How to Sync Teams Files

Files On-Demand allows you to access your files locally using Windows Explorer or Apple Finder.

Follow these steps to set up Files On-Demand and sync your Teams files:

  • Look for the cloud icon cloud.png in your taskbar (Windows) or menu bar (Mac).
    • If the icon does not have any alerts, this indicates you are signed in to OneDrive, which will support the Files-on-Demand setup.
  • Open Teams, and select the Teams icon on the left side of the window.
    • You may need to click All teams to view all Teams you are a member of.


  • Select the Team you want to sync, then navigate to General > Files > Documents.
Example Team shown for reference
  • At the top of the page, select Files, then Documents
  • Click on Sync.
    • You may close the OneDrive sync notification pop-up, the sync will continue in the background.


It may take several minutes for the files to sync.  To verify that the Team files have synced:

  • Windows: Go to File Explorer.  Under OneDrive, there should now be an icon for Stetson University, Inc.
  • Mac: Go to Finder.  There should now be an icon for OneDrive - Stetson University, Inc.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]