Backup Your Office 365 OneDrive Files

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There are two options for backing up your OneDrive data listed below. Please choose the option that best fits the amount of data you have stored in OneDrive.


Option 1: Download your files through a Web Browser

This option is recommended for users with minimal data to backup (less than 1GB). OneDrive files will be downloaded as a .zip file to your computer.

Instructions for Downloading OneDrive Files through a Web Browser

Option 2: Sync your files locally using the OneDrive Sync Client 

This option is recommended for users who have a greater amount of data (more than 1GB) stored in OneDrive. The OneDrive Sync Client keeps track of which files are synced and will resume syncing your files if your network connection is interrupted.

OneDrive Sync Client Instructions for Windows

OneDrive Sync Client Instructions for Mac

Forgot to backup your OneDrive files saved in your old Office 365 account? Contact the CCS Help Centre (519-824-4120 x58888 or