Preface: Advantages of Using OneDrive

OneDrive is a file hosting, file sync, and file-sharing service launched by Microsoft. It’s one of the leading cloud storage servers in the market now. When people select OneDrive as their cloud storage to store files, documents, pictures, etc., they know that OneDrive has the following advantages:

  • Users can save any kind of files on OneDrive including pictures, videos, documents, etc. to access them from any device if necessary.
  • OneDrive starts with 5 GB storage for free users and users can gain extra free space by inviting friends to sign up OneDrive account with them.
  • It makes a backup of your files to the cloud automatically if you have installed the OneDrive app on your PC or mobile phone and saved files into the OneDrive folder, so you do not have to worry about data loss.

Can You Move Files between OneDrive Accounts?

How to Move Files between Two OneDrive Accounts
How to Move Files between Two OneDrive Accounts

User Case: "I need to transfer OneDrive storage to another account from my former university to my new university. What tools are available to do this, or what is the process? I do not want to use the download and upload method because the Internet connection in the university is unstable to do so. Anyone can help me out?"

The above question is common that many OneDrive users have. In addition to the above reason, some people also want to transfer files from one OneDrive account to another OneDrive account for data backup or make personal and business files in better order. 

But there comes a question on how to transfer files from OneDrive account to another without downloading and uploading. Luckily, in the following part, we will recommend a free web-based cloud file manager, MultCloud, to help you migrate OneDrive to another account most efficiently.

How to Move Files between OneDrive Accounts with MultCloud

MultCloud
MultCloud

As the best third-party multiple cloud storage manager, MultCloud is professional to help you manage and transfer data across more than 30 cloud storage services, FTP servers, WebDAV, and other services all in one easy-to-use interface securely for free. It has 4 main features: Cloud Transfer, Cloud Sync, Cloud Backup, and Remote Upload.

If you want to move, migrate, or copy OneDrive files to another OneDrive account with a single click, you can make full use of the “Cloud Transfer” function. Or you can use the "Copy to" function to move files from one OneDrive account to more destinations at once.

Prepare to Move Files from One OneDrive Account to Another

Before learning about how to migrate files from one OneDrive account to another by the "Cloud Transfer" and "Copy to" functions, you can first create a MultCloud account and add all the cloud accounts to MultCloud.

Step 1. Create one MultCloud account on the official website.

Sign up MultCloud
Sign up MultCloud

Step 2. Add your two OneDrive accounts to MultCloud by clicking "Add Cloud".

Add OneDrive to MultCloud
Add OneDrive to MultCloud

Notes:

  • To make it easier to distinguish, name your first OneDrive account as OneDrive1 and your second OneDrive account as OneDrive2.
  • If you failed to add your second OneDrive account to MultCloud, you may need to use your second OneDrive account to log in to OneDrive's official website first and then go back to MultCloud to successfully add your second account.

When everything is ready, you will find two free solutions to help you achieve OneDrive to OneDrive migration in the following parts.

Way 1. Move OneDrive Files between Accounts with “Copy to”

Step 1. Open one of your OneDrive accounts in MultCloud.

Step 2. Select files and folders you want to move to another OneDrive account. 

Step 3. Click “Copy to” in the feature bar above and select OneDrive as the destination.

Step 4. Click "OK" in the pop-up window so that you can copy them to another OneDrive account at once.

Copy Files from One OneDrive Account to Another
Copy Files from One OneDrive Account to Another

Note: In the "Copy to" window, you can tick "Multi-select" to copy files from OneDrive to more destinations at the same time. 

Way 2. Move Files between OneDrive Accounts with “Cloud Transfer”

Step 1. Click on the “Cloud Transfer” tab, select files and folders in one OneDrive account as the source, and select another OneDrive account as the destination.

Step 2. Click “Transfer Now” and MultCloud will transfer files between OneDrive accounts immediately.

Move OneDrive Files to Another Account
Move OneDrive Files to Another Account

Notes:

  • Cloud Transfer” is more suitable for transferring folders or whole drives. If you just want to transfer some specific files from OneDrive to another account, it would be better to use “Copy” or “Copy to”.
  • MultCloud supports offline transfer, so you can close the website or shut down your PC after creating the task.
  • You'll get 5 GB of free data traffic per month to transfer data across clouds. But if you have a large size of data that needs to be transferred across clouds, you can upgrade to a premium MultCloud account  
  • If you want to delete all files under the source after the task is done, the “Delete all source files after the transfer is complete.” option needs to be selected.
  • If you want to transfer files regularly in a daily, weekly, or monthly plan, you can enable the “Schedule” feature so that MultCloud can move OneDrive to another account automatically.
Delete All Source Files After Transfer is Complete
Delete All Source Files After Transfer is Complete
Schedule of Cloud Transfer
Schedule of Cloud Transfer

Conclusion

Following any way with the above clear instructions, MultCloud can help you move files from one OneDrive account to another easily without downloading and uploading. You can select one method that suits you most to quickly perform the cloud-to-cloud transfer process.

After reading through the above parts, you may find that MultCloud is an excellent web-based app that can transfer files between clouds on one platform without using manual ways. Currently, MultCloud supports more than 30 cloud drives including OneDrive, Google Drive, Google Workspace, MEGA, Flickr, Google Photos, Dropbox, etc., so you can not only move files between OneDrive accounts but also can perform file transfer, sync, or backing up OneDrive to Google Drive or other cloud drives without any concern.

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