How to Upload Files & Images to OneDrive Using Python

In this tutorial, you will learn how to upload files and images to Microsoft OneDrive using its file storage API and Python. The complete source code of the Python OneDrive file upload script is given below.

Upload File to OneDrive Using Python

Important Note: Replace the client_id and client_secret with your real OneDrive API client_id and client_secret. Also, update the URLs with your Tenant domain name.

import requests 
import json
directory = r"c:\temp\uploads"
data = {'grant_type':"client_credentials", 
URL = ""
r = = URL, data = data) 
j = json.loads(r.text)
TOKEN = j["access_token"]
URL = ""
headers={'Authorization': "Bearer " + TOKEN}
r = requests.get(URL, headers=headers)
j = json.loads(r.text)
print("Uploading file(s) to "+URL)
for root, dirs, files in os.walk(directory):
    for filename in files:
        filepath = os.path.join(root,filename)
        print("Uploading "+filename+"....")
        fileHandle = open(filepath, 'rb')
        r = requests.put(URL+"/"+filename+":/content", data=fileHandle, headers=headers)
        if r.status_code == 200 or r.status_code == 201:
            #remove folder contents
            print("succeeded, removing original file...")
            os.remove(os.path.join(root, filename)) 
print("Script completed")
raise SystemExit

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