How to Upload a Document in SharePoint Online List/Library?

In this tutorial, I will explain how to upload a document in SharePoint Online list/library with various approaches.

How to Upload a File in SharePoint List [Using Attachments Column]

1. Open a SharePoint list -> Click on + New, or select an item and click Edit. Then click on Attachments.

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2. Select the file in the local system -> Click the Open and Save button.

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3. The attachments column is currently not visible in the list. To add the attachment column to the list, please follow the instructions below:

  • Go to the +Add column.
  • Look for the “See or Hidden” column and click on it.
  • Select the checkbox for “Attachments”.
  • Click on “Apply”.
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4. The file’s name is not visible in the attachments column, but the link is available.

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5. If you want to file name, select the item, click on Edit, and see at the bottom of the attachments.

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This is how to upload files in the SharePoint list using attachments.

How to upload a file or folder in the SharePoint library [Using Upload Option]

1. Open a SharePoint library -> Click on the Upload button from the top navigation bar and select the Files or Folder as shown below.

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2. Select the folder or file in the local system and click the Upload button.

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3. After, it gives a pop-up message, and click on Upload.

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4. Now, we can see the uploaded folders or files in the SharePoint library.

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This is how to upload a file or folder in the SharePoint library

How to upload a file or folder in SharePoint library [Using Sync to OneDrive]

In this section, I will explain how to upload a file or folder in the SharePoint library using a sync to Onedrive.

First, we have to sync the document library to OneDrive.

How to Sync the SharePoint Library to OneDrive

1. Open the SharePoint library from the top link bar -> Select Add shortcut to OneDrive. This will create a shortcut to the document library in your OneDrive app.

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2. After clicking on it, a pop-up message will appear “Added 1 shortcut to My files in OneDrive.”

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3. Now, we can see the SharePoint library in the OneDrive app.

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4. In OneDrive, Click the +Add new -> Select the files or folder upload.

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5. Select the files or folder in the local system -> Click the Open button.

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6. The pop-up message will appear.

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7. You can now view the files stored in both OneDrive and SharePoint libraries.

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This is how to upload a file or folder in the SharePoint library using a sync to OneDrive.

I hope this SharePoint tutorial has helped you learn various ways to upload documents to SharePoint’s library or list. If you are aware of any other techniques to upload files or folders or have any suggestions or feedback, please share them in the comments section below.

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