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OneDrive for Business: Download your data to a local computer

1TB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage is a lot of data…

OneDrive-for-Business-cropped…but what do you do when you need to move that data to another location?

If you are a graduating student or are leaving school for longer than 1 year, you will need to backup your OneDrive data or it will be deleted.

The best way to do this is to install the OneDrive for Business sync client.  This will duplicate the contents of your OneDrive for Business folder on whatever device you install it.  As of this writing, the sync client is available for all popular platforms and OS’s.

Once you’ve installed the client and have authenticated to your account, your data will begin downloading to your device. Depending on the amount of data, this could take some time. We recommend that you compare the local version and cloud version to make sure everything has been synced.

You can also manually download files and folders directly from OneDrive’s web interface.