About OneDrive

OneDrive, formerly SkyDrive, is Microsoft's cloud service. With more and more people update to Windows 8, more and more people own OneDrive account, because OneDrive is built in Windows 8 operating system, where it shows up in the file explorer next to all of the files on your computer's hard drive.

I found many people asked questions in the forum like the following situation:

  • I had to create a new Windows Live account. I had upload quite some content on Skydrive connected to my old account and now want to move this to the Skydrive connected to my new live account. Can this be done? How?
  • I have 2 email accounts, and my new one is the one I want to start using but all my pictures are on my old account, can you transfer these?
  • I have just signed up to the new "outlook.com" account and didn't think to do it by morphing my old MSN Windows Live account before doing so. Now I have two accounts but I would like to move everything over to the new outlook.com account and delete the old. I have a SkyDrive account with added storage which I would like to move over to my new user account at "outlook.com". Is there any way to do that?

All above questions can be concluded as what is the way to move files between different OneDrive(Skydrive) accounts. Traditional way is manually save the content that you want in the other OneDrive to your computer first then re-upload it.

Now, good news is, with the released of MultCloud, a FREE multi-cloud management. It's possible to transfer files from one cloud drive to another "on the fly". Let's show the simplest way to move files between different OneDrive accounts.

Steps of the Simplest Way of Moving Files Between Different OneDrive Accounts with MultCloud

Sign up in MultCloud, activate and log in. Select OneDrive, click "Next" to follow the guide.

Select OneDrive to add to MultCloud

Type the display name as "OneDrive1" and click "Add OneDrive Account" to go to the next step. When we add the second OneDrive account, we change its display name to "OneDrive2".

Add OneDrive Account

Done, you have added two OneDrive accounts successfully.

Two OneDrive accounts have been added in MultCloud

It's time to move files between OneDrive accounts.

First method:

Dragging target file from OneDrive2 to OneDrive1 by holding on left mouse button.

Move files between OneDrive accounts by dragging

Second method:

Copy&Paste like in Windows Explorer.

Click "Copy" in OneDrive1

Click "Paste" in OneDrive2

Third method:

It is "Copy to".

"Copy to" option

Right click target file and select "Copy to" in OneDrive1.

"Copy to" Setting

In the pop-up window, select OneDrive2 and click "Transfer". "Move" is an optional box, if you selected it, the target will be removed in OneDrive1 after transferring.


MultCloud is a 100% free web-based application, by which you could manage files on different cloud drives and get more ease in life. The authorization system of MultCloud is based on OAuth, which is a standard authorization framework that enables third party applications to build up a con's鈥檚 100% safe for you to use MultCloud.

Multcloud Key Features

  • Cloud Transfer

    Transfer files in cloud drives, FTP and WebDav for easily file management and information delivery.

  • Cloud Sync

    Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Cloud Explorer

    Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.