Microsoft 365 Sharepoint provides cloud based storage for organisations and can be accessed like a normal folder in Windows through OneDrive.


To sync a sharepoint folder to Windows, follow the steps below;

  1. Login to https://portal.office.com using your work email address and password
  2. Click the blue-green logo in the left menu bar that has an "S" in it, this should take you to Sharepoint
    1. The url should be some form of https://[organisation-name].sharepoint.com
  3. A list of Sharepoint sites and Teams are shown in the left menu, select the Site or Team that you need access to
    1. If you are unsure at this stage, ensure you have Teamviewer running and call in so we can advise
  4. In the left menu there should now be an option for "Documents", click on this
  5. If there are several folders and you need access to all the folders
    1. Click on the "Sync" link to the right of the "+ New" button
    2. You may be prompted to allow it to open with Onedrive, go ahead and open it with Onedrive
  6. If there is a single folder you need access to, click on the folder
    1. Now click on the "Sync" link to the right of the "+ New" button
    2. You may be prompted to allow it to open with Onedrive, go ahead and open it with Onedrive
  7. It should automatically show you the folder in File Explorer
    1. In the left menu in File Explorer, you'll now have a new option that may have either a blue cloud icon, or an office building icon, the sync'd folder is accessible via this option


For any queries or issues with accessing Sharepoint folders through Windows, please telephone or email us as normal and we can assist.


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