How to setup OneDrive and SharePoint on an iMac or Macbook

We show you how to install Microsoft’s and on a Mac, so you can share files with other Mac and Windows users

If you or your company uses Microsoft Onedrive or Sharepoint in a Windows PC environment as part of Office 365, it can also be setup to work the same way and access and edit files on an iMac or Macbook running Apples OSx as follows.

Firstly install the on the Mac by clicking on the App Store icon


and searching for “Onedrive


A comprehensive guide is also available from Microsoft at the following address

Once Onedrive is installed, you can then login to your companies Sharepoint or your personal Onedrive account and “sync” your files to your Mac using the OneDrive App

Syncing SharePoint Files

Once in Sharepoint click on the “sync” icon


And select the files or folders you wish to sync.

On the top taskbar, you should see the Onedrive icon start to become animated as the the files start to sync, depending on the number of files, these may take some time to download

To access the files that have been synced, right click the “Onedrive” icon, and select the Onedrive or Sharepoint folder you wish to access

Other available options here can be found under “Preferences

A recent development on Mac OS, is that if you also run Windows on your Mac using Parallels with OneDrive running, hitting the “Sync” button will force the Sharepoint sync to the Windows version and not the Mac version.

Each personal users of Office 365 has up to 1TB of OneDrive storage included in their subscriptions. For Office 365 Business versions, each Office 365 individual user licence offers 1TB storage per person, combining licences over an organization (tenant) gives an overall storage allowance calculated as follow:

1 TB plus 10 GB per user license purchased.

Example scenarios of increased storage allocation

100 user licenses = Total tenant allocation of 2TB

For “unlimited” data-storage plans, see below

Cloud Data Storage

In Australia you can purchase Office 365 (which contains Onedrive and SharePoint) directly from The IT Guys at a discounted price compared to the Microsoft site by clicking on the following links.

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2 comments to “How to setup OneDrive and SharePoint on an iMac or Macbook”

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  1. Jeremiah - April 25, 2019 Reply

    I’m wondering why I’m not given the option of which folder to sync when on Sharepoint (Team Site). It just automatically sync to my OneDrive Desktop app and freezes the hang since the site is way too heavy. How can I ensure that I have the option to sync folders, when I hit that sync button?

  2. Jeremiah - April 25, 2019 Reply

    Having sync issues here… Im wondering why I’m not given the option to select which folders to sync. How can I ensure I get this option?

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