Benefits of Auto Sync Folder to OneDrive

Auto Sync Folder to OneDrive
Automatically Sync Folder to OneDrive

OneDrive is a cloud storage service that allows users to store, share, and sync files and folders online. It can not only automatically sync files among different devices but also automatically sync with your local folders if you use the OneDrive desktop app. Auto sync can bring a lot of benefits to us and here are some common ones:

  • Data Backup and Protection: Automatic syncing ensures that your files are regularly backed up to the cloud, protecting them from data loss due to hardware failure, theft, or other unforeseen events.
  • Access Anywhere, Anytime: Synced folders can be accessed from any device with an internet connection. This provides flexibility and convenience, enabling you to work on your files from different locations and devices seamlessly.
  • Automatic Updates: Files are automatically updated in the cloud when changes are made locally, and vice versa. This saves time and effort compared to manually uploading or downloading files.

Auto Sync Folder to OneDrive from Local Position [2 Ways]

In this part, there are 3 solutions on how to make a folder automatically upload to OneDrive. 2 of them need you to download the OneDrive desktop app, and the steps are separated into 2 phases for both new users and people who have already set up this app. Another way is syncing a folder through AOMEI Backupper - a free backup, restore, clone, and sync software.

Way 1: Sync Desktop to OneDrive on Windows 10/Mac via OneDrive App

If you want to follow this method, please make sure that you have downloaded the OneDrive app before.

If You are a New User of OneDrive Desktop App

Step 1: Open the OneDrive folder in File Explorer after you download its desktop app.

Open OneDrive Folder
Open OneDrive Folder

Step 2: Sign in to your OneDrive and then tick which you want to sync from your PC to OneDrive.

Set OneDrive Sync
Set OneDrive Sync

If You Have Set up the OneDrive Desktop App

Step 1: Open the OneDrive app and click “Settings”.

Click Settings
Click Settings

Step 2: Log in to your OneDrive account and choose “Sync and back up”.

Choose Sync and Back up
Choose Sync and Back up

Step 3: Click “Manage backup” in the first line. Then tick “Documents” and click the button “Start backup”. The folders and files will sync with OneDrive automatically.

Click Start Backup
Click Start Backup

Way 2: Auto Sync Local Folder to OneDrive via AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is professional in syncing your local or network folders to a cloud. Unlike the OneDrive Sync, AOMEI Backupper has more options on sync modes like Real-Time Sync, Mirror Sync, and Two-way Sync.

Real-Time Sync: The sync process will run constantly and keep updating files from your folders to OneDrive.

Mirror Sync: All the modifications will be synced to OneDrive and always keep the same as the local folders.

Two-way Sync: Auto sync folder to OneDrive while syncing OneDrive to that folder at the same time.

Step 1: Download AOMEI Backupper Standard and open it on your desktop.

Step 2: Click “Sync” in the left bar and choose "Basic Sync".

Choose Basic Sync
Choose Basic Sync

Step 3: Click “Add Folder”, select the folder that you want to sync with OneDrive on your computer, and click “Open”.

Click Add Folder
Click Add Folder

Step 4: Click the lower box and choose “Select a cloud drive”. Then select OneDrive as the destination and click “OK”.

Select OneDrive
Select OneDrive

Step 5: Click the button “Start Sync” and the task is established.

Auto Sync Folder to OneDrive
Auto Sync Folder to OneDrive


Why does not OneDrive sync automatically?
OneDrive may not sync automatically due to issues such as a poor internet connection, disabled settings, power-saving modes, file size or type limitations, conflicts or errors with specific files, or outdated software. Checking and adjusting these factors can help resolve the syncing problem. Contacting Microsoft support or seeking assistance from the OneDrive community may also be beneficial.
Can I stop certain files from syncing to OneDrive?
Yes, you can stop certain files from syncing to OneDrive. You can do this by selecting the files or folders you want to exclude and then choosing the "Free up space" or "Don't sync" option in the OneDrive settings on your device.
How to auto sync the SharePoint folder to OneDrive?
To auto-sync a SharePoint folder to OneDrive, you can use MultCloud Cloud Sync. Create a MultCloud account, add SharePoint and OneDrive to it, Apply Cloud Sync, and start the process. The whole process will be quite easy.

Auto Sync Folder to OneDrive from Other Clouds [Free & Easy]

In this section, we will go further with the question of "how to auto-sync the SharePoint folder to OneDrive". To easily solve this problem, you can use MultCloud, a professional cloud-managing service. With MultCloud Cloud Sync, you can customize your task with 10 sync modes like Real Time Sync, Incremental Sync, Two-way Sync, Cumulative Sync, and more. Besides, you can schedule this task and filter the files you want or don't want to sync. See how convenient it is through the following steps:

Step 1: Enter MultCloud and create a new MultCloud account.

Step 2: Add Google Drive and OneDrive by clicking “Add Cloud” and their icons. Here you will log in to your accounts after clicking their icons.

Add SharePoint Online and OneDrive
Add SharePoint Online and OneDrive

Step 3: Click “Cloud Sync” and choose "Real Time Sync". Then select Google Drive and OneDrive in the boxes and click “Sync Now”. The folders in Google Drive will be continuously synced to OneDrive unless you manually stop the process or there is nothing change in the folders over 7 days.

Automatically sync Folders to OneDrive from SharePoint
Automatically sync Folders to OneDrive from SharePoint Online


  • Every user can get 5 GB of free traffic each month. If you think it is not enough, you can become a VIP user to enjoy more traffic.
  • If you don't want the sync process to go in real time but remain in the auto-sync status, you can use the Schedule feature under the Normal Sync circumstance. It allows you to set the process to run at an exact time daily/weekly/monthly.
Schedule Normal Sync
Schedule Normal Sync


After reading this post, you must learn how to auto sync folder to OneDrive from other clouds via MultCloud and from the local position by AOMEI Backupper and the OneDrive desktop app.

As you can see, MultCloud is of great use in syncing one cloud to another cloud. You can also try to sync OneDrive with Dropbox or other clouds. The operations are quite similar and you just need to change the source cloud and target cloud to your desired ones.

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