It’s generally better to work through the OneDrive directly but it is nice to have access to your files in a more traditional way while you get used to SharePoint. If you’ve set up your SharePoint drive as a Favorite already, it’s easy to access.
Another way is to set SharePoint as a drive letter. Just like you access your current shared network drives, you can give SharePoint a letter and access it through Windows Explorer the same way.
- Open Windows Explorer
- Right-click on Computer
- Select Map network drive
- Choose an empty drive letter from the drop down list and then type in your document folder location: http://your_SharePoint_site/personal/your_username/documents
I ended up mapping my top level folder – not Documents – so that I can access the Forms folder, and add templates and other files to my OneDrive.