Install the the Sync Client (macOS)


OneDrive for Business is available for Macs running OS X El Capitan (10.11) and Mac OS Sierra (10.12) via the Mac Self Service application (see below). With the OneDrive for Business sync client, all of your files residing within your OneDrive folder will be automatically uploaded to the cloud. As you make changes to the files on your local computer, the changes will be synced to the cloud right away!

While the OneDrive sync client app can also be downloaded from the Mac App Store, Medaille has a special set up that ensures full compatibility with our systems and with Microsoft. Thus, Medaille IT will only support OneDrive Sync Clients on Macs that are set up through the process below, through Mac Self Service.


Activate Your OneDrive Account

If you have not already done so, you will need to sign into Office 365 at and click on OneDrive. This will properly provision your OneDrive space.

Set Up the OneDrive Sync Client

Once the app has been installed via Self Service, launch the application. You will first be prompted to enter your Medaille email address (abc123 format).

Next, you will be asked to choose between a Personal or a Work/School Account. Select the Work/School Account option.

Then, you will be prompted to enter your Medaille password. Make sure the Medaille logo appears at the top of the login window!

Once signed in, you'll be asked to choose a location to place your OneDrive sync folder on your local computer. For most users, the default user folder is sufficient.

Finally, you'll be asked to choose which folders to sync. You can choose to sync everything, or pick and choose folders to sync.

Once the folders have been selected, a sync will begin with OneDrive. Make sure to keep the box checked to open at login so that your OneDrive is kept up to date on your local computer!


Changing Folders that Sync

To change which folders sync from the cloud to your local computer, start by selecting the cloud icon in the top toolbar, and choosing Preferences.

Next, click on the Account tab at the top. Then, under Locations, select Choose Folders under OneDrive - Check or Uncheck the box cooresponding with the folder(s) you wish to sync/not-sync, and then click OK. Then, close out of the Settings window.

Once the changes have been applied, the new folders will begin to sync, or the old folders that you no longer wish to sync will be removed.


If you need assistance with setting up OneDrive for Business, please contact the medaille IT Help Desk at