How to Sync Files with OneDrive in Windows or Mac OS

Instead of logging into the OneDrive cloud to access, add, or update files, you can sync files between your computer and OneDrive to access them on the computer. All your changes in your computer will be synced to OneDrive directly.  This allows you to get to your file from anywhere.

 

Option I:  Sync Files with OneDrive in Windows

Sync OneDrive Files and Folders Video

 

  1. In Windows 10 taskbar, select Start icon, find OneDrive, then open it.
    Note: If you can’t see the OneDrive, you can download and install OneDrive for PC
  2. When OneDrive Setup starts, enter your UH Cougarnet account, and select Sign in.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the setup.
    Warning:  Do NOT select any folders in the “Back up your folders” step (see the screenshot below,) if you do NOT want back up (your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures) folders in OneDrive.back up your folders image
  4. When it is done, click Open my OneDrive folder.
  5. Your OneDrive files will appear in File Explorer named OneDrive- University of Houston.

This image is for the tutorial option I steps 1-5.

Option II:  Sync Files with OneDrive in Mac OS

  1. Go to Finder, click Applications and select OneDrive. This starts OneDrive Setup.
    Note:  If you can’t see the OneDrive, you can download and install OneDrive for Mac
  2. Enter your UH Cougarnet account. Click Sign In
  3. Follow the prompts to finish the setup.
  4. When it is done, click Open my OneDrive folder.
  5. You can see OneDrive icon up in your Menu bar.

This image is for the tutorial option I steps 1-5.