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In order to move your files from Dropbox 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.

Note

This process will remove your files from your Dropbox folder as well as from the folders of anyone you have been sharing with via Dropbox. You will need to set up any sharing from OneDrive for Business afterward.


  1. Find your Dropbox folder in Windows Explorer by clicking the Dropbox icon in the System Tray notification area (bottom right of your screen by the clock):

    Then click the folder icon:
  2. Select all of the files and folders in your Dropbox folder 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.
  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 "blue cloud" icon in the System Tray notification area and choose Open your OneDrive - University at Albany - SUNY folder:
  5. Type ctrl-v (hold down the control key and then type 'v') to paste the contents of your Dropbox folder 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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