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You can sync files to your desktop / laptop so that you can access files from Files Explorer and when you aren't connected to the internet.

Created: March 2020

You need to have the OneDrive App on your desktop/laptop to sync your files. This should be installed on Windows 10. If it isn't or has been deleted, you should see a link to download this when syncing your files.

If you edit a file when you aren't connected to the internet, and other people also edit the file, more than one version of the file might be saved, each with different changes.

Sync Team Files

 Screenshot showing the location of the sync link in the files section in Teams

  1. Go to the Files section / document library you would like to sync.
  2. Click Sync.

Syncing for the first time

Screenshot of the Launch Application window

If you are setting up the sync for the first time you might be asked what application you would like to open the link with:

  1. Select Microsoft OneDrive.
  2. Click Open link.

If you don't have the Microsoft OneDrive option in the Launch application you will need to download OneDrive from the get the latest version of OneDrive link:

 Screenshot of the get the laterst version of OneDrive link

Sync In progress

Screenshot of the document library syncing message

 You should get a message to say that your files are syncing.

Select  folders to sync


  Screenshot of the location of the OneDrive Settings option

The OneDrive app will, by default, sync all files. You can select what folders you would like to sync:

  1. Click the OneDrive icon.
  2. Click More.
  3. Select Settings.


Screenshot of the Choose folders option in OneDrive settings


From the Account tab select Choose folders for the Team you are syncing.


Screenshot of the choosing folders screen

Uncheck any folders you don't want to sync.

View files

Screenshot of the windows files explorer showing the synced documents

Go to File Explorer. You should see synced Teams files under a Nexus365 heading.