Sync a SharePoint Drive folder to Windows File Explorer

How To:

  • Sync a SharePoint Drive folder to Windows File Explorer 

Applies To:

  • Staff 
  • Faculty

Steps:

1. In a modern browser like Chrome or Edge navigate to hornet365.com and choose your role. (Faculty or Employees) 

Hornet365 home page


2. Find and click on the SharePoint tile.

SharePoint tile


3. Once you have reached the page click on SharePoint Drive.  

SharePoint landing page with folder links


4. Now find your main level folder on the page. In this example, we chose the CSI folder. 

SharePoint Drive page with folders


5. In this example, CSI has multiple SharePoint Drive folders. Each folder from this page will need to be synced separately if you want to view them in your file explorer. Double click on a SharePoint Drive to open it. Note: You will be able to see all folder icons, but you can only access the SharePoint Drives that you have permission. If permission is needed you will need to contact your departmental DAC. 

SharePoint folder departmental page


6. From this screen, you can sync the drive to your PC. Click ‘Sync’ on the toolbar.  

Sync button on SharePoint


7. You will then get two pop-up boxes. Click ‘Open Microsoft OneDrive’. The next box will say Getting Ready to Sync. If you are not already signed in to OneDrive on your computer, you will also get a prompt asking you to sign in. 

Open OneDrive- ready to sync pop-up


8. You should get a pop-up notification from OneDrive that the files are syncing. In File Explorer, you will see a building icon that says emporia.edu after it. This is where SharePoint will sync. Each SharePoint Drive that you sync will be listed here separately.  

File Explorer

Details

Article ID: 89586
Created
Thu 10/17/19 1:12 PM
Modified
Mon 7/25/22 9:08 AM

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