Exporting very large OneDrive content ?

EnterpriseArchitect 4,956 Reputation points

How can I save OneDrive for Business files to my local PC as a ZIP file (many or single)?

I have OneDrive with a total of 3.4 TB and various directories, the largest of which is the camera Roll directory, with each subdirectory comprising 300-400 GB and 200,000+ files.

So I'm trying to figure out if there's a script or method for doing it better.

Thank you, in advance.

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  1. Yanli Jiang - MSFT 23,036 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @EnterpriseArchitect ,

    In fact, judging from the size of your file, even if you use a script, it won't be much faster. There are three methods for your reference:

    1. Directly select the file and then download it. In this way, the file will be directly packaged into a zip file and downloaded.

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    1. Sync.

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    1. Using PowerShell.


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    The latter two methods require you to download the file locally first and then compress it.

    Hope this helps you.

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