Keep your files on OneDrive (PC)

Important! Faculty and staff are responsible for backing up the files on their campus computer. Prior to receiving a new computer, please make sure you follow the steps outlined in this article to move your files to OneDrive.

Move existing files or folders to OneDrive

You can use the Copy and Paste commands to copy your files/folders to OneDrive. Once your files/folder have been successfully copied, they can be deleted from the original (source) location.

  1. Open File Explorer and navigate to the folder where the files are stored.

File Explorer

  1. Select the files or folders that you want to move. To select all files and folders within a folder, click Select all on the Home tab (or press Ctrl+A).

Select All

Tip! To select a number of sequential files or folders, click the first item, press and hold down the Shift key, and then click the last item. To select a number of non-sequential  files or folders, click the first item, press and hold down the Control key while you click on the items that you want to select.

  1. With the items selected, click Copy on the Home tab. 


  1. Use the left navigation pane to locate the desired folder in OneDrive -

select folder on OneDrive

  1. Click Paste on the Home tab.


Please Note: Once your files/folder have been successfully copied to OneDrive, we recommend deleting the files/folders from the original (source) location. This will prevent confusion of having duplicate data.

Save new files to OneDrive

Use the Save As command to save a single file to OneDrive:

  1. With the file open, select Save As from the File menu. 
  2. Select OneDrive - buffalostate and locate the desired folder.

Save to OneDrive

  1. Enter a name for the file in the File name box, and click Save
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