Sync OneDrive for Business on Mac

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About This Article

You are able to sync your files from your OneDrive for Business cloud storage to your laptop or desktop. You can sync all of your storage or do a selective sync which sync only the file/folders you choose. You must be careful and consider the amount of free space you have on your laptop or desktop when you are doing this.

What does the OneDrive sync client allow you to do?

• Create and save folders and documents between mobile devices and cloud.

• If you do not have internet access you will be able to take cloud documents with you and work offline.

Setup for macOS High Sierra

This guide will show you how to install and set up the OneDrive Sync Client for macOS High Sierra.

Step 1. In your browser, go to www.winona.edu. Click on Resources and then Office365 & Email.

Step 2. Sign in with your StarID@go.minnstate.edu and your StarID password.


Step 3. Click on the “OneDrive” tile to open your OneDrive space.


Step 4. . Click “Get the OneDrive apps”.


Step 5. . Now click “Download”. The OneDrive installer will now be downloaded.


Step 6. Click on “OneDrive.pkg” at the bottom of your window to run the installer. Then follow the on-screen prompts to install OneDrive.


Step 7. Now that OneDrive is installed, It is time to set up your account.


Step 8. Open the “Applications” folder. This can be found on the right side of the dock.


Step 9. Find the "OneDrive" app and click on it to open.


Step 10. Sign in with your StarID@go.minnstate.edu email address and password.


Step 11. Make sure to select “Work or School” if prompted.


Step 12. Now choose where you want your OneDrive sync folder to be located. Make sure you remember this location.


Step 13. Select which folders within your OneDrive you would like to sync. If you are not sure just check “Sync all files and folders…”.


Step 14. Done! Click “Open my OneDrive” to start adding files.

Additional Resources

Fix OneDrive Sync Problems

Syncing Files with OneDrive Sync Client (from Microsoft)

Transition from the existing OneDrive for Business sync client