"I needed to start a new email address with OneDrive. I would like to transfer over my OneDrive files from my 1st OneDrive account to my new OneDrive account. Any suggestions on how to do this? Thanks!"
This question is from Microsoft Community. This user needed to create a new OneDrive account and wanted to copy all the data from one to another. Nowadays, more and more users have more than one OneDrive account out of various reasons, for example: to have more free space, to store public and personal files in different OneDrive accounts. In this situation, users who have multiple OneDrive accounts may want to transfer OneDrive to another account just like the user mentioned above. So, there comes a question: how to transfer files from one OneDrive account to another? There are three solutions in all. Explore them in the following article.
How to Do OneDrive to OneDrive migration in Common Ways?
Solution 1: Through the Official Site
Step 1: Go to the official site of OneDrive and log
Step 2: Click on "+New" button to create a new folder and rename it as "Shared Folder".
Step 3: Select all the files in the drive and click "Copy to" to put them into "Shared Folder".
Step 4: Select "Shared Folder", click on "Share" button and enter your email address that is linked to the new account.
Step 5: Login your new OneDrive account and you can see "Shared Folder" in the "Shared" interface.
Solution 2: Download and Upload
Step 1: Login your OneDrive account.
Step 2: Select all the files and click "Download" button to download them to your local PC.
Step 3: Login your new OneDrive account.
Step 4: Click on "Upload" icon to add the files to the new OneDrive cloud.
Through these ways, you can successfully realize OneDrive to OneDrive transfer. However, you have to pay attention to some notes as below before you transfer between OneDrive accounts.
- Through Solution 1, you have to log in and out to complete the task.
- Solution 2 may cost you a lot of time and energy and the downloaded files also take up some space of your local drive.
So, is there any way to avoid the mentioned problems? Yes, there is a free cloud transfer service---MultCloud that you can rely on.
How to Do OneDrive to OneDrive Migration in Popular Way?
As a FREE multiple cloud storage manager, MultCloud not only allows you to manage multiple leading clouds together in one platform; but also can help migrate files from one OneDrive account to another without any data loss or security issues.
It has three functions: "Cloud Explorer", "Cloud Transfer" and "Cloud Sync". Here, you can easily transfer from one OneDrive to another account with "Cloud Transfer" feature. Have a closer look at how it works.
Step 1. Since MultCloud is a web-based app, you need to sign up first.
Step 2. Log in with your account and click on "Add Clouds" icon to add OneDrive accounts one by one.
Note: Once you have added two OneDrive accounts to MultCloud, you can use these accounts at the same time without switching accounts.
Step 3. Click on "Cloud Transfer" icon, select one OneDrive as the source and another one as the destination and tap "Transfer Now" to realize the migration.
- If you are not going to migrate all data to another OneDrive account, just select the folder you need to transfer under your source Onedrive account as the source.
- MultCloud allows offline transfer. In brief, it can transfer your files seamlessly even though your computer is turned off.
This article provides three solutions to realize OneDrive to OneDrive migration and you can choose one based on your preference. As mentioned, MultCloud also has other two features. One is "Cloud Explorer" and it allows you to manage multiple clouds, share files or remote upload from URL. So you can quickly perform safe file sharing or copy files to multiple folders if you need. Another feature is "Cloud Sync" and you can realize quick and easy synchronization, for example: you can sync Box to Google Drive or backup Flickr to Google Photos.