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During the Migration

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Learn what to expect while your Box files are moved to their new Microsoft file-sharing environment. Please note this page will be updated as the project progresses and more information becomes available.

About Shared Files

During your migration, files and folders for which you are the owner will be moved. After the migration, if you do not see a folder in your OneDrive or SharePoint account that you expect to see, it may be because someone else at Northwestern owns the folder and has shared it with you. That shared folder in OneDrive or SharePoint will become visible to you when its owner is migrated. Until that time, you can continue to view its contents in Box.


If you experience issues accessing your files or folders after the move to OneDrive and SharePoint, please contact your school or department IT support.

Students, faculty, staff, and affiliates not supported directly by a school or department should contact the Northwestern IT Service Desk at or 847-491-4357 (1-HELP).

Last Updated: 3 May 2021

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