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How to move your files off the M: Drive to your OneDrive manually (drag-and-drop method).

Before you start

You must be logged in to your managed UAS Desktop on your work computer. Either:


1: Drag-and-drop your files from the M: Drive to your personal OneDrive

1. Open the OneDrive app from the Start menu:


2. You will see the Set up OneDrive screen, prefilled with your email address. Click the Sign in button:


3. ...and you will be transferred to the standard University Microsoft login pop-up window.
Enter your Raven password and click the Sign in button:


4. Click the Next buttons to set up your OneDrive configuration using the default options:


Click Later to skip downloading the mobile app for now (you can get the mobile app any time from your device's app store, e.g. Google Play or Apple's App Store):


Finally, click the Open my OneDrive folder button:


5. You will now see your OneDrive – University of Cambridge area:


6. Locate the Documents folder and open in a new window.

NOTE: If you don't have a folder called Documents in your main OneDrive area, create it by selecting My files > New > Folder:


7. Locate and open the M: Drive (it is in your Network locations alongside drives such as K:, R: etc.):

8. With both the M: Drive and your OneDrive areas open on screen, highlight the files in the M: Drive that you want to move and drag-and-drop them into the OneDrive Documents window to start the file upload:



9. Once you have moved/copied over the items from your M Drive to your University OneDrive Documents folder you will now be ready to see those items in the Citrix workspace. Please allow for time for those items to upload as depending on the size of the files that could take a little while to complete.


2: Remove your M: drive mappings to prevent file sync problems

Once your confident your M:Drive data has been migrated to OneDrive you must to remove the M: drive mapping from the File Explorer under your profile.

  1. Navigate to File Explorer and then to the J: drive


  2. Double-click the MDriveremove-Shortcut and follow the prompts. 


  3. The M: drive mapping will be removed from your profile over night to prevent you accidentally making changes that will not be synced to your OneDrive. 


Set OneDrive as your default Documents folder

You now need to configure your University-managed PC/laptop (your ACN/UAS Desktop environment) and in AppsAnywhere (your UMD Desktop virtual environment) if you use it, to use OneDrive as your default document storage. See:

Set OneDrive as your default Documents folder