Copy files and folders between OneDrive for Business and SharePoint sites

When you want to share files with a different team of people, or even give other teams ownership, you can copy files between OneDrive for Business and a SharePoint site. You can copy files and folders from OneDrive to SharePoint, from SharePoint to OneDrive , within a SharePoint site, or between sites. You can even copy files from someone else's OneDrive to your own OneDrive.

Learn more about when to save your documents to OneDrive for Business or SharePoint.

We're still improving the Copy feature and we expect to remove the 50 MB file size limit by early in 2017. To learn more about what's coming, see the File Copy/Move announcement.

  1. Select the items that you want to copy, and then select Copy to.

    Screenshot of the Copy to command in OneDrive for Business

  2. Under Choose a destination, select the location you want to copy to. Sites appear under the name of your organization, such as Contoso in this example.

    Screenshot of the Choosing a destination when copying a files from OneDrive for Business to a SharePoint site.

    You'll see different locations depending on where you are. For example, if you're on a SharePoint site, you'll see your current library, your OneDrive, and other sites. You might have to select Browse sites to see the site you want.

  3. Select the location where you want the items to go, and then select Copy here to start copying the items.

    Screenshot of choosing a location when copying a file to SharePoint

Limitations of the Copy command

We'll improve the Copy experience and related commands in future releases, so we're just getting started. But for now, the Copy command has the following limitations:

  • 50MB file limit Currently, the size of files and folders you can copy at one time is limited to 50MB. Support for larger files is coming.

  • Custom script setting must be set for personal sites Unless the custom script setting for personal sites in your organization is set, the Copy to command restricts copying to within your OneDrive or within the current library.

Set custom scripting for personal sites (Admin only)

We’ve removed the requirement that custom scripting must be turned off to use the Copy feature. However, we highly recommend turning off custom scripting as a security measure. For your scenarios requiring custom scripting, we suggest moving to SharePoint sites instead.

To check whether scripting is turned on for your personal sites, or to change the setting, see the instructions below.

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  2. Go to the SharePoint admin center.

    Office 365 admin tile highlighted
  3. Select Settings.

  4. Under Custom Script choose Prevent users from running custom script on personal sites.

    Screenshot of the custom script setting in the SharePoint Online Admin Center

  5. Click OK.

    Note: Please allow about 24 hours for the change to take effect.

To learn more about disabling scripting including the features affected, see Turn scripting capabilities on or off.

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