Move files from Google Drive, Dropbox, Box and Tank to OneDrive and Sync to Mobile Devices

This article describes how to move files from Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Tank and the desktop to the OneDrive cloud file storage system. OneDrive for Business uploads files from your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices. There is not a feature for moving files directly to OneDrive for Business from other repository applications (Box, Tank, Google Docs etc.).

You must first download your files and folders from other file repositories (Box, Tank, Google Docs etc.) to your desktop or mobile device, then upload or sync those files to OneDrive for Business. Please see the links below.

Upload Files and Folders to OneDrive Business

Upload files to OneDrive for Business so you can get to them from anywhere, on almost any device.

Upload files

  • Select Upload.

Note: In Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, select Upload > Files.

  • Select the file or files you want to upload.
  • Select Open

NOTE: You can also upload files by opening File Explorer, selecting the files you want to upload, and dragging them to OneDrive for Business.

Upload folders in Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome

  • Select Upload > Folder.
  • Select the folder.
  • Select Upload.

Upload folders in other browsers

  • Select New > Folder to create a folder.
  • From the folder you want to upload, select the files.
  • Drag and drop the files into the new folder you created in OneDrive.

For more information see video [1:15].

Store files in OneDrive for Business

As part of Office 365, OneDrive for Business lets you update and share your business files from anywhere and work on Office documents with others at the same time.

Upload files to OneDrive for Business

Store files in OneDrive for Business

  • Sign in to Office 365 with your University of Chicago account.
  • At the top of any page in Office 365, select OneDrive. Or select Office 365 app launcher icon, App Launcher Icon and then select OneDrive.

Note: The first time you click OneDrive, you will see some setup screens and instructions while your personal site is being set up. You may have to wait and then click OneDrive again before continuing to step 3.

  • Select Upload.
    Upload Button on One Drive for Business Page
  • In the Choose File to Upload dialog box, select the files you want to upload, and then click Open.

Drag files to OneDrive for Business

  • At the top of any page in Office 365, select OneDrive. Or select Office 365 app launcher icon App Launcher Icon , and then select OneDrive.

Note: The first time you click OneDrive, you will see some setup screens and instructions while your personal site is being set up. You may have to wait and then click OneDrive again before continuing to step 2.

  • Open File Explorer, and select several files.
  • Drag them from File Explorer to OneDrive for Business.
    Dragging Files from File Explorer to OneDrive for Business Screen
  • For more information please view this instructional video.

    Sync files in OneDrive for Business

    Synchronization makes sure any changes to a file on the desktop or in OneDrive for Business are reconciled so that each copy of the file reflects the latest changes.

    Sync your files

    • Sign in to Office 365 with your University of Chicago account.
    • At the top of any page in Office 365, select OneDrive. Or select Office 365 app launcher icon App Launcher Icon, and then select OneDrive.

    Note: The first time you click OneDrive, you will see some setup screens and instructions while your personal site is being set up. You may have to wait and then click OneDrive again before continuing to step 3.

    • On your OneDrive for Business page, click Sync.
    • At the prompt, click Sync Now. If the sync app is not on your computer, it is automatically downloaded.
    • You can click Show my files to open the synced OneDrive for Business folder in File Explorer. The folder appears in your Windows Favorites as OneDrive for Business or OneDrive - University of Chicago.

    For more information please view this instructional video lesson module 3.

    Limitations of the Copy command

    The Copy command has the following limitations:

    • 50MB file limit. Currently, the size of files and folders you can copy at one time is limited to 50MB.
    • Custom script setting must be set for personal sites Unless the custom script setting for personal sites in your organization is set, the Copy to command restricts copying to within your OneDrive or within the current library.

    Additional information on getting started with OneDrive for Business listed here and the links below.




Keywords:move_files, upload, folders, documents, o365   Doc ID:70527
Owner:Bob C.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2017-02-08 11:13 CDTUpdated:2017-06-19 06:36 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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