Moving personal storage to OneDrive or Box

This documents illustrates moving files from your personal U drive to OneDrive. This process also applies to migrating data from one shared drive to another, such as Google Drive to Box or Box OneDrive.



1. Open File Explorer on a Windows computer.

windows explorer


2. Map to Rice personal storage U:drive (or select other shared storage such as Box or Google Drive) 
a. Map U: drive on Windows 10: https://kb.rice.edu/93597
b. Map U: drive on Mac: https://kb.rice.edu/70730
c. Install Google Drive client (if necessary): https://www.google.com/drive/download/
d. Install Box Drive client (if necessary)
https://support.box.com/hc/en-us/articles/360043697474-Installing-and-Updating-Box-Drive
e. Install OneDrive client (if necessary): 
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/onedrive/download


3. In File Explorer, select File – Open new window, navigate to storage option:  OneDrive or Box


4. Click and drag files or folders you want to move over to storage directly or create a folder, such as “Backup U Drive Folder”.

u drive to one drive


For more information on Migrating Data to OneDrive



IMPORTANT: Once your migration is complete, please delete all legacy data from your old U: drive and notify OIT using the Help Request Form. In the "I need to..." drop-down menu, select "report that my U: drive is now empty". Failure to do so could result in your data being overwritten later.




Keywords:files and folder migration from Rice Box to OneDrive One Drive Windows Mac OS storage Rice personal u drive move moving files folders personal u drive migrate migrating data   Doc ID:116080
Owner:Diane Y.Group:Rice University
Created:2022-01-13 10:55 CDTUpdated:2022-04-19 10:15 CDT
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