Top 2 Ways to Sync SharePoint to OneDrive Even Automatically

If you want to access or work with files from SharePoint libraries directly in File Explorer, even offline, continue reading below for 2 effective ways of syncing SharePoint to OneDrive.


By Ivy Updated on December 5, 2022

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Overview of SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint is a browser-based collaboration and data management tool included in the Microsoft Office 365 subscription and it is defined as a place where you can securely store, organise, share and access information on any device. However, creating a new SharePoint site is effectively an intranet and can contain lists, libraries, and posts and offers document version control.

In SharePoint, you can choose to use SharePoint Server or SharePoint Online:

  • SharePoint Server: It requires a traditional local infrastructure, and offers far greater control and security as well as more customisable. Select this if you think security is a big concern or the companies workl in a very sepecific way.
  • SharePoint Online: It is the standard SharePoint service, integrated with OneCloud and far simplier to setup and maintain than SharePoint Server.

And it offers you a Sync feature in the SharePoint sync folder or library, which helps to sync SharePoint to OneDrive and allows you to access your SharePoint files in File Explore. And any changes made to SharePoint and your computer will be synced to each side as well.

Sync SharePoint with OneDrive

What Are the Differences between SharePoint and OneDrive?

Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud storage for storing files and documents online either personal or business. And it can be considered as a SharePoint sync tool to sync changes made offline. Here are some differences between them in the following chart:




Cloud Storage  

On-site Storage


Collabration Documents


Shared Resources Library


Comments and mentions


Documents Scanning on the Go


Why Sync SharePoint to OneDrive?

In fact, many users sync SharePoint with OneDrive for better collaboration, and you can benefit from the following points:

  • Work on SharePoint files at any time, even offline.
  • Access SharePoint files without logging into SharePoint Online.
  • OneDrive will automatically sync your data to SharePoint when your computer is connected to the internet.

So how to sync SharePoint to OneDrive? Please continue to read below.

How to Sync SharePoint to OneDrive Even Automatically

To sync SharePoint to OneDrive, you need both a Microsoft 365 account and the latest version of OneDrive. Below are two effective ways to help you out:

  • The Sync feature in SharePoint.
  • The automatic sync software - AOMEI Backupper.

Both of them help you, but if you want an easier way for automatic sync, try the second one. Because the first method is really complicated and requires a certain professional knowledge. Of course, you can read them first and then select one of them.

Way 1: Sync SharePoint to File Explore with OneDrive

The Sync feature is a new option in SharePoint to help you sync SharePoint to OneDrive easily without mapping SharePoint document libraries to drives first. And you can work in a familiar space.

Step 1. Go to the Microsoft 365 login page in a web browser and sign in to your account. Be sure you log in with OneDrive as well.

Step 2. Open the SharePoint library you want to sync with OneDrive.

Step 3. When you are inside the library or folder, click the Sync button above.

Sync SharePoint to OneDrive

Step 4. At this time, you will receive two notifications: one is to ask for permission to open up OneDrive and the other is to tell you your files are in the process of being synced. Just close them and your files will be synced in the background.

Step 5. Wait until the sync process completes. Navigate to File Explore and Quick access, you will see the folder you just sync. And the folder is named as your school or business.                         

Way 2: Sync SharePoint to OneDrive Automatically with AOMEI Backupper

Except for the Sync feature in SharePoint, you still can use the best automatic sync software - AOMEI Backupper Standard to help you. It offers you a Schedule Sync feature to make the sync task automatic and you can sync files in the SharePoint folder daily, weekly, or monthly, not only files currently in it but also any changes made later.

Step 1. Be sure you log in with Microsoft 365 and OneDrive. Download and install AOMEI Backupper Standard on your computer.

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Step 2. Open AOMEI Backupper, click Sync and Basic Sync in order.

Basic Sync

Step 3. Click Add Folder and select SharePoint folder or library in File Explorer.

Add SharePoint Folder or Library

Step 4. Click Select a cloud drive at the lower location and choose OneDrive, click OK to add it.

Select a Cloud Drive

Step 5. To sync SharePoint to OneDrive automatically, click Schedule Sync and then enable it. Select Daily, Weekly, or Monthly afterward. And you can also tick Wake the computer to run scheduled tasks. Then, click Start Sync to sync SharePoint document library with local folder automatically.

Schedule Sync


  • By default, the Basic Sync method will not sync deletions from the source directory to the destination. If necessary, please enable it in Options.
  • Don’t modify the source folder, otherwise, this software will not sync anymore.
  • In the advanced edition, you can also enjoy Real-Time Sync, Mirror Sync, or Two-Way Sync, depending on the sync frequency, direction, or data security.


If you want to sync SharePoint to OneDrive, you can use the sync feature in both SharePoint and AOMEI Backupper. But I prefer the second one. It offers a Schedule Sync feature, which makes the sync task run automatically and easily. And it does not require you to learn professional knowledge.

If you want to sync files in real-time, mirror files or perform two-way data synchronization, please upgrade to the Professional version of AOMEI Backupper. For users who are using Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019, and 2022 (including the R2 version), try AOMEI Backupper Server.

Ivy · Editor
Ivy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She is an outgoing girl and enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She usually hangs out with friends at her leisure time.