How To Upload From Onedrive To Youtube

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Being someone who is passionate about technology, I thoroughly enjoy finding new methods to enhance my digital processes. Recently, I came across a useful hack that enables me to effortlessly transfer videos from OneDrive to YouTube. In this piece, I will provide a detailed walkthrough of the procedure while also sharing my own insights and recommendations.

Step 1: Prepare your videos on OneDrive

To begin, make sure you have the videos you want to upload stored on your OneDrive account. If you don’t have OneDrive yet, you can sign up for a free account on the Microsoft website. Once your videos are safely stored on OneDrive, you’re ready for the next step.

Step 2: Create a YouTube Channel

If you don’t already have a YouTube channel, now is the perfect time to create one. Head over to and sign in with your Google account. Click on the profile icon at the top right corner and select “Create a channel.” Follow the prompts to set up your channel, including choosing a name and customizing the appearance to reflect your personal style.

Step 3: Connect OneDrive and YouTube

In order to transfer videos from OneDrive to YouTube, we’ll utilize a cloud-based automation service called IFTTT (If This Then That). IFTTT allows you to create custom workflows, called applets, that connect different apps and services. Sign up for an account at if you don’t have one already.

Once you’re logged in to IFTTT, navigate to the “My Applets” section and click on “New Applet.” Now, let’s set up the trigger:

  1. Choose “OneDrive” as the trigger service.
  2. Select the “New file added to folder” trigger.
  3. Connect your OneDrive account and choose the folder where your videos are stored.

Next, it’s time to define the action:

  1. Choose “YouTube” as the action service.
  2. Select the “Upload a video” action.
  3. Connect your YouTube channel.

Follow the on-screen instructions to authorize IFTTT to access your OneDrive and YouTube accounts. Once you’ve completed these steps, you’ll have a functional applet that automatically uploads any new videos added to your specified OneDrive folder to your YouTube channel.

Step 4: Test and Fine-Tune

Now that everything is set up, it’s time to test your workflow. Add a new video to your specified OneDrive folder and wait for a few moments. In most cases, IFTTT triggers the upload process within a minute or two. Confirm that the video successfully appears on your YouTube channel and make any necessary adjustments as needed.

During my initial testing, I found it helpful to rename the videos on OneDrive before the upload. This ensures that the video title on YouTube is descriptive and aligned with my desired SEO strategy.


Uploading videos from OneDrive to YouTube can save you time and effort in managing your video content. Thanks to the power of IFTTT, you can automate this process and focus on creating more amazing videos. Give it a try and see how it enhances your YouTube workflow!