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Upload local files and folders to SharePoint Online

Author: Patrick Lamber, Adam

This script shows how you can use the CLI to upload files located on a local folder to a SharePoint Online library or subfolder. This is a simple script that could be used for simple data migration scenarios. The given example uploads to the given site to Shared Documents library all files and sub folders of ./import local folder

Write-host 'upload files and folders from directory example'

function Import-FilesAndFolders(
[Parameter(Mandatory = $True)][string] $folderPath,
[Parameter(Mandatory = $True)][string] $sPFolderPath,
[Parameter(Mandatory = $True)][string] $siteUrl) {
$items = Get-ChildItem -Path $folderPath
foreach ($item in $items) {
if ((Get-Item $item.FullName) -is [System.IO.DirectoryInfo]) {
Write-host "creating folder $item"
$folderCreated = m365 spo folder add --webUrl $siteUrl --parentFolderUrl $sPFolderPath --name $item.Name

Write-host "importing folder $item"
Import-FilesAndFolders -folderPath $item.FullName -sPFolderPath "$sPFolderPath/$item" -siteUrl $siteUrl
else {
Write-host "importing file $item"

m365 spo file add --webUrl $siteUrl --folder $sPFolderPath --path $item.FullName

Write-host 'ensure logged in'
$m365Status = m365 status --output text
if ($m365Status -eq "Logged Out") {
m365 login

$importFolderPath = './import'
$sPFolderPath = '/Shared Documents'
$siteUrl = ''
Import-FilesAndFolders -folderPath $importFolderPath -sPFolderPath $sPFolderPath -siteUrl $siteUrl