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Tech tips: How to sync your SkyDrive library to your computer

Posted In Internet, MS office, Online Storage - By Techtiplib on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 With 1 Comment

You can sync a SharePoint library to your computer, and then work with files in the library by using Windows Explorer. Updates to files sync to SharePoint whenever you’re online. You can sync your SkyDrive or a library on a team site.

Sync your SkyDrive library to your computer

The simplest way to sync your SkyDrive library is to go to your SkyDrive and then click the SYNC button:

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This opens the Sync Library wizard, and automatically recognizes the name and web address of your SkyDrive library. Click Sync Now to start syncing your SkyDrive. Click Show my files… in the dialog box to open your synced SkyDrive folder in Windows Explorer. In Windows Explorer, your synced SkyDrive is listed in your Favorites in a folder named “SkyDrive Pro.”

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You can also start the Sync Library wizard from the SkyDrive Pro menu in your Windows system tray:

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If you have yet to sync any SharePoint libraries to your computer, the Sync Library wizard automatically prompts you to sync your SkyDrive, and references the Web address of your SkyDrive. If you want to sync a different library, you can click Sync a different library instead and then enter the Web address of the SharePoint library you want to sync.

If you’ve already synced your SkyDrive, the Sync Library wizard prompts you to specify the address of the library you want to sync.

Sync a team site library to your computer

The simplest way to sync a team site library is to go to the library and then click the SYNC button at the top of the page.

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This opens the Sync Library wizard, and automatically recognizes name and web address of the team site library. Click Sync Now to start syncing the library. Click Show my files… in the dialog box to open your synced library folder in Windows Explorer. In Windows Explorer, the synced library folder is placed in the SharePoint Libraries folder. The synced library folder uses the name of the site library.

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You can also start the Sync Library wizard from the SkyDrive Pro menu in your Windows system tray:

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If you have yet to sync any SharePoint libraries to your computer, the Sync Library wizard automatically prompts you to sync your SkyDrive, and references the Web address of your SkyDrive. If you want to sync a different library such as a team site library, you can click Sync a different library instead and then enter the Web address of the SharePoint library you want to sync.

If you’ve already synced your SkyDrive, the Sync Library wizard prompts you to specify the address of the library you want to sync.

Via Microsoft

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