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Moving M Drive data to OneDrive

If you have any data that is not work related and personal to you, you are advised to start using your personal OneDrive storage area instead of the M: Drive for that. These instructions walk you through moving files off the M: Drive into your OneDrive, and setting your OneDrive as the default Documents folder on your managed desktop.

Step 1 – move your files from the M: Drive to your personal OneDrive area

  1. Sign in to the ACN remote access servers
    Open the Microsoft Edge web browser either from the Start menu or the shortcut located on the desktop.



  2. Sign into the Microsoft portal at
    Username =
    Password = Raven password

    First you will be asked for your email address...

    ...and then you will be transferred to the standard University Microsoft login pop-up window:


  3. Open your personal OneDrive by clicking the icon on the left icon menu:


  4. Create a new folder in your OneDrive called "Documents" and go into that new empty folder:


  5. Keeping your browser window open, open the File Explorer from the taskbar:


  6. Locate and open the M: Drive (alongside drives such as K:, R: etc.):


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


Step 2 – locating your OneDrive Documents folder in Citrix Workspace (AppsAnywhere remote access service)

  1. Sign in to Citrix Workspace and OneDrive
    When you sign in to Citrix Workspace (AppsAnywhere service) you should also be prompted to sign into your Microsoft One drive account using the familiar University Microsoft login screen that you use to log in to all the other Microsoft services (as step 2 above). 
          If you didn't get prompted to log in to OneDrive...

    You'll need to sign in by clicking on the OneDrive icon – it looks like a cloud. You will find this either in the Quick Access panel on the left side of the File Explorer window or in the Notification Tray at the bottom right of the dektop:


    A pop-up window will give you the option to Sign in. Follow the prompts using your email address and Raven password to log in.

  2. Click the Next button:


  3. Click the Open my OneDrive folder button:


  4. You will now see a OneDrive – University of Cambridge area in the Quick Access panel in the Explorer on the left-hand side and you should start to see content appear as you select it:



  5. Your OneDrive data will start to synchronise and populate in the File Explorer.

    The Documents folder in the OneDrive – University of Cambridge area is now the new home for what was the M: Drive in the ACN environment. Opening Documents under the This PC area in File Explorer will take you to the new OneDrive Documents folder:

    You will also notice that other OneDrive areas are now available from within the File Explorer. These have a small cloud icon next to them (e.g. Desktop and Pictures).