OneDrive Sync Client Configuration

OneDrive Sync Client creates a folder on your computer allowing you to have a local copy of your OneDrive files. You can make changes to those files when you don't have internet access, you can add new files to that folder and the changes you make will be automatically be updated the next time you have an internet connection.

How to Download and Setup OneDrive Sync Client for PC

  1. Launch OneDrive in the Outlook Web App and proceed to step 2. Alternatively, download the OneDrive Sync Client from Microsoft's website and skip to step 4
  2. Click "Sync" on the top bar. Visualization of the "Sync" button.
  3. If you already have OneDrive installed you can skip to step 6, otherwise select "get the latest version of OneDrive".Visualization of window for downloading OneDrive
  4. Once the Setup Client has completed its download, click "Open". Visualization of opening downloaded OneDrive Setup
  5. The following window should appear, load and disappear without any further action required. Visualization of OneDrive downloading screen
  6. Enter your email address.Visualization of window for entering your email address.
  7. Choose the folder location that you want to sync with your OneDrive.Visualization for choosing folder location for OneDrive
  8. Select the files and folders you would like to sync from your OneDrive to your computer.Visualization of selecting the files you want to sync
  9. Installation Complete. Visualization for completed installation window.
  10. Your files will now sync with OneDrive. In File Explorer you will now see “OneDrive – University of Guelph”.  Visualization of the above step.

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How to Download and Setup OneDrive Sync Client for Mac

  1. Open the App Store. Visualization of the location of the App Store
  2. Search for OneDrive and click Get > Install App.Visualization of searching for OneDrive and selecting get and install app
  3. Once OneDrive has downloaded and installed, open the Finder.Visualization of opening the Finder feature
  4. Within the Applications folder, click OneDrive to open the OneDrive sync client.Visualization of OneDrive within the app folder
  5. Enter your University of Guelph email address (yourID@uoguelph.ca) and click the Password field.Visualization of entering your Guelph email address and password
  6. Enter your Single Sign On information then click Log In.Visualization of the single sign on
  7. Click Choose OneDrive Folder Location.Visualization of how you can change your OneDrive file location
  8. Select the location on your hard drive to store your OneDrive folder.Visualization of how to select your OneDrive file location
  9. Click Next.Visualization of the location of the next button
  10. In the Menu Bar, click the OneDrive icon, then click Preferences.Visualization of the OneDrive icon on the menu bar and selecting preferences
  11. Select Open at Login to ensure that OneDrive is always up to date.Visualization of how to keep OneDrive up to date

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How to Add a Personal OneDrive Account

OneDrive Personal is linked to your personal Microsoft email account, while, OneDrive for Business is linked to your University of Guelph account. OneDrive personal requires you to have your own Microsoft email account and is limited in storage capacity.

  1. Located on the task bar, select the drop down menu.Visualization of the location of the drop down menu and One Drive sync client.
  2. Right-click the OneDrive iconVisualization of the One Drive icon.and select "Settings".Visualization of the menu that pops up when you right click the OneDrive icon
  3. In the Account tab, select "Add a personal account". Visualization of the Unlink OneDrive button
  4. Enter your personal Microsoft email and password. Then select "Sign in"Visualization of signing into your personal microsoft account

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How to Unlink Your OneDrive Account for PC

  1. Located on the task bar, select the drop down menu.Visualization of the location of the drop down menu and One Drive sync client.
  2. Right-click the OneDrive iconVisualization of the One Drive icon.and select "Settings".Visualization of the menu that pops up when you right click the OneDrive icon
  3. In the Account tab, select "Unlink OneDrive". Visualization of the Unlink OneDrive button

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How to Change What Folders and Files will Sync 

  1. Located on the task bar, select the drop down menu.Visualization of the location of the drop down menu and One Drive sync client.
  2. Right-click the OneDrive iconVisualization of the One Drive icon.and select "Settings".Visualization of the menu that pops up when you right click the OneDrive icon
  3. In the Account tab, select "Choose folders". Visualization of the Choose folders OneDrive button
  4. Ensure that the folders and or files that you want to sync are checked off. Then select "OK". Visualization of selecting which folders you want to sync

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Microsoft Support Page

Get started with the OneDrive Sync Client for Windows using the Microsoft Support Page.

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