Migrate from Box to OneDrive

Are you migrating from Box to OneDrive to consolidate systems into Office 365? Great choice as OneDrive is offering 1TB for free per user. OneDrive’s functionality has quickly caught up with that of other major file sync and share platforms.

Here are some of the common issues we have helped our clients address during Box to OneDrive migration projects


Retain Box Folder Structure

The locations of all elements of a folder structure can get lost when you migrate without using the proper migration tool.

File Path Length

Now that OneDrive has increased its path length limit to 400 characters, this is less likely to be a problem. However, Cloud FastPath will identify any path length issues in the pre-migration analysis.

Map Your Box User Permissions To OneDrive

Since permissions do not transfer over automatically from Box to OneDrive, they must be either reassigned in OneDrive or migrated with a migration tool. Cloud FastPath automatically migrates all internal and external accounts, sharing, permissions, and ownership.


With large amounts of data being transferred, it’s crucial to be able to verify that everything arrived correctly in OneDrive. A solid reporting system helps to create automated reports and to ensure nothing is lost.

Migrating Box File Versions

Box file version can be migrated but might not work in OneDrive correctly. It can be very time consuming if millions of documents have to be reassigned.

Box Notes

Box notes will have to be converted to readable documents. They would have to be downloaded, converted, then re-uploaded to OneDrive. With Cloud FastPath, they are automatically converted.

Box Links

Typically, Box links represent a connection at a certain point in time. Since absolute links would change no matter what, it is best to audit the current Box links and communicate your users which links will change.

Box Groups are not the same as OneDrive Exchange Groups

Box groups more closely resemble SharePoint Online Groups. Mapping permissions and ownership between Box groups and SharePoint Online Groups ensure smooth adoption.

Cloud FastPath Has Helped Hundreds of Businesses move from Box to OneDrive.

When migrating collaborative environments, it is important to remember that you are moving people and their workspaces and not just bits and bytes. A successful migration begins with its being transparent to the end users, but true success comes in the end user’s adoption and embracing of the new collaborative environment. With the right blend of analysis, automation, and reporting, Cloud FastPath gives operators access to information critical to driving adoption and creating a smooth migration experience. See how easy it is for yourself in our free trial

See our page on migration to OneDrive for business for more details.

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“With Cloud FastPath we’ve been able to dramatically accelerate our EFSS migration. The Tervela team has been amazing. We couldn’t have chosen a better partner for this critical project.”

– Houghton Mifflin Harcourt