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Migrate files from OneDrive

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Restriction: You must be logged in as an admin or contributor with the Manage External Connections right to sync your OneDrive account with Canto and migrate files from OneDrive folders to Canto.


User Menu > Settings > Links & Connections > External Connections 

How to migrate Files from OneDrive

  1. Select the OneDrive icon.
  2. Click Connect.
  3. You will then be prompted to a new window asking you to sign in to your designated Microsoft Account. It will instruct the user to finish the authorization on the next page.*

    Note: If the page didn’t open, it was blocked by a pop-up blocker. Either adjust your browser’s pop-up settings or allow the page to open.

  4. The new page will be Microsoft’s authorization confirmation to share files from OneDrive to Canto. Click Allow to accept the integration.
  5. Click Continue back on Canto’s page.
  6. Choose the folders and click Allow.

The files will then be viewable in Canto in the OneDrive Files folder and labeled with the OneDrive icon.

Note: When you first sync your status may depict the following:

Once the sync is complete you will see the following statuses:

  • Done: All Assets have been successfully imported
  • Error: Sync is stopped due to an error 
  • Time Limit: Sync topped due to reaching 72 hour time limit

If there is an error, you will recieve an email with more information. 

The  following options will appear where you can unlink the folder and manually sync the folder. Also, you will be able to toggle the Auto-Sync feature. Auto-sync takes place on a 24-hour basis. 

When you delete assets from a synched folder on your local drive, they will not be deleted from your Canto library.
When you create a new folder that is within an already synched folder it will get synched too.
When you delete an asset from a synched folder within Canto it will not get reimported by auto-synch.

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