Installing the OneDrive Sync Client

Cedarville University Information Technology recommends the use of the Microsoft OneDrive Sync Client to allow you to access your OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint files directly from your computer.

The OneDrive Sync client will display the files and folders that you have stored in the cloud as if they were stored on your computer's hard drive. When you open or use the files, it will download them to your computer as needed, and upload any changes back to the OneDrive cloud so that your files stay in sync.

Similar applications are also available for Android and iOS.

Once you have the Sync Client installed, it will synchronize files with your Individual OneDrive library only. To sync files from a shared or department-owned OneDrive library, please see Sync Department Folders and Shared Libraries in OneDrive

University-Provided Computers

Use the instructions below for installing the OneDrive Sync Client on a University-provided computer. 

Install OneDrive

  1. Start the CedarNet 2.0 application:
    1. Windows: Double-click the CedarNet 2.0 icon on your desktop (Windows), or search for and open "Software Center" using the Start Menu.
    2. MacOS: Search for "CedarNet" using the magnifying glass in the top right-hand corner of your screen, or Navigate to your Applications folder in Finder, and open the Cedarnet 2.0 application. 
  2. Search for "OneDrive" using the search bar in CedarNet 2.0
  3. Click the OneDrive icon, and the select "Install"
  4. The application will be installed. Your computer may reboot to complete the installation.
     

Start OneDrive

Once the application has been installed, it should launch automatically and prompt you for your email address. Enter your full Cedarville University email address, and follow the prompts to finish signing in.

If the program does not launch automatically, you can launch it from the following locations: 

  • Windows: Use the Start Menu to search for "OneDrive"
  • MacOS: Use the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner of your screen to search for "OneDrive" or find the OneDrive application in your Applications folder. 

Personally-Owned Computers

Use the following instructions to install the OneDrive Sync Client to a personally-owned MacOS or Windows computer: 

  1. Find the OneDrive Sync Client in your computer's App Store (MacOS | Windows 10).
  2. Click "Get" or "Download" to install OneDrive.

Once the application has been installed, it should launch automatically and prompt you for your email address. Enter your full Cedarville University email address, and follow the prompts to finish signing in.

If the program does not launch automatically, you can launch it from the following locations: 

  • Windows: Use the Start Menu to search for "OneDrive"
  • MacOS: Use the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner of your screen to search for "OneDrive" or find the OneDrive application in your Applications folder. 
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