OneDrive for Windows Devices

OneDrive is also available as part of the Microsoft Office software package. OneDrive desktop client is an easy way to access files in your OneDrive account. Files saved in your OneDrive folder will be synced with the Cloud and accessible anywhere with any internet connection by logging into your email account at

The first time you open OneDrive for Business in the Windows desktop client version (All Programs -> OneDrive), you will be prompted to Sync your library.

1.) Before configuring OneDrive on your computer, you must first access OneDrive through the Online Web Access. Follow the Steps under 'I. Access.' This is only required one time prior to setting up OneDrive for Business in the Windows client. Afterwards, you may move to Step 2.

2.) Click 'Sync Now'

An image of the Sync Now prompt.

3.) Click 'Show my files...' to view the files synced to your computer

An image where you can click the button at the bottom to Show My Files.

4.) Your files will now open in a Windows Explorer window

An image of synced files.

5.) You can access other options through OneDrive for Business on your computer by right-clicking the OneDrive for Business icon in the toolbar

An image of the OneDrive client icon in the toolbar, with an arrow pointing to it.


Option Action
Open your OneDrive for Business folder This will open a Windows Explorer window with all the files synced to your OneDrive for Business account.
Sync a new library This action will allow you to select a library you wish to sync to the OneDrive for Business folder on your computer.
Sync now This will force OneDrive to sync the OneDrive for Business folder on your computer with your cloud account.
Pause syncing This action will pause syncing the OneDrive for Business folder on your computer with your OneDrive for Business cloud account.
Stop syncing a folder... Choose a folder to stop syncing to your OneDrive for Business account.
Manage storage You have 2 options to manage your storage. First, you can click on 'View OneDrive for Business storage," which will open a web browser for you to log into your email account. Then, you will be able to see how much storage you are using and the files taking up the most space. By clicking "Open OneDrive for Business Recycle Bin," a web browser will open and take you to a Recycle Bin for your OneDrive for Business account. Deleted items will appear here. Emptying the Recycle Bin will free up more storage space.
Help This will open a OneDrive for Business help tool where you can search for further information on OneDrive for Business.
Exit This will exit the OneDrive for Business desktop client on your computer.

If you require further information regarding the OneDrive for Business Windows desktop client, open the 'Help' box or visit the support page for OneDrive for Business.


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