Files To Go for Office 365

File Migration for SharePoint Online & OneDrive for Business

Files To Go for Office 365 is a file migration tool for copying files from network drives, file servers, network shares and personal folders to SharePoint Online team sites and OneDrive for Business.

Files To Go makes your migration to Office 365 smoother, faster and streamlined when you have thousands of files and gigabytes of data to move. Files To Go is compliant with Office 365 file naming standards, limits and boundaries.

Migrate user home drives, personal folders and Active Directory home folders from your central file servers to OneDrive for Business with ease using the Files To Go bulk migration add-on.

Any user documents on desktop PCs or laptops? With Files To Go self-service migration mode users run Files To Go to migrate files to their OneDrive for Business. Monitor their migration progress to OneDrive for Business, tracking who has migrated and how much data they migrated.


  • Compatible with Office 365 Small Business, Midsize Business, Enterprise, Education and OneDrive for Business standalone plans
  • Renames files with illegal characters that are blocked or banned by SharePoint Online
  • Automatically renames file extensions that are blocked by SharePoint Online
  • Supports Office 365 managed identity and ADFS
  • Identifies files with URL path lengths and file sizes that are too big for SharePoint Online
  • Only copies new or changed files if you rerun the migration (incremental migration)
  • Keeps the original modified and created dates of the files
  • Copies empty folders
  • Supports files up to 2GB in size
  • Migrate multiple source locations to multiple team site locations in bulk
  • Warns on site collection storage limits and OneDrive for Business 20,000 item limit
  • Analyse and migrate to many OneDrive for Business sites from personal folders in bulk
  • Provides a complete audit trail of every file migrated
  • Creates (provisions) OneDrive for Business sites in bulk that have not already been created
  • Manages permissions on OneDrive for Business sites automatically when migrating in bulk
  • Automatically re-authenticates with SharePoint Online for long running migrations
  • Specify file name filters to exclude particular file types when migrating in bulk
  • Run Files To Go in a streamlined self-service mode for users to migrate their own files
  • Track user migrations in self-service mode such as how much data they migrated
  • Estimates how long your migration will take with a realtime countdown during migration

Download the Free Trial

See how Files To Go for Office 365 can help your migration with our free trial. The trial is fully functional, limited only by the number of files you can migrate.

Files To Go works with Microsoft Windows on the desktop and Windows Server including SBS (Small Business Server) with Microsoft .Net 3.5 or later.

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Would you like to try out the Files To Go self-service migration feature? Contact us for a free self-service migration trial subscription. With a self-service migration, users migrate data from their desktop PCs and laptops themselves, which you can track and monitor centrally.

Here is a quick walk through of your free Files To Go trial. Files To Go supports four modes of operation; migrating to team sites and site collections, migrating to team sites in bulk, migrating to many OneDrive for Business in bulk, and self-service migrations to OneDrive for Business.

  • To migrate to your team site, choose the Your Team Site option in Files To Go.
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Files To Go will prompt you to sign in to Office 365, if you are federated the sign in is automatic. Once signed in, browse your Office 365 and choose the library or folder to migrate to and then choose which files and folders to migrate.

  • Files To Go analyses the files you have chosen then shows how much data there is to migrate, an estimate of how long the migration will take, and highlights any issues it found.
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Now run the migration. Files To Go will migrate all the files and folders to your chosen team site library.

  • Once your migration completes Files To Go provides a full audit report of every file migrated and any issues it had during migration. Just click the link in Files To Go to open the report.
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A subscription to Files To Go includes one Tenant Seat. This permits one user to operate Files To Go to migrate files and folders to your site collections and to OneDrive for Business sites.

If you have a large migration you can purchase additional seats to help split the workload between your colleagues or to migrate in parallel on multiple computers.

  • Migrating in bulk to your team sites can also help on large migrations. To migrate in bulk choose the Bulk Team Site Migration option.
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  • Provide Files To Go with a CSV format file with a batch of the source locations and destination libraries or folders in your team sites to migrate to. Files To Go provides a sample CSV file for you to use as a starting point for your own. Use optional file name filters to exclude file types from the migration.
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Files To Go will analyse each source folder and destination location providing a summary of how much data there is to migrate and highlighting any issues. Follow the remaining wizard steps to migrate the files and view your migration report. Migrating in bulk makes large migrations easier to manage.

Files To Go can analyse and migrate from many Active Directory home folders or personal folders on a file server to OneDrive for Business in bulk. If you prefer central migration, then bulk OneDrive for Business migration could work for you.

  • Choose the Bulk OneDrive for Business Migration option to start the process.
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  • Provide Files To Go with a CSV file. Each row in the CSV file identifies an Office 365 user and the location of their personal folder or home drive. Use optional file name filters to exclude file types like executables, archive files and movies from the migration.
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  • Now choose your CSV file in Files To Go.
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  • Files To Go checks if each OneDrive for Business site is ready for migration. If any OneDrive for Business sites are not ready Files To Go will provision the OneDrive for Business sites in bulk.
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After that, Files To Go takes care of the whole analysis and migration for you, even managing permissions on OneDrive for Business and warning you if OneDrive for Business storage thresholds and item limits will be exceeded.

Bulk migration is an add-on to your Files To Go subscription. If you have many source folders or OneDrive for Business to migrate you should consider adding bulk migration to your subscription.

Self-Service Migration Walkthrough

When you have files stored on desktop PCs and laptops it makes sense to have users migrate those files to OneDrive for Business themselves rather than having to visit each computer in turn and migrating the files for them.

To help with this, Files To Go supports a streamlined self-service mode of operation for end-user driven migrations to OneDrive for Business. If you would like to try this feature out, contact us to request a free trial subscription.

  • In self-service mode, Files To Go defaults to a OneDrive for Business migration. When the user signs in to Files To Go, a self-service seat from your subscription will automatically be assigned to them.
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After signing in to Files To Go the user then chooses which files to migrate from their desktop PC or laptop. Next they choose the destination folder in their OneDrive for Business and then run the migration.

  • As the subscription administrator, you can track which users have activated themselves on your subscription and then monitor their migration progress; how much data they have migrated, how long their migration took, and other userful metrics.
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Files To Go is easy to roll out to your users in self-service mode; rename the Files To Go executable file to include your self-service activation code. Generally, no installation is required for Files To Go, just double click it to run, as .Net is available on most desktop Windows PCs.

Who is Using Files To Go?

  • MH Partnership
  • Data Migrated
  • 28 GB
  • Florida Dept. Elder Affairs
  • Data Migrated
  • 2.4 TB
  • Alpine Interactive
  • Data Migrated
  • 150 GB
  • UC District School Board
  • Data Migrated
  • 900 GB

Complies with Standards

  • File name restrictions
  • Blocked file extensions
  • File size restrictions
  • URL path lengths
  • OneDrive limits

Performance Calculator

Use this form to calculate your Files To Go migration performance (speed and duration). The calculator is a guide not a guarantee of performance, actual results may vary.

How much data are you migrating to Office 365 with Files To Go?

What's the upload bandwidth dedicated to each PC/server running Files To Go?

How many PCs or servers will you run Files To Go in parallel on (for better throughput)?

Your migration to Office 365 with Files To Go is estimated to take 30.8 hours.

Need an accurate estimation of your migration time? Download and run the Files To Go trial for a migration estimate based on the files and folders you select.

What Do Customers Say?

  • Mark, MTR Services
  • Glad I found you. The software is working perfectly. Over 1.5TB migrated! I am very impressed.
  • Dave, Upper Canada District School Board
  • We migrated approx. 900GB and 1.5 million files for 500 staff to OneDrive for Business. Files To Go was instrumental in allowing us to complete this monumental task in a very short period of time. Great product!
  • CIO, Britannic Technologies
  • File to Go was brilliant. We used it to successfully migrate over 19,000 files to SharePoint Online.
  • Steve, Hope Construction Materials
  • We're loving your app! 4TB migrated to Office 365 so far with Files To Go.

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Ready to purchase a subscription? Use the form below to make a purchase. One subscription is valid for one Office 365 tenant.

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How many people do you need to operate Files To Go (how many Tenant Seats)? Multiple seats means you can run Files To Go in parallel on different PCs or servers for better performance.

Do you need to bulk migrate to many Office 365 team site libraries or bulk migrate many home drives or personal folders to OneDrive for Business? The bulk migration add-on makes it easier when you have lots of locations to migrate to.

Do you need self-service seats? A self-service seat entitles an Office 365 user to run Files To Go in self-service mode and migrate data from their desktop PCs and laptops to their OneDrive for Business. Learn more here.

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Do you need a subscription term longer than 6 months, or 10,000 or more self-service seats, or more than 3 tenant seats? Then please contact Thinkscape Limited for a custom quote.

*Additional self-service seats can be added to your subscription after your initial purchase.

Download Latest Files To Go

The latest version of Files To Go is available from the download link below.

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The latest version of Files To Go is v13.3 released on the 26th April 2015. Resolves an issue in the user interface when changing from a team site migration to a bulk migration.