Enable users to sync SharePoint files with the new OneDrive sync client

Enable users to sync SharePoint files with the new OneDrive sync client

This article is for IT administrators who want to enable users in their organizations to sync SharePoint Online team sites with the new OneDrive sync client.

When you enable this feature, users will be able to sync the files in a SharePoint Online team site to their PCs and Macs using the new OneDrive sync client (OneDrive.exe). As part of this, they will be able to:

  • Browse to a SharePoint Online site or shared folder and click "Sync" to sync all contents in the document library or only selected folders that are important to them.

  • Change the folders they sync directly from their PC or Mac.

  • Sync shared folders.

  • Sync read-only files and folders.

  • Coauthor files in real time with Office 2016 (C2R build 16.0.7167.2xxx or MSI build 16.0.4432.100x)

  • Automatically transition from the existing OneDrive for Business sync client (Groove.exe)

Test the feature before you enable it for your organization

Follow these steps to preview the syncing of SharePoint Online files before enabling the feature for your entire organization.

IMPORTANT: You only need to follow these steps to set registry keys on computers you want to use to preview the functionality. When you’re ready to enable SharePoint sync for your organization, you can remove these registry keys and follow the steps under Set SharePoint to sync with the new OneDrive sync client.

Enable SharePoint Online sync for Windows

Follow these steps on each computer where you want to preview the feature. If you're currently syncing sites and libraries using the previous OneDrive for Business sync client (Groove.exe), then this preview automatically takes over syncing those sites and libraries. (For more information on how this works, see Transition from the previous OneDrive for Business sync client.)

Set up team site sync using the new OneDrive sync client
  1. Download and install the latest OneDrive sync client.

  2. Download and open TeamSiteSyncPreview.reg to enable SharePoint document library sync.

    NOTE: The registry keys don't work for previewing the feature using Internet Explorer on Windows 7, or for SharePoint sites that use the classic experience.

  3. Restart the sync client:

    • Right-click the blue cloud icon in your system tray and click Exit.

    • Search for “OneDrive” in the Start menu and choose OneDrive Desktop app.

Enable SharePoint Online sync for Mac

You must be an Administrator on your Mac to enable SharePoint Online sync.

NOTE: If you're currently using the OneDrive Mac Store app, you must first uninstall it before installing the latest build of the new OneDrive sync client.

Remove the OneDrive Mac Store app
  1. Open Finder and Search for “OneDrive.app” or “OneDriveDF.app” from “This Mac.”

  2. Move all returned items to the trash.

Once you've removed the Mac Store app, you can install the preview build of the new OneDrive sync client.

Enable team site sync
  1. Exit the new OneDrive sync client by clicking on the OneDrive cloud icon in the Menu bar and selecting Quit OneDrive.

  2. Open a terminal window by using cmd+space and searching for “Terminal.”

  3. Run the following commands:

    Defaults write com.microsoft.OneDrive TeamSiteSyncPreview -bool True

    Defaults write com.microsoft.OneDriveUpdate Tier Team

    Killall cfprefsd

Restart the sync client and log in again if prompted.

Deploy and configure the new OneDrive sync client

When you're ready to enable users in your organizations to sync SharePoint Online team sites with the new OneDrive sync client, you first need to deploy the new OneDrive sync client to your organization.

See Deploy the new OneDrive sync client in an enterprise environment

See Configure the new OneDrive sync client on macOS

If your organization is currently syncing SharePoint Online document libraries using the previous OneDrive for Business sync client (Groove.exe), the new OneDrive sync client will automatically take over syncing those libraries when users set up a new site or sign in to the client for the first time. (For more information on how this works, see Transition from the previous OneDrive for Business sync client.)

Set SharePoint to sync with the new OneDrive sync client

  1. Open the SharePoint admin center.

  2. In the left pane, click settings.

  3. Make sure "OneDrive Sync Button" is set to "Start the new client." To sync SharePoint files with the new client, you must also sync OneDrive files with the new client.

  4. For "Sync Client for SharePoint," select Start the new client.

  5. Click OK

    These changes take several hours to propagate. To check that they've propagated, go to a SharePoint Online site and click Sync. In the browser dialog box that confirms the request to open a program, the "Program" should appear as "Microsoft OneDrive" and the "Address" should start with "odopen://"

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