OneDrive for Business macOS Client Sync Settings


To change the folders that sync for a site, or to stop syncing all files on a site, on a macOS device follow the steps below.


What materials do I need?

  • macOS device with OneDrive client installed


How do I use this technology?

  1. Click the OneDrive icon in the menu bar.

    macOS OneDrive menu bar icon highlighted
  2. Click More.

    macOS OneDrive menu more button highlighted
  3. Click Preferences.

    macOS OneDrive menu preferences option highlighted
  4. Click the Account tab.

    macOS OneDrive Preferences Account highlighted
  5. Locate the desired location, and click Choose Folders.

    macOS OneDrive Preferences Account team choose file button highlighted
  6. To change the folders that you're syncing, select the desired folders, and files you want to sync.

    macOS OneDrive Preferences Choose Folders example

    After selecting the desired content you want to have available on your device, click Ok.
  7. To stop syncing a site, click Stop Sync next to the site.

    macOS OneDrive Preferences Account stop sync button highlighted


If you've elected to stop syncing one, or more, location with the OneDrive client copies of the files remain on your device. You can delete them if you want.



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