Now that we have OneDrive for Business, Information Services is encouraging all employees to migrate their documents and folders stored on their U: drive to OneDrive for Business. Here is what you need to do:
- Set up the OneDrive for Business Sync client on your computer.
- Select all of the items in your U: drive and move them to your OneDrive for Business folder that was created in step 1.
It is that simple. Of course, no technical solution is perfect and there are a few problems you might encounter:
- The Windows OneDrive for Business sync client will not sync files larger than 15GB.
- There are a number of special characters that are permitted in Windows but are not permitted in OneDrive, such as the # sign. You will need to rename files containing illegal characters.
A complete list of the limitations, including a list of illegal characters, can be found on this page on Microsoft’s web site.