Copy files and folders between OneDrive for Business and SharePoint sites

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 or copying files within or between sites.

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

    Screenshot of the Copy to command in OneDrive for Business

    Note: If you don't see the Copy to command, you're probably using classic OneDrive for Business or an on-premises instance of OneDrive for Business. If so, follow the SharePoint 2016 steps to move or copy files within or between sites.

  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. If you don't see any other sites listed when you copy items, your organization doesn't allow copying across sites. If you're a SharePoint admin or global admin for your organization, see Allow or prevent custom script to learn how to enable cross-site copying in the SharePoint admin center.

  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

Notes: 

  • You can copy up to 500 MB of files and folders at a time.

  • When you use Copy to with documents that have version history, only the latest version is copied. To copy earlier versions, you need to restore and copy each one. For more info about versioning, see Enable and configure versioning for a list or library.

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