Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive are fundamentally different platforms. Here are some primary differences to take into account when migrating from Google Drive to Microsoft OneDrive.
(1) Firstly, it is important to understand that when migrating to/from OneDrive, CloudMigrator will only migrate owned files for migrating users.
(2) Google Drive 'Shared with me' and OneDrive 'Shared' are the same thing. They show you files and folders that are shared with the user. Google Drive 'Shared with me' data (that has not been added to My Drive) will be migrated by their owners and shared with the users accordingly, and then appear in the 'Shared' folder.
(3) Google Drive's 'My Drive' is a space where not only users' owned data is stored and managed, but also a space where data shared with them can be added. OneDrive has 'Files' and 'Shared' and they are separate spaces. When migrating the My Drive data from Google Drive, CloudMigrator will mimic how My Drive is used.
- If somebody shares a folder with a user and they add it to My Drive, post-migration, they will become the owner of a copy of that folder which will be located in their 'Files' space and it will contain any files that they own.
- Files within the same folder that are owned by other migrating users will appear in a copy of that folder in their 'Shared' folder.
- We will migrate all a user's folders - IE in My Drive - because at the beginning, CloudMigrator doesn't know if the user being migrated has any files in them, so, users could end up with empty folders;
- If a user owns files in a folder owned by a non-migrating user, the file will appear in the user's root 'Files' space in OneDrive;
If a folder has multiple parents (multiple "Locations" in Google Drive) CloudMigrator will use the deepest path.