OneDrive makes it easy to transfer your files from PC to PC
With internet access and a few clicks, you can back up your files online. When you’re ready, sync them onto a new PC—or you can leave them in the cloud without having to download them. This saves space on your new PC’s hard drive and leaves your files and photos easily accessible from any of your devices, anywhere.1
Install what you love
When you start up your new PC, you may want to install additional apps. The Microsoft Store has many popular apps available to download or you can check with the publisher of your software for more information.
If you've been using your PC for a few years, you probably have some files that you want to move to the new PC. By using OneDrive, you can quickly transfer files from PC to PC or Mac to PC, so your files are organized like they were on your old computer and you can get right back to work.
You can use an external storage device such as a USB drive, SD card, or external hard drive to help you move all your favorite files off a Windows 7 PC and onto a Windows 10 PC.
A Microsoft account comes with 5 GB of OneDrive storage. You can buy more storage if you want it. Compare plans.
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There are a couple of ways to get your files and photos onto a new PC. With OneDrive you can quickly transfer files from PC to PC or Mac to PC, so your files are organized like they were on your old computer and you can get right back to work. Or you can use an external storage device such as a USB drive, SD card, or external hard drive to help you make the move.
Yes. A Microsoft account (MSA) gives you an all-access pass to Microsoft services, including Windows 11.2 It's free and comes with 5 GB of OneDrive storage! If you don't have a Microsoft account, it’s easy to sign up using your existing or new email address here: Microsoft account | Sign In or Create Your Account Today – Microsoft.
OneDrive is a Microsoft cloud storage service that lets you store your personal files in one place, share them with others, and get to them from any device connected to the Internet.
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Check out this brief video that will walk you through a few quick steps to set up an account.
A free OneDrive basic account offers 5 GB of storage. Need more space? No problem, see available options.
Yes. If OneDrive is not the best fit for you, there are other options available. For example, you can use an external hard drive along with the Windows Backup & Restore feature. There are also other programs designed to help with backing up your files and data and some retailers have service desks that will do the work for you.
If you are upgrading an existing Windows 10 PC to Windows 11, your apps will remain on the PC and they should continue to work. However, if you purchase a new Windows 11 PC, you will need to reinstall your apps on the new PC.
Yes, you can drag whole folders from File Explorer to your OneDrive folder.