Crescent College – OneDrive Setup on laptops

Use OneDrive to sync your school files from your home-based laptop. After that, you can work with files directly in the OneDrive folder, any changes that you make will sync automatically and be available when you arrive at the school.

To sync OneDrive to your laptop

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your school account with your email address and the password you set before lesaving the school on the summer break.


  2. Select the app launcher Office 365 app launcher icon , and then select OneDrive.

    Office 365 navigation options

  3. Select the Sync button.

    The Sync button

  4. When your browser asks for permission to open Microsoft OneDrive, click Allow or Yes.

    Screenshot of dialog box in Internet Explorer asking for permission to open Microsoft OneDrive

  5. What happens next depends on whether you have the latest version of OneDrive already, whether you’re signed in to OneDrive with your work or school account, and whether you use classic OneDrive.
    • If the Getting ready to sync dialog box appears and nothing else happens, click Get the latest version of OneDrive.

      Screenshot of the Getting ready to sync dialog box when setting up OneDrive for Business to sync

      When the download finishes you’ll be asked to sign in.

    • If the Set up OneDrive dialog box appears, sign in with your work or school account.

      Screenshot of Set Up OneDrive dialog box when setting up OneDrive for Business to sync

    • If you already have the latest version of OneDrive and you’re already signed in, OneDrive will open and you’ll be at the next step.
  6. When OneDrive opens and the Sync your OneDrive files to this PC dialog box appears, choose the folders you want to sync, or select Sync all files and folders, and then select OK.

    Screenshot of the Sync files from your OneDrive screen in the Welcome to OneDrive wizard

  7. Sync is all set up now. You can close the Getting ready to sync dialog box now, if it’s still open in web browser.
  8. Your OneDrive for Business files will now appear in File Explorer:

    or in “My Computer” on Windows 7.

    as OneDrive – CompanyName

  9. You can now copy in all the files you will require in the school and leave them sync to the cloud (leave computer on for a few hours untill compleated). When you arrive into the school all your files will be ready and waiting for you.