OneDrive: Moving your Data after Graduation


After graduation M365 applications will no longer be available and you will lose access to your OneDrive data. OneDrive is part of M365. To avoid loss of data this article details steps to moving your data to another personal OneDrive. 

With Microsoft OneDrive, you get 5 GB of free cloud storage and can simply move your school files to your personal OneDrive account.

Moving your Files

  1. Go to Mover Sign In page.

    • If you already have a Microsoft account that you use with services like OneDrive, Microsoft 365, Outlook, or Xbox, use the same account to sign in. If you’ve forgotten your username or password, or need more information about your Microsoft account, see this article.

    • If you don’t have a Microsoft account, go to this page, and select Create a Microsoft account. You'll use this new account, which includes 5GB of free OneDrive storage, to sign into Mover and transfer your school files.

      Image of the Microsoft Account page

  2. The first time you log in to Mover with your Microsoft account, you'll be asked to give permission to access you files. Select Yes to continue.

    Image of Mover asking permission to sign in and edit files.

  3. On the next page, select Authorize New Connector under Step 1: Select Source.

  4. Then select Authorize next to OneDrive for work or school (Single User). This allows Mover to access your school files.

    Image of Mover source authorize button.

  5. Log in with your Microsoft 365 school account to authorize it as a source location.

  6. Review and select the files and folders that you want to move. Note that all the files and folders in the directory you select, will be moved.

  7. To choose the location that your files will move to, click Authorize New Connector under Step 2: Select destination. 

  8. On the next page, select Authorize next to the Microsoft account that you want to move your files to.

    OneDrive consumer authorize button.

  9. Enter the username and password for your personal Microsoft account.

  10. Select an existing folder to move your files to, or select Create Folder if you want a new folder for your files.

  11. Under Step 3: Start transferring, select Start copy. Mover transfers a copy of your school files over to your Microsoft account OneDrive.

    Note: Your original files will remain in your Microsoft 365 school account and will not be removed.

  12. If you want to see more information about the transfer, review the data under Transfer. For example, if you have any Files Skipped, select the number of files in the column and review the files.

    Mover files skipped, files failed and files successful.

Need additional help?

If you run into any issues, get the logs and go to this page to submit a support request.

For example, if files fail to transfer, select the number under Files Failed and then select User Actions > Download Logs, so you can include the logs in your support request. Note that logs are available in Mover for 90 days.


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