How to Sync Your Files in SharePoint

In: BlogDate: Sep 15, 2020By: Rachael Worrall

If you use SharePoint at work, you might be missing being able to manage your files using Windows Explorer or the File tab in your applications. In this short video, Rachael explains how you can Sync your SharePoint Libraries so that you can browse, copy and paste your files just like you are used to.

Hi, we are Happy

We are leading a movement to create happy, empowered and productive workplaces.

How can we help you and your people to find joy in at least 80% of your work?

More about Happy

How to Sync Your Files in SharePoint


Many organisations are now switching to Office 365 to make use of SharePoint and Cloud file storage. This means that files can be accessed anywhere you have an internet connection, as well as being held securely. You may also have access to OneDrive, which is for storing your personal documents, while SharePoint Libraries are ideal for sharing documents that will be used by individual teams or the whole organisation.

As well as using the SharePoint interface on the website, you can also Sync your SharePoint Libraries with your computer. This means that they are accessible through Windows Explorer and in the Files tab, just like files stored on your computer's harddrive.

In the short video above, Rachael explains how you can synchronise your SharePoint Library with your computer.

Why not sign up to our newsletter?

Sign up to our monthly newsletter, full of tips, tricks and news to help you to be happier and more productive at work.

Sign up here

Learn to work smarter in Office 365 with our Online Training Courses

We offer a host of courses that are designed to improve your productivity with Office 365, with many just 90 minutes long!

  • Introduction to MS Office 365 including OneDrive (half-day) — In this half-day workshop, get to grips with the Cloud and the collaborative features available, including sharing documents with OneDrive. Next runs as a public course on 24th May (held online via Zoom).
  • Introduction to SharePoint (half-day) - This 3 hour long course takes you through all the essentials of SharePoint, including navigating Libraries, creating, editing and uploading documents, and using the desktop versions of SharePoint and Microsoft Office.
  • 9 Tips to Leading Interactive Meetings (2 hours) - Available for both MS Teams and Zoom, you will learn how to make your online meetings fun and engaging, using features such as break out rooms, shared documents and surveys.
  • MS Teams: New User (half day) - Gain the skills necessary to use Teams to communicate effectively with individuals and groups in this half-day course.
  • MS Teams: Features for Team Owners (90 minutes) - Designed for users who are responsible for creating and managing Teams for their organisation. You will learn about the different types of Teams and channels and how to create them, as well as managing permissions and members.

Each session is held online and is fully interactive. You will be asked questions, have activities and will be involved just like our classroom sessions.

See all of our online IT sessions here

Why learn online with Happy?

  • Interactive and engaging - just like our classroom sessions
  • Bitesize or full-day sessions - fit around your schedule
  • Learn from home - all you need is a quiet place to call from and an internet connection
  • IT Helpline - 2 years of free support after your course
  • No quibble money-back guarantee

Rachael Worrall

Rachael is the IT Product Development Manager, as well as being our Lead IT Trainer. She is responsible for making sure all our courses are of the highest quality. She has worked at Happy for over 15 years. Rachael was awarded Bronze in the Learning and Performance Institute's IT Trainer of the Year Award in 2007.

More by Rachael

Testimonials from happy customers