How to Backup Files on a Macbook

How to Set up OneDrive Sync on Macbook

  1. Install OneDrive for Mac.

    Important: If you are currently using the OneDrive Mac Store app, you must first uninstall it before installing the latest build of the sync app.

  2. If you're not signed in to OneDrive with any account, start OneDrive to connect to your ISS Account.

    1. Start OneDrive by opening Finder, or Launchpad to launch OneDrive. This starts OneDrive Setup.

    2. Enter your ISS Email & Password and then select Sign in to set up your account.

      Screenshot of the first page of OneDrive Setup

    3. When setting up your OneDrive, it has a default location set.

    4. When you see the This is your OneDrive folder screen, you’ll now see a path to the folder you selected. Click Next to continue.

Screenshot of This is your OneDrive folder screen after choosing a folder in the Welcome to OneDrive wizard on a Mac

On the Sync Files from Your OneDrive screen, you can choose the folders you want to sync to your computer, and click Next. This conserves space on your computer, and reduces bandwidth needed for the sync processes.

Screenshot of the OneDrive setup menu for selecting which folders or files to sync.

How to Backup Your Computer with Google Drive

  1. On your computer, go to and sign in with your ISS Email Address and Password
  2. At the top left, click New and then  File Upload or Folder Upload.


  3. Choose the file(s) or folder(s) you want to upload.  HINT: You can click on one file, and then press the keys CTRL + A to select all of the files, or hold the CTRL key and select multiple files at once.  After the folders & files are selected, click Open.