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Create a Backup Sync Library Folder in OneDrive for Business

PLEASE NOTE: If you are syncing for the first time, it is recommended you navigate to your office 365 OneDrive and choose the sync option from there. Future syncs can be done through the OneDrive client on your desktop in the system tray. 

To create a Backup Sync Library Folder in OneDrive for Business:

  1. After launching the OneDrive for Business Client, it will open a new window.
  2. Click on Sync Now. OneDrive for Business will now connect your computer to your OneDrive.
  3. Once completed, OneDrive will start to download a copy of everything from OneDrive to your desktop computer.

Back Up UTRGV OneDrive

  1. Now that there is a local copy of all your OneDrive files on your computer, these files will be moved into a backup folder. We can find our OneDrive folder easily by clicking on the Start Menu and then clicking your name in the upper right-hand corner of the menu.
  2. This opens up the user profile folder where we can easily locate where OneDrive has saved all the files. Create a backup folder by right-clicking anywhere within the Window showing your folders, select New, and click Folder. You can name the folder whatever you'd like, for this example the folder name Backup Folder for OneDrive is used.
  3. Open your OneDrive folder and select everything, copy, and paste your OneDrive contents into the backup folder.

Move a New Library to UTRGV OneDrive

  1. Click the white triangle icon in the taskbar in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click on the OneDrive icon and select Stop syncing a folder.
  3. The default name OneDrive for Business or OneDrive - The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley should display in the window that appears, select it and click the Stop syncing button.
  4. Click Yes on the dialog box asking for confirmation then click OK.
  5. Click the white triangle icon again and right click on the OneDrive icon.
  6. Choose Sync New Library.
  7. Open a web browser, navigate to and login to your email account.
  8. Click on the Office 365 Tiles icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen to display all the web apps.
  9. Click on OneDrive.
    NOTE: If this is your first time going through these steps, Microsoft will take a few moments to set up your OneDrive for the first time use.
  10. Once you are logged in to your OneDrive click on the Sync button.
  11. After the Sync Window appears, click the Sync Now button.
  12. After the setup is complete you can click Show My Files to have the UTRGV OneDrive window open.
  13. You should now be able to copy the files from the backup folder into your UTRGV OneDrive.

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