Set up OneDrive for Business for MacOS


  • Applies to: User
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time needed: 15 Minutes
  • Tools required: Microsoft 365® user licensed with OneDrive®, macOS®, active network connection

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This article describes how to install and configure the OneDrive for Business® application for macOS.

**Note: If you are unsure whether your license includes OneDrive, contact your administrator.

Install OneDrive for macOS

Use the following steps to install the OneDrive application:

  1. Navigate to the App Store.

  2. Search for OneDrive and click Install.

  3. Click Open.

Configure OneDrive for macOS

Use the following steps to configure OneDrive:

  1. Start the OneDrive application.

  2. Enter your Microsoft 365 email address and click Sign in.

  3. Enter your Microsoft 365 password when prompted and click Sign in.

  4. After signing in successfully, click Next to proceed with the default OneDrive folder location.

  5. Select the files and folders that you want to download from OneDrive and click Next.

Note: If you want to change the default folder location for OneDrive, you can do this when prompted to Choose OneDrive Folder Location during the initial setup.

Add files to OneDrive for macOS

You can add files to OneDrive by using one of the following methods:

  • Save a file in your OneDrive folder.

  • Move a file to your OneDrive folder.

  • Copy a file to your OneDrive folder.

For more information about how to share files in OneDrive, refer to this Microsoft Support Article.