Migrate Content to SharePoint using Microsoft's SharePoint Migration Tool

How to migrate content from a network drive or synced OneDrive folder into SharePoint using the SharePoint Migration Tool.



  • CPU - 64-bit quad core processor 
  • RAM - 16 GB
  • HDD - 150 GB free space (Solid State recommended)
  • High Speed Internet connection
  • Windows 10


  • Read access to the files to be migrated
  • Site Administrator account for the SharePoint site files will be migrating to 


  1. Download and install the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool
    1. Download and Install the SharePoint Migration Tool from Microsoft's site
    2. Launch the SharePoint Migration Tool
    3. Click Next
    4. Sign-in to O365 using the account that has Site Admin priviledges to the site files will be migrated
    5. Select File Share from your mapped drive or your OneDrive folder in the OneDrive Client NOTE: OneDrive folder needs to have the content on the computer, not just in the cloud
    6. Choose top folder to migrate to the SharePoint site. Click Next.
    7. Enter the url for the Sharepoint site NOTE: Don't include the part of the url that follows the site name (i.e. Sitepages/Home.aspx)
    8. Choose the destination document Library from the drop-down
    9. Select the Gear icon in the upper right of the Window and select desired settings, then click Save File migrations with different settings should be done separately
    10. Select Add 
    11. Repeat steps 6-8 for each folder to migrate.
    12. Click Migrate
    13. When fished click Yes or No  as appropriate if you want to save to run for incremental runs
    14. Click Open Report to review for any errors.
    15. Click Close
    16. Visit the SharePoint site and check that the files have been migrated to the desired Library as expected.


  • Win 10
  • Network Drive
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint Online


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Wed 10/13/21 3:00 PM
Mon 7/18/22 8:11 PM
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