One Drive There are two types: - Consumer version / personal or individual. Anhy one with an email can get free or paid - One Drive for Business (ODfB). Provided to you through your organization’s subscription to SharePoint Online in Office 365. There is no overlap between the two

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When to save documents to OneDrive for Business

  • You don’t plan to share them.

  • You plan to share files individually and with a limited scope or lifecycle.

  • You can’t identify an existing team site where your document belongs, and you don’t think the purpose of the document warrants creating a new one.

Signing In

Bookmark and use your bookmark for signing in. Go to and click the Sign in button


Syncing (synchronizing) - seeing to it that data stored on the cloud (OneDrive/Team Site) and on the computer/ipad/phone (local copy) is the same.

Sync (Windows)

Sync (macOS - MacBook/Ipad)

If OneDrive is not installed, then open App Store, search for OneDrive and click on Get to install.

To verify whether OneDrive is installed, press command + spacebar and search for OneDrive. If OneDrive appears in the search results, then OneDrive is installed.

OneDrive Setup

  1. Open OneDrive app.

    If OneDrive setup screen does not appear, then proceed to …

  2. Enter your work email and select Sign In

    alt="OneDrive Setup sign in screen"

  3. At the Office 365 prompt, enter your password and click Sign In

    alt="OneDrive sign in password screen"

  4. At the This is Your OneDrive Folder screen, click Next

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How to Sync OneDrive to Your Mac Sync files with the OneDrive sync client on Mac OS X

Stop Syncing (Windows)

  1. Right click the OneDrive for Business icon in the Windows notification area at the bottom of your screen, and then click Stop syncing a folder…

  2. Select the folder you want to stop syncing, and then click Stop syncing.

  3. Click Yes to agree to permanently stop syncing the folder, and then click OK.

After you stop syncing a folder, you can delete the folder without affecting any online data.

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