How to Sync a Shared OneDrive Folder Locally

Only folders shared through OneDrive, Microsoft Teams or SharePoint can be locally synced. Individual files can only be accessed via the http://portal.office.com website. Once a OneDrive folder has been locally synced, any changes made to documents within the folder or documents added to the folder will be automatically uploaded to the OneDrive cloud and downloaded to any other user accessing that shared folder.

Folders Shared by a Colleague

  1. Browse to http://portal.office.com.
  2. Sign on using your Drexel credentials.
  3. Select the OneDrive tile.
  4. Select Shared from the menu on the left.
  5. Under Shared with you, select the folder you wish to sync.
  6. In the top toolbar, select Sync.
  7. OneDrive will open briefly to add the shared folder.

Folders Share via Microsoft Teams or SharePoint

  1. Browse to http://portal.office.com.
  2. Sign on using your Drexel credentials.
  3. Select the OneDrive tile.
  4. Under Shared libraries, select the appropriate group.
  5. If presented with options, select the appropriate folder.
    a. Documents is the default location for Microsoft Teams or SharePoint shares.
  6. In the top toolbar, select Sync.
  7. OneDrive will open briefly to add the shared folder.

Accessing Locally Synced OneDrive Folders

Windows 10

  1. Launch File Explorer.
  2. Select Drexel University on the left.
  3. All locally synced OneDrive folders (other than your individual OneDrive account) will be shown here.

macOS

  1. In Finder, from the Go menu, select Home.
  2. Open Drexel University.
  3. All locally synced OneDrive folders (other than your individual OneDrive account) will be shown here.