By Teresa / Last Updated September 21, 2017

Why Sync OneDrive Files to PC?

As we know, OneDrive (previously SkyDrive) is built-in on-line cloud storage in Windows 10. OneDrive also has a desktop application so Windows 7 users can also benefit from this feature with no necessary upgrading to Windows 10. Many users hold the aim of storing and sharing files in OneDrive. Some of them even sync external hard drive to cloud for backup. Once a file is modified on one device, the other device installed with OneDrive will get the changed file quickly.


OneDrive performs real-time sync if the Internet connected. If you delete files on OneDrive in web browser, the files on local PC will be deleted as well right after the synchronization. You can find these files in the Recycle Bin. In general, OneDrive has 15GB free space for storage. Deleting files to save cloud space is not uncommon. Therefore, to sync files from OneDrive to PC another location has the same effect of protecting important files. Besides, this operation also allows you to access files offline, i.e. access from local disk or device instead of a web browser.

Sync Your OneDrive Files to This PC in OneDrive

To prevent important files loss from accident deletion or something else, you can set in OneDrive to deselect these folders to sync between cloud and local device. The access is right click the OneDrive icon and selects “Settings” > “Choose folders” > “Choose folders” again. At the coming up window, you can uncheck some particular folders to avoid deletion during the synchronization.

Nevertheless, this is not the only way to sync OneDrive cloud files to local disk. Besides, you have to sort these folders in case you missing any important files to sync to OneDrive. Another way to sync OneDrive files is to do with the help of third-party software. Install OneDrive desktop application and make this OneDrive folder as the source path. Sync this folder to external hard drive or other locations of this PC through 3rd party sync tool.

AOMEI Backupper Professional is a reliable file and folder sync utility that can help you sync OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive files to computer in Windows 10/8/7 with ease. You can sync two directories in Windows 10 for data protection. Scheduled file sync of daily, weekly, monthly, event-trigger and real-time mode is also available. It has a considerable service to run missed sync at the next system startup if the OneDrive is off the net and its sync does not complete in time.

How to Sync OneDrive Files to PC via AOMEI Backupper?

1. Download and install OneDrive desktop app. Please remember the path that you installed. Install and run AOMEI Backupper.

2. At the main console, go Backup and roll-down your mouse to find File Sync.

File Sync

3. Click Add Folder and then Browse to select the OneDrive folder as the source data.

Add Folder Browse

Tips: you can exclude the folder you don’t want to sync here.

4. Click the box next to “Step2” to select a folder from local PC as the destination path.

Destination path

5. Click Start Sync.

Start Sync


  • Schedule: you can set sync time mode and sync type (incremental, full, differential) here.

  • Sync Options: you can set email notification here.

How do you sync your OneDrive files to this local PC? You can do with OneDrive itself and you also have other choices like do with the help of third-party software. What method you are using is not the most important. What counts most is all of them have achieved the goal of protecting data and saving cloud space.

AOMEI Backupper also can assist you sync multiple PC folders to Google Drive. AOMEI Backupper Standard is the best free real-time sync software that helps you keep every change instantly. Create a bootable USB drive or CD/DVD disc using this software just in case that your PC refuses to boot some day.