer. (You may need to allow pop-ups)
  • Click “Sync” along the top menu under the folder name.
  • Follow the prompts to complete the process.
  • This folder will be under the "The Ohio State University" icon on the left of your File Explorer window.

If you have not been granted editor rights to the folder you can add a shortcut to your files.

  • Login Office 365 portal.
  • Open OneDrive by clicking on the OneDrive cloud icon on the left.
  • Click “Shared”, from the left panel.
  • Select the folder you want to add a shortcut for.
  • Click “Add shortcut to My files” along the top menu under the folder name.
  • This folder will show in your OneDrive folder on your computer.

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Article ID: 124222
Created
Fri 1/8/21 4:30 PM
Modified
Thu 1/14/21 11:43 AM