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Transfer files to your personal OneDrive with the Mover Transfer Wizard

There could be various reasons why you want to move OneDrive files from one account to another. You’ve worked hard on your school projects and want to transfer the files in the cloud storage you use at school to your personal OneDrive before you graduate, to use for your resume, portfolio, or even work-related projects. Or, you switched your Microsoft 365 Family or Personal subscription to use a different Microsoft account and now want to transfer your files over.

With Microsoft OneDrive, you get 5 GB of free cloud storage - or 1 TB if you have a Microsoft 365 Family or Personal subscription - and can simply move your files to the personal OneDrive associated with your Microsoft account. 

Higher education students are eligible for additional discounts.

Use Mover, for individuals and students when you want to transfer several files to your personal OneDrive.

Transfer your files using the Mover Transfer Wizard

  1. Go to Mover Sign In page.

    • If you already have a Microsoft account that you use with services like OneDrive, Microsoft 365, Outlook, or Xbox, use the same account to sign in. If you’ve forgotten your username or password, or need more information about your Microsoft account, see this article.

    • If you don’t have a Microsoft account, go to this page, and select Create a Microsoft account. You'll use this new account, which includes 5GB of free OneDrive storage, to sign into Mover and transfer your school files.

      Image of the Microsoft Account page

  2. The first time you log in to Mover with your Microsoft account, you'll be asked to give permission to access you files. Select Yes to continue.

    Image of Mover asking permission to sign in and edit files.

  3. On the next page, select Authorize New Connector under Step 1: Select Source.

  4. Then select the OneDrive you want to transfer from.

    Select Authorize next to OneDrive Consumer if transferring from another Microsoft account. Or, for a work or school account select Authorize next the cloud storage you're using at work or school, such as OneDrive for Business (Single User). This allows Mover to access your school files.

    Image of Mover source authorize button.

  5. Sign in with your Microsoft account or the account you use with school to authorize it as a source location.

  6. Review and select the files and folders that you want to move. Note that all the files and folders in the directory you select, will be moved.

  7. To choose the location that your files will move to, click Authorize New Connector under Step 2: Select destination. 

  8. On the next page, select Authorize next to the Microsoft account that you want to move your files to.

    OneDrive consumer authorize button.

  9. Enter the username and password for your personal Microsoft account.

  10. Select an existing folder to move your files to, or select Create Folder if you want a new folder for your files.

  11. Under Step 3: Start transferring, select Start copy. Mover transfers a copy of your school files over to your Microsoft account OneDrive.

    Note: Your original files will remain in your Microsoft 365 school account and will not be removed.

  12. If you want to see more information about the transfer, review the data under Transfer. For example, if you have any Files Skipped, select the number of files in the column and review the files.

    Mover files skipped, files failed and files successful.

Troubleshoot issues

If you run into any issues, get the logs and go to this page to submit a support request.

For example, if files fail to transfer, select the number under Files Failed and then select User Actions > Download Logs, so you can include the logs in your support request. Note that logs are available in Mover for 90 days.

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