How To Move Photos From Onedrive To External Hard Drive

OneDrive offers an excellent cloud storage solution for keeping your pictures, documents, and various files on the web. Nevertheless, there might be instances when you prefer transferring your images to an external hard drive, either for backup reasons or to better organize them. This article will provide you with a step-by-step walkthrough on how to transfer images from OneDrive to an external hard drive.

Step 1: Connect Your External Hard Drive

The first step is to connect your external hard drive to your computer. Once connected, open File Explorer and navigate to the folder where you want to store your photos.

Step 2: Access OneDrive Photos

Next, access your OneDrive account and go to the folder where your photos are stored. You can do this by opening the OneDrive app on your computer or logging in to your OneDrive account online.

Step 3: Select Photos to Move

Once you have accessed your OneDrive photos, select the photos that you want to move to your external hard drive. You can do this by clicking on each photo individually or selecting multiple photos at once.

Step 4: Copy and Paste Photos

After selecting the photos, press Ctrl+C on your keyboard to copy them. Then, navigate to the folder on your external hard drive where you want to store the photos. Press Ctrl+V on your keyboard to paste the photos into the folder.

Step 5: Verify Photos

Finally, verify that the photos have been successfully moved to your external hard drive by checking the folder where you pasted them. If everything looks good, you can now disconnect your external hard drive and store it safely.


Moving photos from OneDrive to an external hard drive is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily backup or organize your photos on your external hard drive.