How to move your U: Drive to OneDrive
Why Move My U: Drive File to OneDrive?
The U: Drive is being deprecated and will be discontinued by the university in August 2022. OneDrive is a modern, cloud-based storage solution appropriate for most business practices and allows access from anywhere with an Internet connection. It has the added advantage of allowing sharing of files.
If you use the myWeb folder on U: Drive to host websites, please contact email@example.com or the ATUS Help Desk for other possible hosting solutions.
While you can store Outlook archive files (with names like archive.pst) in OneDrive, you cannot connect your Outlook client to those files.
Upload your U: Drive files and folders to OneDrive
- From mywestern.wwu.edu, click the Office 365 icon at the top and sign in with your firstname.lastname@example.org
- Click the OneDrive icon
- Click the Upload button in OneDrive and select Files or Folder. Keep in mind that the larger the files, and the more you select, the longer it will take to upload. If you have a lot of files and folders, it might be a good idea to upload one folder at a time. If the contents of the folders are small, you can consolidate multiple folders into a parent folder to upload (the interface allows you to upload only one folder at a time, but you can select multiple individual files by holding Shift as you click to select a range, or Ctrl as you click to select multiple files).
- A window will open that allows you to browse to your U: Drive and then to the files or folder you wish to upload. Select the files or folder to upload and click the Upload button.
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.