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SharePoint 2013 Hosting :: Migrate to OneDrive on Office 365 from Google Drive

So you’ve finally decided to jump straight into the deep end and move over to OneDrive I’m sure you’ve had the idea in the back of your head for quite some time. Google Drive was fine for the time being but the OneDrive’s added functionalities probably ended up getting the best of you. Yet one question remains: how do I proceed? This article will walk you through this procedure:

  1. Set up your source folder.
  2. Connect to the destination
  3. Choose files you want to migrate
  4. Easily migrate your files to OneDrive
Even though we was primarily designed for SharePoint to SharePoint migrations, it also supports importing from network drives, file shares and file systems.

Where do you start your OneDrive Migration?

The first step is to have the source set up correctly. Most Google Drive users already have a ‘mapped Goggle folder’ on their PC. If it is not the case, here is how to set one up:

You can simply download it to your machine by clicking on Download Google Drive located in the settings menu or from the Install on your machine icon on the left, depending on the version of Google Drive you are using.

Once you have clicked on the download button, the installer will be downloaded to your machine. Once the process is completed, you can simply open it so the installation can begin.

After Google Drive has been installed, enter your credentials to synchronize it with your account.

At that point, the Drive is completely configured. In your case, you will be able to use it just as another folder in your C: Drive (or the selected drive during the installation)

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Start your Migration to OneDrive with Sharegate

The Import is a breeze, and connect to the desired destination site. Then, select the destination library or the location where you want to copy the content.

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Hand pick the content you want to migrate

Once the destination has been chosen, simply select the desired content to be imported while keeping the original authors and timestamps. Simply Awesome.

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A migration so simple, a child could do it

As you can see, it is a very simple process. The great thing is that any end user can run this operation as long as he has full control over the destination library.

image_4Finally, do not worry about your PowerShell script. I will gladly review it before you start your migration. I hope this will help you on your journey to the cloud!