Add a shared folder to your OneDrive

When someone shares a folder and gives you edit permissions to it, add the shared folder to your own OneDrive to make it easier to edit and work with the folder and its contents. If you sync the folder to your Windows or Mac computers running the OneDrive app, you can work with the folder offline.

TIP: Shared folders added to your OneDrive do not use any of your OneDrive storage space. They only count against the folder owner's storage space.

Add a shared folder to your OneDrive

Sign in to OneDrive on your browser.

  1. In the OneDrive navigation pane, under OneDrive, click Shared. Folders you can add to your OneDrive are marked Can edit.
    OneDrive Shared folders
  2. Find the folder you want to add, and click the circle in the folder's tile to select it.
  3. Click Add to my OneDrive. Or, if you prefer, you can right-click the folder and then click Add to my OneDrive. Add shared folder to OneDrive
  • TIP: If you don't want the folder contents to sync and be shared, you can click Download. This copies the folder and its contents to your computer, not to your OneDrive. The files are available for you to edit offline, but you would not see updates made by others, and they would not get updates you make.