How to install OneDrive Sync client for Windows?

The OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client lets you connect and sync files between your OneDrive for Business in the Microsoft cloud (portal.office.com) and a local folder on your PC or Mac. You can add your work @uwindsor.ca account  as well as your personal @hotmail.com or @outlook.com account to the OneDrive for Business sync client and sync your work-related as well as personal files to your computer.

Note that this is optional. If you choose not to sync your OneDrive files stored in Microsoft Cloud with your computer, you can still access your OneDrive using the MS Office 365 Portal, providing that your account was licensed to use OneDrive.

To install OneDrive for Business sync client:

1. Launch your browser and go to https://portal.office.com 

2. Sign in with your University e-mail address as your login name, and your UWin ID password

3. Click the "One Drive" icon.

Note: If you are not seeing this icon, you are most likely not licensed to use OneDrive. You have to open a ticket and submit your request for the OneDrive license to be assigned to your Office 365 account.

4. Click on the "Get OneDrive Apps" link on the bottom left side of the window. This will take you to the following page: https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-ca/download/

5. Click on "Download" button underneath the "Install OneDrive to get started...".

6. Launch the file that you downloaded in the previous step. Depending on the browser, the exact steps for this may differ.

If you are using Internet Explorer, click on Run to launch the installer:

If you are using Firefox, click on Save File then launch it from the location where you saved it:

7. Follow instructions on the screen to configure your OneDrive Sync client once its installation completes.

Additional Information

For more information, please review these Microsoft KB articles.

Windows Computers: https://support.office.com/en-ca/article/Get-started-with-the-OneDrive-for-Business-Next-Generation-Sync-Client-in-Windows-615391c4-2bd3-4aae-a42a-858262e42a49?ui=en-US&rs=en-CA&ad=CA

Macintosh Computers: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Get-started-with-the-OneDrive-for-Business-Next-Generation-Sync-Client-on-Mac-OS-X-d11b9f29-00bb-4172-be39-997da46f913f?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

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