Can You Add a SharePoint Folder to Your OneDrive?

Add SharePoint to OneDrive
Add SharePoint to OneDrive

When the world enters the era of big data, individuals and teams start using business cloud storage services to store mass data and collaborate with others. For many organizations, remote work becomes rigid demand. Popular cloud storage services like SharePoint Online and OneDrive are being used by these companies to improve work efficiency.

Both OneDrive and SharePoint are provided by the same company, Microsoft, and even share the same Office 365 account. But there are still some differences that drive users to use them at the same time. By adding SharePoint to OneDrive and connecting OneDrive to SharePoint, productivity will be largely increased due to the benefits of a variety of unique features offered by both services. Now just follow this complete guide to add SharePoint folders to OneDrive in a variety of easy ways.

How to Add SharePoint to OneDrive: 2 Normal Ways

Linking SharePoint to OneDrive provides easy access to a large number of files in a well-organized and easy-to-navigate manner. This helps all users get close to all the cloud files and directly share them with both SharePoint Online and OneDrive users.

Microsoft knows this user demand. So, it provides 2 official solutions for adding a SharePoint folder to OneDrive. You can read through “SharePoint Sync vs Add Shortcut to OneDrive” to choose the best function you like and follow the instructions below to quickly add a SharePoint folder to OneDrive for Business.

SharePoint: Add Shortcut to OneDrive vs Sync

Recently, Microsoft added an option to add a shortcut to OneDrive from a SharePoint library through the browser". Both SharePoint and OneDrive for Business have the function to sync data to Windows File Explorer or macOS Finder, allowing users to access the same data from their commonly used service.

As the name shows, "Add Shortcut to OneDrive" will create a SharePoint library or folder shortcut to OneDrive for Business of the browser version, the mobile apps, and the local folder in File Explorer or Finder. While "Sync" will only sync SharePoint to local drive in File Explorer or Finder.

Generally, both functions are helpful, but some SharePoint management-related functions cannot be found through File Explorer. Therefore, the choice depends primarily on whether you use the browser service or local service in File Explorer or Finder. What’s more, both functions require SharePoint and OneDrive for Business to be under the same Microsoft account.

Way 1. Add SharePoint Library to OneDrive via Add Shortcut to OneDrive

Step 1. Log in to SharePoint Online with your Office 365 account and open a documents library in a SharePoint Online site.

Step 2. Click “Add Shortcut to OneDrive” in the feature bar.

Add SharePoint to OneDrive via Shortcut
Add SharePoint to OneDrive via Shortcut

Step 3. Then you can log in to OneDrive for Business with the same Microsoft account and find the shortcut of a SharePoint documents library in the “My files” folder.

SharePoint Shortcut in OneDrive
SharePoint Shortcut in OneDrive

Way 2. How to Add SharePoint Site to OneDrive via Sync

Step 1. Download and install the OneDrive desktop app on your computer, then log in with the Office 365 account.

Step 2. Log in to SharePoint Online with the same account, then open a documents library on a site.

Step 3. Click “Sync” in the feature bar and “Copy library ID” in the pop-up window to sync SharePoint folder to OneDrive.

Sync SharePoint Library to OneDrive for Business
Sync SharePoint Library to OneDrive for Business

Step 4. Open the OneDrive folder in File Explorer or Finder, you will find the synced SharePoint documents library of the latest version.

How to Add SharePoint to OneDrive: 1 Efficient Way

The above 2 official methods are simple when SharePoint and OneDrive are under the same business Microsoft account and the OneDrive desktop app has been installed. But what if you want to add SharePoint to your personal OneDrive or another OneDrive for Business account? What if you don’t intend to download or install anything? Well, a professional cloud-to-cloud online sync service, MultCloud, can exactly meet your needs.

MultCloud is a reliable third-party cloud sync service and a multiple cloud storage manager that has a considerable user base. It provides a simple web interface and uses the OAuth authorization system to collect a user’s clouds together in one place. And MultCloud now supports more than 30 major cloud storage services.

  • Easy: Link, transfer, and backup data between clouds with one click.
  • Smart: 10 excellent sync modes in one-way, two-way, or real-time.
  • Efficient: Automatic and offline sync between clouds with schedules.
  • Safe: 256-bit AES encryption for SSL to full-time protect sync tasks.

In MultCloud, the Cloud Sync function can best help you add SharePoint to OneDrive through the simplest steps. You can use this function to add SharePoint Online to OneDrive for Business of the same or different accounts, or your personal OneDrive without any difficulty.

How to Add SharePoint Folder to OneDrive via Cloud Sync

Step 1. Go to the MultCloud web to sign up.

Step 2. Click “Add Cloud” and choose the SharePoint Online icon, then log in with your SharePoint account to add it to MultCloud. After that, add your OneDrive to MultCloud as well.

Add SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business to MultCloud
Add SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business to MultCloud

Step 3. Open the Cloud Sync page, select a documents library of a SharePoint Online site as the source, and select a location in OneDrive as the destination.

Step 4. Switch to “Real Time Sync” and click “Sync Now”, then MultCloud will add your SharePoint library to OneDrive immediately.

Sync SharePoint Online to OneDrive for Business via Cloud Sync
Sync SharePoint Online to OneDrive for Business via Cloud Sync


  • MultCloud offers 5 GB of free data traffic per month to each user. Since SharePoint always contains a large number of files, you can upgrade to a premium account to get more data traffic with superfast data sync speed.
  • To instantly link SharePoint to OneDrive, the Real Time Sync mode is most recommended. But you can also choose the other 9 great modes from “Options” according to your needs.
  • What’s more, if you only need to refresh the SharePoint folder in OneDrive at specific times, MultCloud provides daily, weekly, and monthly schedules for you to choose from.
10 Cloud Sync Modes
10 Cloud Sync Modes
Cloud Sync Schedules
Cloud Sync Schedules

In the End

It’s so simple to add SharePoint to OneDrive now with the 3 efficient ways illustrated above. As you can see, MultCloud may be your best SharePoint and OneDrive integration solution. It doesn’t require you to install anything but can provide you with the most reliable cloud-to-cloud data sync.

Besides, if you want to backup SharePoint to OneDrive of your own so that no one else can modify the data, MultCloud offers the Cloud Backup feature to safely back up data across clouds and easily restore from 1000 backed-up versions.

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