Copy files and folders between OneDrive and SharePoint sites

Copy files and folders between OneDrive and SharePoint sites

When you want to share files with a different team of people, or even give other teams ownership, you can copy (or move) files between OneDrive for Business and a SharePoint site. You can copy (or move) files and folders from OneDrive to SharePoint, from SharePoint to OneDrive, within a SharePoint site, or between sites. You can even copy files from someone else's OneDrive to your own OneDrive.

Tip: You can also copy your files via File Explorer. For more information (using OneDrive to OneDrive for Business as the example), refer to Move files from OneDrive to OneDrive for Business.

Learn more about copying files or folders within SharePoint, as well as Should I save files to OneDrive or SharePoint?

  1. Select the files or folders that you want to copy, and then select Copy to.

    Screenshot of the Copy to command in OneDrive for Business

    Note: If you don't see the Copy to command, you're probably using classic OneDrive for Business or an on-premises instance of OneDrive for Business. If so, follow the SharePoint 2016 steps to move or copy files within or between sites.

  2. Under Choose a destination, select the location you want to copy to. Sites appear under the name of your organization, such as Contoso in this example.

    Screenshot of the Choosing a destination when copying a files from OneDrive for Business to a SharePoint site.

    You'll see different locations depending on where you are. For example, if you're on a SharePoint site, you'll see your current library, your OneDrive, and other sites. You might have to select Browse sites to see the site you want.


    • If you don't see any other sites listed when you copy items, your organization doesn't allow copying across sites.

    • If you're a SharePoint admin or global admin for your organization, see Allow or prevent custom script to learn how to enable cross-site copying in the SharePoint admin center.

  3. Select the location where you want the items to go, then select Copy here to start copying the items.

    Screenshot of choosing a location when copying a file to SharePoint


  • You can copy up to 500 MB of files and folders at a time using the online portal. To copy larger files or files totaling more than 500 MB, use File Explorer. For more information (using OneDrive to OneDrive for Business as the example), refer to Move files from OneDrive to OneDrive for Business.

  • When you use Copy to with documents that have version history, only the latest version is copied. To copy earlier versions, you need to restore and copy each one. For more info about versioning, see Enable and configure versioning for a list or library.

Need more help?


Get online help
See more support pages for OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.
For the OneDrive mobile app, see Troubleshoot OneDrive mobile app problems.

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Email support
If you still need help, shake your mobile device while you're in the OneDrive app or email the OneDrive support team. To contact OneDrive for Business support from your PC or Mac, select the OneDrive icon in the notification area or menu bar, then select More > Send feedback > I don't like something.

OneDrive for Business Admins can also view the OneDrive for Business Tech Community, Help for OneDrive for Business Admins, or contact Microsoft 365 for business support.

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Got feedback?
OneDrive UserVoice is your place to suggest the features you’d like to see us add to OneDrive. While we can’t guarantee any specific features or timelines, we will respond to every suggestion that gets at least 500 votes.

Go to the OneDrive UserVoice.

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