Sync Teams files with OneDrive

In this post I will show you how you can sync the files in your team with OneDrive, to make them easily accessible from File Explorer and available offline if needed.

For the best experience Windows 10 1709, also known as Fall Creators Update, is recommended. It introduces the concept of Files on-demand, which «brings the power of the cloud into Windows File Explorer»

Open Teams and the team you wish to sync, pick your favourite channel, hit the Files tab and click Open in SharePoint.

The SharePoint document library will open in your default browser (depending on your environment you might have to log on with your Office 365 credentials).

If you only want to sync files from the current channel, feel free to hit the Sync button. To choose from the entire team (all channels), click Documents.

Click the Sync button and OneDrive will open.

Depending on whether or not you have synced your personal OneDrive or another SharePoint site you might need to log on and go through the first launch experience.

Windows 10 will provide you a toast message confirming the sync, and open the local folder.

You can see in the above screenshot all channels are synced. If you prefer to keep only a subset of the channels you can click the OneDrive icon in the bottom right corner and choose Settings, followed by Choose folders.

If you sync the whole team, and someone adds a channel, those files won’t sync until you add the folder from SettingsChoose folders in OneDrive.