OneDrive – Known Folder Move

One Drive Folder Redirection migration to One Drive (Known Folder Move)

In today’s fast-paced business environment, agility and flexibility are key. With the rise of remote work and distributed teams, organizations need solutions that allow their employees to work from anywhere, anytime. That’s why more and more companies are turning to cloud-based solutions like OneDrive Known Folder Move to help streamline collaboration and improve productivity. However, if your organization has previously used folder redirection to manage user files, making the switch to OneDrive Known Folder Move can seem daunting. Fear not! In this article, we’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to seamlessly migrate from folder redirection to OneDrive Known Folder Move, allowing you to take full advantage of its many benefits with ease.


Step by Step Guide

Navigate to the Migration Manager on the SharePoint portal.

Migration Manager Sharepoint


View tasks.


Add the File Share Migration Agent.


Install the agent and enter the domain credentials of a user that has read access to all the file shares containing the content you want to migrate.


Check access.


Check the status of the agent.


Scan content before migration to find possible issues.


Create a migration task.

Create a bulk migration file for migrating multiple users.


Example format:


Navigate to the OneDrive account that you want to migrate and check the URL. Change the URL to the proper format.


Run the task.



Check the status after migration.


Change folder redirection settings and disable the Group Policy Object (GPO).



From the device where the OneDrive client is installed, copy the ADMX and ADML files.


Navigate to the Sysvol on the domain controller. Open the Policy Definitions and copy the ADMX file. Create a separate folder for the ADML language file as shown below: Note: If Policy Definitions doesn’t exist, create a new one.


Create a new GPO for OneDrive Known Folder Move and enable settings.


Restart the device and check if folders are redirected to OneDrive.



Folder Redirection Tip:

To copy redirected folders, you need a user with permission to the entire folder. If you don’t have that user, you can add permission with the following commands:

Download PsTools – PsTools
Extract and navigate to PsTools folder.

Run: psexec -s -i-d cmd.exe


Run: (change to appropriate attributes).



In conclusion, migrating from folder redirection to OneDrive Known Folder Move is a crucial step for any organization looking to improve collaboration, accessibility, and productivity. With our step-by-step guide, you can rest assured that the process will be smooth, efficient, and effective. By leveraging the power of OneDrive Known Folder Move, your organization can enjoy the benefits of cloud-based file storage, including easier collaboration, increased security, and simplified access from anywhere, anytime


See Yaa till next time 🙂

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