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Mike Bruce

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    We recently added the ability to transfer ownership to another user when deleting a user’s account from AAD from the M365 admin portal. If no entry is provided, the default will transfer to the manager.

    The manager or newly assigned owner will have the ability to sync that content or download and then move to a shared library or their own OneDrive.

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    Mike Bruce commented  · 

    It appears MS requires that the account be deleted before you can take any management actions in OneDrive. However, when employees leave our organization, we typically disable (not delete) their account. We then assign delegates to their Exchange (O365) mailbox, set an Autoreply message, and the delegates access to their user folders (home drives) on our file servers. I still find it difficult to understand why we can't take similar simple, quick and effective steps to transfer ownership of the OneDrive files. These types of shortcomings are why admins (like me) may use OneDrive themselves, but don't encourage the use within the organization. It is too difficult to manage the flows of temporary, seasonal, or retiring workers. I use OneDrive extensively, but when I retire, that's someone else's headache to migrate.

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