Transfer of Ownership of OneDrive Data when Leaving Northwestern

It is important to consider your OneDrive data when you are leaving Northwestern University. The data within OneDrive is permanently deleted after a certain period of time after your departure from the university.


User NetID Deleted and Loss of Access to OneDrive Content OneDrive Permanently Deleted
Faculty/Staff 70 days 2 years
Students 148 days 2 years

It is recommended to transfer data from OneDrive into a SharePoint site that is managed by the school or unit to prevent any future loss of access. Files can be directly Move files and folders between OneDrive and SharePoint. If needed, you may also transfer files by way of OneDrive - Transferring Ownership of Files

For more information about NetID Expiration please visit this website




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