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In order to move your files from your C: drive to your OneDrive for Business account, you will first need be sure OneDrive for Business is set to sync your files from your PC to your OneDrive for Business account.

  1. Open Windows Explorer and find the location(s) where you store your files that you intend to move to OneDrive for Business.

    1. Consider all of the locations you may have files, including Documents, Desktop, Downloads, etc.

  2. From one location at a time, select all of the files and folders from your C: drive clicking on them or by typing ctrl-a (hold down the control key and then type 'a').
  3. Type ctrl-x (hold down the control key and then type 'x') to cut all of the files and folders you have selected.
  4. Navigate to your OneDrive for Business folder.  You can find this under your Favorites in Windows Explorer:

    ... or you can right-click on the OneDrive for Business icon in the System Tray notification area and choose Open your OneDrive for Business folder:
  5. Type ctrl-v (hold down the control key and then type 'v') to paste the contents you cut earlier into your OneDrive for Business folder.  Your items will start to sync with your OneDrive for Business as soon as the paste is complete.


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