Free! How to Move Files from OneDrive to Another OneDrive

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1. Move Files from OneDrive to Another OneDrive via Copying
2. Move Files from OneDrive to Another without Copying
3. Move Files from One User Account to Another
Move Files from OneDrive to Google Drive/iCloud/SharePoint/Local Drive

Introduction

OneDrive is a cloud storage service that enables file hosting and synchronization. Microsoft developed it in 2007 to allow users to store files and data in the cloud and sync them across different devices, including Android and Windows. The service offers up to 5GB of free storage, and you'll have to pay some fee to receive more space.

Specifically, OneDrive enables you to perform the following functions:

  • Share files, photos, and folders with friends and family.
  • Sync files between cloud storage and your local computer.
  • Backup files to prevent ransomware attacks.
  • Access saved files from multiple devices using the client software.

You may want to transfer files from OneDrive to another OneDrive for many reasons. First, if your current OneDrive account has some problems, transferring files to another account guarantees the safety and accessibility of your data. You can conveniently access your files from the second account.

Second, moving files to another account is appropriate if you want to transfer some important documents from a shared account to a shared account. This prevents other people from accessing your documents. Third, another common reason for moving files from OneDrive to another OneDrive account is to create backups for your data to keep copies in the event of data loss or ransomware attack.

Lastly, you may want to transfer files because the current storage space is almost full; hence you'll have to move some files to create additional files. Moving files helps you remain with only important ones you can't do without.   

Move Files from OneDrive to Another OneDrive via Copying

The manual method to move files from OneDrive to another is via copying. You'll have to download the files from the first OneDrive account and re-upload them to the second account. The download-upload speed will significantly depend on your network.

You can apply the following steps to transfer the files:

1. Sign in to your OneDrive account.

2. Choose the files you want to transfer to the second OneDrive account and click on "Download."

download from onedrive

3. Log out of the first OneDrive account and log into the second one.

4. Once logged in, tap on "Upload" and select the files you had initially downloaded. Wait until the upload process completes to have all the files transferred to your second OneDrive account.

onedrive upload

Note: When downloading multiple files at once from the first OneDrive account, your computer will save them in a zipped folder. You'll need to unzip them before uploading them to the second account.   

Move Files from OneDrive to Another without Copying

Some alternatives exist if you don't want to move files across OneDrive accounts using the download-upload feature. You can move files by syncing or using Power Automate. Let's look at how each method works.

1. Transfer Files from OneDrive to Another OneDrive via Syncing

When you download and install OneDrive on your computer, it automatically creates a folder with its name on your local hard drive. You can then drag and drop files to this folder so that they can be synced to OneDrive automatically. Next, you can sync the files to another OneDrive account.

Follow the steps below to sync OneDrive files to another account:

1. Download and install the OneDrive desktop app on your PC.

2. Sign in to your Microsoft account.

sign into microsoft account

3. On the "This is your OneDrive folder" screen, click Next to accept the default storage location for the OneDrive folder.

folder location

4. On the next screen, check the "Sync all files and folders in OneDrive- On MSFT" and click Next.

choose sync folder

5. Your computer then creates a OneDrive folder under the default location: C:\Users\Username\OneDrive

default location

6. To add a second OneDrive account, click on the OneDrive icon on the taskbar. Click on "Settings" on the popup window.

onedrive settings

7. Next, click the "Add an account" button and follow Steps 2-5 above to create a second OneDrive account. You'll now have two OneDrive folders on your local hard drive.

onedrive folder

8. To sync files between the OneDrive folders, drag a file from the first OneDrive folder and drop it in the second OneDrive folder. Repeat this for all files. 

2. Transfer Files from OneDrive to Another OneDrive via Power Automate

If you want to move files across OneDrive accounts using Power Automate, you can apply the following steps:

1. Click here to visit the Power Automate website.

2. Click on Try it now when the page "Copy files from one OneDrive account or folder to another" opens.

try it now

3. Next, sign in to your OneDrive account. Click on the three dots icon and choose "Add new connection" to add another account, or click on Continue if you already have another account.

connect two onedrive accounts

4. State the source folder from the first OneDrive account and configure the destination folder on the second account. Next, click on Save.

specify source and destination folder

Note: If you select "Root" on both accounts, everything will transfer from the first account to the second. However, if you choose the icon behind "Root," you'll need to select the files you want to move from the first OneDrive account to the second.

5. Lastly, you'll need to test the flow connection. To achieve this, upload one file from the first OneDrive and check whether it got synced to the second OneDrive account. If you find the file, it means the connection has been successful.  

Bonus Tip: Move Files from One User Account to Another

Wondering whether there's a software tool that can help you move files from one account to another account? The answer is simple! You'll only need to install EaseUS Todo PCTrans on your computer to enable easy file transfer.

EaseUS Todo PCTrans is the most recommended software tool to help move files across user accounts since it has a simple user interface and supports Windows 11/10/8/7 devices. The software has a faster method to transfer files since it provides "one place" for all your data migration needs.

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Features of EaseUS Todo PCTrans

  • Migrate user accounts and settings. If you shift to using a new PC and want to retain all settings from the old PC, EaseUS Todo PCTrans allows you to migrate user accounts and custom settings.  
  • Seamless data migration for Windows PCs. EaseUS Todo PCTrans allows you to automatically migrate files from PC to PC in just one click.
  • Transfer programs to another PC. This software tool allows you to transfer applications like OneDrive and MS Office from one computer to another. It provides a convenient way to transfer large files that occupy significant disk space.

Advantages of EaseUS Todo PCTrans

  • Allows you to migrate programs and settings to a new PC quickly.
  • Completely automatic and intuitive to use.
  • Migrate custom files and favorites
  • Allows you to recover data from a dead or non-bootable PC.
  • Offers free technical support. 

Here are clear steps offered below for you to transfer your files with this software:

Step 1. Create a backup file. 

1. Connect your USB (flash) drive/external hard drive to your source computer. Launch Todo PCTrans, click "Backup & Restore > Start" on the main screen.

Transfer files via backup and restore - step 1

2. Select "Data Backup" to move on.

Transfer files via backup & restore - step 2

3. Hover over "Applications", "Files" and "Accounts" columns to choose the specific data, applications, etc., and click "Back up" to create a backup file. 

Transfer files via backup and restore - step 3

Step 2. Recover via the created backup file.

1. Plugin your USB drive which stores the created backup file to the target PC and open EaseUS Todo PCTrans. Click "Backup & Restore > Start > Data Restore".

Transfer files from PC to PC via backup & restore - step 1

2. Click "Browse" to locate the Image file. Then, choose "Restore" and go to the next step.

Transfer files from via image - step 2

3. Now, you can select Applications/Files/Accounts you want to restore.

Over on Applications, Files, or Accounts to choose the specific data you want transfer flexibly. Click "Restore" to confirm. Besides, you can also click the "Migration Settings" icon to change the target path to recover and save the files.

Transfer files via image - step 3

Move Files from OneDrive to Google Drive/iCloud/SharePoint/Local Drive

Solutions Contents Get it
Transfer Onedrive to Google Drive Transfer files from OneDrive to Google Drive in three easy ways and share them anywhere. Read More
How to Transfer Files from Onedrive to iCloud on iPad You may want to move files from OneDrive to iCloud to free up space, create backups, or for easier access on iOS devices. You can move files from OneDrive to iCloud using both Mac and PC. Read More
Migrate from Onedrive to SharePoint Using the Power Automate feature or other manual way to move files from OneDrive to SharePoint. Read More
Move Files from OneDrive to Local Drive Using copying, downloading, desktop apps to move files from OneDrive to local drive. Read More

Conclusion

OneDrive is among the best cloud storage services since it allows you to save and share files and photos with different people. It also enables you to transfer files across different OneDrive accounts. You may want to move files from OneDrive to another OneDrive to guarantee safety, keeps backups, and free up space.

You can move files from one account to another via copying, syncing, or Power Automate. One of the best software tools to help transfer OneDrive accounts and other accounts is EaseUS Todo PCTrans. This tool is easy to use upon installation and enables you to migrate user accounts and data and transfer programs from PC to PC.

To get started with EaseUS Todo PCTrans today, you can try out the free version here.  

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Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created multiple posts on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, Mac, etc. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interest.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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Free! How to Move Files from OneDrive to Another OneDrive

Try smart Windows 11 data transfer tool to move all data in 1 click.

EaseUS Todo PCTrans

  Free Download

Support Windows 11/10/8/7