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zhiyzuo
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Transferring files between institutional accounts

Hello! I'm currently transitioning from one to another institution and both of them use Office 365. I plan to transfer all my files between my two institutional (or business?) onedrive accounts. However, when I use the template and try to sign in my former institution's onedrive account (which is still valid until August), I am notified that there's no microsoft account associated with my former institutional email. How can I proceed? Thank you!

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Re: Transferring files between institutional accounts

Hi @zhiyzuo ,

 

Unfortunately, it is difficult to copy all the files in one account to another through Flow.

The existing actions-List files in folder/ List files in the root folder action cannot get the files in the subfolders, so all the files cannot be obtained.

There is no guarantee that if subfolders will also contain subfolders, so there are certain restrictions on these actions.

 

In addition, you could consider synchronizing the files of both accounts to the local client, then copying all the files in the expected account to another account locally, and then synchronizing the local files to the cloud.

For more details on Sync SharePoint files with the OneDrive for Business sync client, please refer to the Online doc:

sync-sharepoint-files-with-the-onedrive-for-business-sync-client

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Community Support Team
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Re: Transferring files between institutional accounts

Hi @zhiyzuo ,

 

The template in the link you provided is for OneDrive for Personal connection. If you use Office 365 account to configure the connection, you will encounter this error. This template requires a Microsoft account to configure the connection.

If you are using an Office 365 account, please use this template below:

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It's also worth noting that files from OneDrive for Business cannot be transferred to OneDrive for Personal using either of these templates.

This is two different services, so it is not able to transfer files directly.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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zhiyzuo
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Re: Transferring files between institutional accounts

Thanks for the reply! However, how can I really copy the files? When I createed the flow, I set the two accounts as my two institutional accounts. Then I proceed to the following step:

 

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What should I fill in? I want to copy EVERYTHING from one to the other. I had a hard time finding appropriate tutorials. Thanks!

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Transferring files between institutional accounts

Hi @zhiyzuo ,

 

Unfortunately, it is difficult to copy all the files in one account to another through Flow.

The existing actions-List files in folder/ List files in the root folder action cannot get the files in the subfolders, so all the files cannot be obtained.

There is no guarantee that if subfolders will also contain subfolders, so there are certain restrictions on these actions.

 

In addition, you could consider synchronizing the files of both accounts to the local client, then copying all the files in the expected account to another account locally, and then synchronizing the local files to the cloud.

For more details on Sync SharePoint files with the OneDrive for Business sync client, please refer to the Online doc:

sync-sharepoint-files-with-the-onedrive-for-business-sync-client

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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