Sync OneDrive Files to Your Local Device


Follow these steps to synchronize your OneDrive files with your computer or mobile device. Once you synchronize your files with your computer or mobile device, you can access your content via your local file system instead of a Web browser. You can also access your files when you are offline. Offline edits will automatically sync with OneDrive for Business the next time you connect. Note: You only need to go through this process once.

Steps to Take

Sync on a Mac

Download the OneDrive client for Mac in the Apple App Store. Follow Microsoft's instructions to set up the file sync.

Sync on a PC

  1. Access OneDrive
    1. Go to the sign-in page:
    2. Log in with your AD username and password. (use the format
  2. Select sync from your Documents screen
  3. Click Sync now 
  4. To see your files locally, use Windows Explorer to find your OneDrive for Business files under Favorites:
    1. Locate "OneDrive @ UC San Diego" under "Favorites"

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please submit a ticket or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357