How to move your U: Drive to OneDrive

Why Move My U: Drive File to OneDrive?

OneDrive has several advantages over the U: Drive

  • One terabyte (TB) of storage. That's 1,000 GB!
  • Accessible from anywhere on the Internet without using a VPN connection
  • Accessible from iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Easily share files with others, even if they are not part of the Western community
  • Edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and OneNote notebooks using Web-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote on a computer that does not have Microsoft Office installed.

Caution - Don't Move your Web Page to OneDrive!

If you still use U:\myWeb to host a personal web page, leave that folder with all those files on your U: Drive. 

How to upload entire folders to OneDrive

The OneDrive Web interface will let you upload files, but not folders. To upload entire folders from a location like the U: Drive there are two options:

  1. Create the same folders in OneDrive and then upload the files by selecting all the files in original folder on your U: Drive as described in this video.
  2. Sync OneDrive to your computer and then copy the folders to the OneDrive folder on your computer.

Clean Up

After you have verified that all your data file (not myWeb!) are moved to OneDrive, they can be deleted from your U: Drive. This way you will not get confused about what is the recent copy.