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Transfer Files from One OneDrive Account to Another without Downloading and Uploading

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Aug. 8, 2019 | 3 mins read

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If you are using mutiple OneDrive accounts and you want to achieve transferring from one OneDrive to another without using the traditional way(Downloading and Uploading), you can read this paper to find the solutions.

Changes to OneDrive

The major changes to OneDrive is the storage getting less. If you created a Windows Live account before 22nd of April, 2012 and activated OneDrive, you would get 25GB storage space for free. However, if you created the account after 22nd of April, 2012, you could only get 5GB storage space for free, which could not meet most people’s needs. So, many people might create multiple OneDrive accounts for more storage. Then, there comes a question: How to transfer OneDrive files to another account without downloading and uploading?

Transfer Files from one OneDrive account to another with MultCloud

Now, a good news is that there is a FREE multi-cloud management application called MultCloud that can meet your demand. It supports not only OneDrive, but also supports other cloud services including Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Flickr, Google Photos, Amazon S3, Amazon Cloud Drive, SugarSync, Hubic, Evernote, MEGA, MySQL, MediaFire, ownCloud, ADrive, BaiDu, WebDav, FTP/SFTP, etc. Once you add mutiple OneDrive Accounts to MultCloud, it can help you manage several OneDrive Accounts on Win 10 through the web so you can copy files from one OneDrive account to another like moving files in Window Explorer.

Steps to Transfer Files from OneDrive to Another

Step 1. Sign Up

Create one MultCloud account or you can click “Experience without signing up” to get one temporary account.

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Step 2. Add Clouds

Log in MultCloud account. Click “Add Clouds” and follow the steps to add your two OneDrive accounts to MultCloud.

Add OneDrive
Add OneDrive to MultCloud

Step3. Copy Files from Onedrive to Another( Three ways included)

There are three ways to move files between OneDrive accounts. Select one that you are most interested in from the following methods to do the operations.

The first way is just dragging the file from one OneDrive to another. Select the file you want to move and press the left mouse button to move it.

Drag Files from One OneDrive to Another
Drag Files from One OneDrive to Another

The second way is that you can select files you want to migrate from your first OneDrive account, right click the blank area and click “Copy to” feature. When you click “Copy to”, there will be a pop-up window appearing. Select OneDrive 2 as the destination location and click “Transfer” button. You can also check “Move” button if you want to remove all files from OneDrive 1 account after the transfer process is complete.

Transfer Files from One OneDrive Account to Another
Migrate Files between OneDrive Accounts

The third way is that you can create a “Cloud Transfer” task to achieve your goal. Go to “Cloud Transfer” page, select folders you want to transfer from your first OneDrive account, select destination path to save them under your second OneDrive account or you can select whole OneDrive as the source and select your second OneDrive account as the destination. click “Transfer Now” and wait for the process to complete.

Transfer OneDrive to OneDrive
Transfer OneDrive to OneDrive


  • For “Cloud Transfer” feature, it supports transferring folders only. If there are hundreds of files that need to be transferred, you can put them to one folder, then create Cloud Transfer task to transfer them.
  • You can enable “Schedule” feature to transfer your data if you want to transfer your data regularly.

More about MultCloud

Whether you choose any way from above methods, each solution can help you transfer files from one OneDrive account to another without downloading and uploading. You may find it saves you a lot of time. In addition to “Cloud Transfer” feature, you can use MultCloud to sync and backup data across different clouds easily. For example, you can sync photos from OneDrive to Google Photos, and sync Google Drive to OneDrive for free, etc.

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Multcloud Key Features

  • Transfer files in clouds, FTP and WebDav for easily file management & information delivery.

  • Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.