How can I migrate data in bulk to SharePoint Online?

A business organization has different departments, and each department has multiple teams that creates a decent number of physical documents that is a hassle for the manager to handle. That’s where SharePoint Online comes into the scene where all the hassle are gone quickly. It is the extremely useful platform that make the documents online and the administrator can share the document, validate them, and arrange in a better manner. You can also upload the existing documents from your computer to SharePoint online into several lists and libraries. The transfer is quite easy from the file system to SharePoint. It requires the following steps –

  1. In the File Explorer, browse the file(s) you want to put on SharePoint.
  2. Open the SharePoint library in the web browser.
  3. Drag the data from its location in the file system to SharePoint library and drop there.

It seems the easiest method to migrate data. But when there is thousand number of files which are present in the multiple computers connected in a network, then you can easily imagine the hardships which you will have to face to migrate the files. There is no other manual method which can migrate many files; so you can take the assistance of a professional SharePoint migration tool. It is the perfect bridge between your file system data and SharePoint. It has multiple services which you can use as per your need to migrate the data successfully.

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Here is its complete procedure of migrating bulk files to SharePoint using Kernel Migrator for SharePoint:

  1. Run the Software and click "File System" menu and then select "Migrate using CSV" item.
  2. Click the Browse button to access the CSV file. Click the Browse button to access the CSV file.
  3. Select the CSV file and click Open. Select the CSV file and click Open
  4. As soon as you add the CSV file, all its items will be presented in a list. Here you can uncheck such things which are added mistakenly, and you now do not want to migrate them. Finally, click Next. click Next
  5. Now select the destination SharePoint account by choosing the site URL, and then click the Browse button to choose the destination list, library, or folder. click the Browse button to choose the destination list, library, or folder
  6. Expand the list or subsites to go to the folder. Expand the list or subsites to go to the folder
  7. After selecting the folder, click OK. After selecting the folder, click OK
  8. After completing the required information for the destination SharePoint, click Next. click Next
  9. The migrator tool will try to map the attributes of the content automatically. If it is unable to map the attributes, then it will leave the fields blank. You can modify the already selected attributes. Click Next. Click Next
  10. Put the appropriate filters to pick the desired data only. Click Next. Click Next
  11. In the next wizard, select whether to migrate the permissions or not. select whether to migrate the permissions or not
  12. Enter user credentials in the relevant columns for the displayed remote computer(s). The selected user should have enough rights on the content at the remote computer. You can provide the username in the format - Domain\Username. Domain\Username.
  13. Choose among to option to either run the migration instantly or schedule to run it later. Select schedule
  14. The tool will provide a summary of the selected items and its destination. selected items and its destination
  15. The migration process begins. The migration process begins
  16. After a successful migration, the tool will provide a complete migration report presenting the status of each item. Click Finish to complete the process. Click Finish to complete the process


After using Kernel SharePoint Migrator, you can easily understand that the tool has no complex user-interface and handles files of any size or type. Apart from file system data, it can conduct SharePoint-to-SharePoint, Exchange Public folder to SharePoint, File Server to Google Drive, and File System to One Drive migration. You can choose to run the migration at any time and see your data being migrated with full speed and accuracy.

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  1. During migration, the bulk migration of SharePoint documents is important for your business and the tool keeps the higher standards for the security also. I have been using the software for many years and found the results fulfilling.

  1. The CSV format migration is perfect for the bulk migration and you can select multiple files at a time. The tool takes care of all the files and the user can check their status also.

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