How do I migrate my files and folders from Cedar (My Network Files) to OneDrive?

Before beginning this process, make sure you are logged in to your One Drive Desktop Application. Check out the article How do I sign in to my One Drive Desktop Application? for instructions.

*Note: You cannot use the lab computers, the computers in the media center, or the computers in the workrooms to login to your One Drive Desktop Application. You can only log in to your One Drive Desktop App on the computer in your classroom or on a personal computer at home.

*As a reminder, One Drive does not accept file or folder names with any special characters. You will need to change the name of any file or folder that does not sync due to special characters.

1. Double click on the My Network Files icon on your Desktop

Be sure to organize your unfiled documents into folders in Cedar first.

2. Drag and drop each folder from Cedar (My Network Files) to One Drive in File Explorer

Click on each individual folder, drag and drop each folder separately to the left and drop in One Drive.

*Note: Make sure you do not drag a zipped folder in to One Drive. You will not be able to access the contents of that zipped folder in One Drive if it is still zipped. Double click a zipped folder to unzip it, then drag the unzipped folder to One Drive.

Once the folder has been dropped into One Drive, you will see the blue circle arrows next to the folder in One Drive. This means your folder is syncing.

Notice the ISTE Permission folder is now under OneDrive with the green check mark. The green check mark lets you know that your folder has synced with the One Drive cloud.

3. Double check the new folder is now in your One Drive portal

Login to your Office 365 account by going to and choose the One Drive app. Your new folder(s) will show here when they are synced to the cloud. You may need to refresh your screen if you do not see the folder right away.

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