OneDrive vs OneDrive for Business

OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive) is a free storage space launched by Microsoft. With OneDrive, you can get 5GB of free storage (15GB if you signed up before February 2016) to store any kind of file, including photos, video and documents. OneDrive organizes your files by type for you, so it’s very easy to find what you need on any device. You can access your files from a PC or MAC or your mobile devices. OneDrive is the best choice to store your personal information. With the help of it, you can share any files with your friends, colleagues, etc.

As the name suggests, OneDrive for Business is designed for organizations. It allows companies to provide cloud storage for employees and manage their usage from a central location. In short, OneDrive for Business brings teams together to collaborate on documents, amongst other things, using a business account.

Why Move Files from OneDrive to OneDrive for Business?

As mentioned above, OneDrive is a place to store your files in the cloud and it's easy to use. However, as of January 2016, you can store up to 5GB of files, organized in folders only. For OneDrive for Business, it’s a professional version of the OneDrive personal storage solution. It provides more storage space than OneDrive and each user can get 1 TB of storage space. With OneDrive for Business, you'll get more control on Versioning, Content Approval, Workflows, Document Templates, and much more.

How to Move Files from OneDrive Personal to OneDrive Business?

The first method we can think of is "Download" and "Upload", but this method is the most time consuming. We do not recommend this method here. In this article, we will recommend the easiest and fastest way to complete OneDrive to OneDrive for Business migration.

The way that can migrate from OneDrive to OneDrive for Business is MultCloud. MultCloud, as a free cloud transfer service, is able to transfer files across clouds directly without downloading and uploading, switching accounts, etc. It can not only transfer files from one cloud to another but also can create sync relationships between clouds. Here you will learn how it works.

Step 1. Visit MultCloud to create a free account or get one temp account to test it by clicking on "Try without signing up" option.

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Step 2. Log in MultCloud, click on “Add Cloud” to select OneDrive and go to the next step. Follow the instructions to grant MultCloud access to the account you are connecting to. Then add OneDrive for Business account in the same way.

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Add OneDrive Account

Step 3. After you have finished OneDrive and OneDrive for Business integration, you can migrate files from OneDrive personal to OneDrive Business with "Copy" and "Paste".

Step 4. Open your personal OneDrive account, select files that you want to move to OneDrive for Business as the source, and click on "Copy to" option, select directory under your OneDrive for Business as the destination path. Since you want to move files from your OneDrive account to OneDrive for Business account, then click on "OK" button.

Move Files from OneDrive Personal to OneDrive Business
Move Files from OneDrive Personal to OneDrive Business

Note: If you are going to move all files under Onedrive to OneDrive for Business account, you can click on "Cloud Transfer", select your personal OneDrive account as the source, select directory under your OneDrive for Business as the destination path, click on "Transfer Now" and the transfer process will start.

Move OneDrive to OneDrive for Business
Move OneDrive to OneDrive for Business

Conclusion

As you can see, MultCloud can easily help move files from OneDrive personal to OneDrive Business without downloading applications, downloading and uploading, which can save a lot of energy and time.

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