Install Insync

Head to our downloads page to get the installer for your OS. If you're on an officially supported Linux distro, head to our Linux Installation Guide. Otherwise, click here

1. Choose Add OneDrive  and login with the OneDrive account you want to use with Insync.


2. Enter your OneDrive account. You can close this login tab/window and go to the Insync app window to continue the installation process. 

Insync will welcome you before proceeding. :) 

3. Set your local default sync folder (Base Folder). Insync will suggest a folder for you, but you can choose a different location by clicking Change. 


4. After choosing your Base Folder location, you have the option to configure your Ignore Rules or do it at a later time by clicking Not now.

5. Sync your files by checking the boxes beside each file or just choose Skip syncing .

IMPORTANT: If you select SKIP SYNCING, Insync will not create the Base Folder yet. 

NOTE: For Linux users using GNOME, make sure that you have installed AppIndicator (download it here).  This ensures that the Insync icon is visible on your system tray. 

Syncing your OneDrive files

1. Click on your OneDrive account (headshot with OneDrive icon) on the top bar and click the first icon on the left panel to access Files.

2. To sync multiple items from the cloud to your local machine, toggle the Cloud Selective Sync icon on the upper right-hand corner. Mark the boxes beside each file or folder you want to sync. 


3. To sync all of the files inside your OneDrive, click Select all found above the first row of files, and click Sync. To automatically sync new top-level folders created on Google Drive web, click Sync new top-level cloud items.

4. The blue badge indicates that sync is in progress, while green checks mean sync has been completed. More on Selective Sync here.

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