OneDrive vs OneDrive for Business

OneDrive and OneDrive for Business share the same name, but in all honesty, they are different as not simple as “one is the business or professional version of the other”.

OneDrive is the personal online storage of your files. With it, you can organize your files folders and access them anytime, anywhere. In addition, you can make it a dashboard to quickly jump to your emails, calendar, contacts or to create a new document on the web. Now, it offers up to 15GB free storage.

OneDrive for Business uses a platform called SharePoint to give each member of your team a place to store and work on documents with others. Thus, it also provides more administration option for working with documents. And it doesn’t require being on the cloud and can be installed on your server.

Since we have made a general comparison between OneDrive personal and OneDrive business, next we’ll talk about how to move files from OneDrive personal to OneDrive business as need.

How to move files from OneDrive personal to OneDrive business?

To easily migrate data to OneDrive for Business, we recommend you MultCloud so that you can access to the two cloud storage services in the one place, in this way, eliminating the need to visit two websites or to install two client apps to access all of your files.

Step 1: Visit MultCloud to create a free account or to experiencing without signing up.

MultCloud Sign Up
MultCloud Sign Up

Step 2: In next Window, click “Add Cloud Drives” to select OneDrive and click “Next” to go to the next step.

Add OneDrive
Add OneDrive

Authorize your OneDrive account by clicking the “Add OneDrive Account” button. Follow the instructions to grant MultCloud access to the account you are connecting to. Then add OneDrive for Business account in the same way.

Authorize Account
Authorize Account

Step 3: After you have finished OneDrive for Business and OneDrive integration, you can migrate to OneDrive for Business. Check the files you want to transfer in OneDrive, and then select “Copy” & “Paste” or “Copy to” or move by dragging & dropping.

Manage Files
Manage Files

Tips: If there are too many data, “Transfer” is a better optional and “Schedule” will help you finish transfer job automatically.

Transfer And Schedule
Transfer And Schedule

MultCloud now has a Google Chrome app. If you use Google Chrome browser, we highly suggest you install the extension:https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/transfer-to-google-drived/dhkemmehlndncfkilljmpeacciajkfag.

*Update: There are two good news, one is that MultCloud added Cloud Sync service and supported OneDrive for Business.


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.