How to sync files and folders to OneDrive on a PC or Mac computer



a person sitting at a table using a laptop computer: OneDrive lets you sync your files between your Mac or PC and the cloud. skynesher/Getty Images


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OneDrive lets you sync your files between your Mac or PC and the cloud. skynesher/Getty Images

  • When you set up OneDrive, it’s automatically configured to sync all your files, including documents and photos, to the cloud. 
  • If you don’t want to sync everything, you can sync specific files and folders to OneDrive on your computer under “Preferences” in OneDrive’s “Help & Settings” menu.
  • OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage service that makes your files available across devices through either a public internet or a private network connection.
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Using Microsoft OneDrive, you can keep personal files stored on your computer in sync with the cloud. Those same files are then synced automatically and available on other devices. Doing this is an easy way to ensure your desktop and laptop always have access to the same set of documents,

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