OneDrive for Stanislaus State

Announcing OneDrive at Stanislaus State

OneDrive for Business is coming to Stanislaus State! Faculty and staff are invited to learn more about the program and sign up to join the OneDrive pilot group (link at the bottom).

What is OneDrive for Business?

OneDrive for Business is a cloud storage solution for file and document storage and sharing. All faculty and staff will receive 1 Terabyte (TB) of file storage or 1,000 GB.

Anywhere Access

Easily store, access and discover your personal and shared work files from all your devices. Edits you make offline are automatically uploaded next time you connect.

Seamless Collaboration

Work faster and smarter with Stan State students, faculty and staff. Securely share files and work together in real-time across web, mobile and desktop.

Controls for Security

OneDrive helps protect your files. You can easily recover files from accidental deletes or malicious attacks and administrators can manage security policies to help keep your information safe.

Learn more about OneDrive features (Microsoft Office website)

Volunteer for the OneDrive pilot (In house form, contact Technology Support Desk if you have questions or would like to verify the validity of this link).

About Cloud Storage

Preferred Method for Migrating to from Dropbox to OneDrive



Step 1: Set Dropbox files to "Local" 

Step 2: Sync OneDrive 

Step 3: Use Windows Explorer or Finder (Mac) to Drag files from Dropbox to OneDrive 



This method requires enough local hard disk space to store all of your Dropbox files locally. 

If you do not have enough hard disk space, sync local folders in smaller batches or contact Tech Support for assistance. 


Step 1: Make All Dropbox Files Local 


  1. Open Windows Explorer 
  2. Find the Dropbox folder in the Left Pane 
  3. Right Click 
  4. Select Smart Sync -> Local 
  5. Click the Dropbox Icon in task Bar (Bottom Right) 
  6. It may say "Syncing files … "  
  7. Wait for "Up To Date" 


Coming soon: Instructions are almost identical to Windows 

  1. Open Finder 
  2. Find and Click the Dropbox folder in the Left Pane 
  3. Select All Files and Folders 
  4. Right Click 
  5. Select Smart Sync -> Local 
  6. Click the Dropbox Icon in task Bar (Top Right) 
  7. It may say "Syncing files … "  
  8. Wait for "Up To Date" 


Step 2: Install OneDrive  


  1. Use a browser to navigate to 
  2. Click "Sign In" (Top Right) 
  3. Log in with your email address 
  4. Click "Sync"  (Center Screen, Second Row from Top) 
  5. Click "Open Microsoft OneDrive" 
    1. If nothing happens, you should be prompted to "Get the latest version of OneDrive" 

Or go and "Download"  

  1. Click Link and Open OneDriveSetup.exe before continuing 
  1. If prompted, Complete the OneDrive setup wizard 
  2. OneDrive is now in your Windows Explorer or Finder (MAC)  


Step 3: Drag and Drop 

  1. Make sure all Dropbox files are Local before proceeding 
  2. Open Windows Explorer 
  3. Find Dropbox (Stanislaus State) in Left Panel 
  4. Click Down arrow to Expand 
  5. Find OneDrive – Stan State in Left Panel 
  6. Click Down arrow to Expand 
  7. Drag the folders from Dropbox to OneDrive 
  8. When Prompted by Dropbox click Yes to Move Out Of Dropbox 
    1. Wait......... 
    2. Wait......... 
    3. Files will be Deleted from Dropbox 
      1. NOTE: Deleted Files can be recovered from Dropbox via Web if needed 
    4. Files will be Synced to OneDrive 
  9. When OneDrive sync is completed 
  10. Right Click Folder in Explorer 
  11. Click 'Free up Space" 
  12. Green Check is replaced by White Cloud with Blue outline. 
  13. Your files are now Safe in OneDrive and not taking space on your local machine 


Step 4: UnLink and Uninstall Dropbox 

  1. Click Dropbox Icon in Task Bar (Bottom Right or Top Right) 
  2. Click the Gear Icon -> Preferences 
  3. Click "Account" Tab 
  4. Click "Unlink This Dropbox" 
  5. Click "Unlink" 

Note: Your computer is no longer synced to Any Files not deleted at this time are still on

  1. Open Windows Explorer 
  2. Find Dropbox (Stanislaus State) in Left Panel 


 Hard Disk Space Limited Method 

Instead of Copying files Local, Drag files into browser. 

Step 1: Drag and Drop from Dropbox Folder to OneDrive in Browser   

  1. Open Dropbox Folder in Windows Explorer or Finder (Mac) 
  2. Use a browser to navigate to 
  3. Click "Sign In" (Top Right) 
  4. Log in with your email address 
  5. Arrange Browser and Dropbox Folder (Step1) so you can see both 
  6. Select some files and folders  
  7. Drag files into Browser 
  8. Files will  
    1. Download from Dropbox (only if there were Online Only with Smart Sync) 
    2. Upload to OneDrive 
  9. Wait for files to complete the Upload 
  10. Delete Files From Dropbox (to save space locally) 
  11. Repeat Starting at step 6 until all files and folders are uploaded and deleted from Dropbox 


Complete Step 4 Above (Unlink and Uninstall) 

For More Information visit OneDrive video training 


Contact OIT

For more information please contact the Technology Support Desk:


Phone: (209) 667-3687

In-Person: First floor of the library, Rm. L150 (See Library Map)