Move SharePoint Server 2010 My Site library files to Office 365

If OneDrive for Business on Office 365 is set up and ready for you to use, you’ve probably received an email with sign-in credentials and other instructions from your administrator. This article describes how to move files you currently have in your SharePoint Server 2010 My Site library to this Office 365 library. You can also move files from SharePoint Server 2013 OneDrive for Business to Office 365.

SharePoint 2010 My Site libraries

SharePoint 2013 OneDrive for Business library

SharePoint 2010 My Site

SharePoint 2013 OneDrive for Business

Complete the following tasks, in sequence:

Steps for moving SharePoint 2010 libraries to Office 365

Although you’re not yet storing files in OneDrive for Business on Office 365, you can still create a sync connection on your computer. Later, you’ll copy files to the synced library folder on your computer, and these files will automatically upload to OneDrive for Business on Office 365.

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

  2. At the top of the page, select OneDrive. Or, select the app launcher Office 365 app launcher icon , and then select OneDrive.

    Office 365 navigation options
  3. Select Sync.
    OneDrive For Business library in Office 365

  4. Select Sync Now in the wizard.

  5. Select Show My Files to go to the synced library folder. The folder appears under your Windows favorites and is named “OneDrive @OrganizationName,” for example:
    Synced OneDrive for Business library under Windows Favorites
    You won’t see any files in the synced library folder. So far you’ve only set up the sync connection between the folder and the Office 365 library.

  1. Go to the My Site document library that contains the files you want to move.

  2. On the Library tab, in the Connect & Export group, select Open with Explorer.
    SharePoint 2010 Shared Documents folder, Open with Explorer option

    File Explorer opens and displays the selected SharePoint library folder.

    File Explorer after selecting "Open with Explorer" option

  3. Drag and drop the files you want to move to Office 365 to the synced OneDrive for Business folder.

    Drag files to your synced OneDrive for Business folder to upload them

    The files will automatically get uploaded to Office 365. You can repeat these procedures to move files from other SharePoint 2010 libraries.

    Tip:  You can quickly navigate to the library in a web browser. In the synced library folder, right-click any file, select OneDrive for Business, and then select Go to browser.

    View a file in a synced folder in a web browser

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