How do I move my personal or departmental files to OneDrive or SharePoint?

If you're looking to migrate personal or departmental data/files from your computer, Dropbox, Google Drive, Network Share/s to your OneDrive, SharePoint Site or Group there are 3 basic ways to move your data:

  1. Drag and drop to OneDrive in your browser
  2. Open in explorer view (Windows only) and drag and drop into your OneDrive folder
  3. OneDrive Sync

These methods are covered on this Microsoft page.

It is important to note that if you are moving files from shared networks to OneDrive, then the “master record” is in the new place – this means that you should think through how you are going to dispose/delete or transfer the records at their appropriate scheduled time – see the General Records Schedule for guidance.  It is a University-wide policy that applies equally to paper and electronic records. If the files on OneDrive are copies of what you consider the final versions on your shared network, then the GRS will apply to the files on the shared network. But remember that OneDrive needs to be cleared out periodically!