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How do I sync SharePoint files to my University device?

Published: 10 November 2021 Last updated: 9 September 2022

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Syncing SharePoint files to your device

Much like OneDrive, SharePoint allows you to synchronise files stored in the cloud to your University of Worcester device so that you can work with them directly in your computers file system.

This can be very useful when you need to use non-Microsoft products to work with the files you’re storing in SharePoint. For example, if you want to use Acrobat DC to edit a PDF stored in SharePoint.

Please note: Syncing SharePoint libraries and folders uses the OneDrive sync client. This is pre-installed on University of Worcester devices.

How to sync SharePoint files

Please see Microsoft’s support article Sync SharePoint files and folders for text based instructions and further information.

Stop syncing

If you want to stop syncing a folder or document library, you can manage this from the OneDrive for Business sync app.

  1. Right-click the OneDrive for Business icon from the taskbar on the right-hand side. If you cannot see this, you may need to select the arrow to reveal the hidden taskbar icons.
  1. From the menu, choose ‘Settings’.
  1. You should see all of the locations you’re syncing within these settings. To stop syncing a location choose ‘Stop sync’ next to the item.

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