Nokia Lumia 520 - How can I transfer my office documents to my Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone 8?

You can transfer the files from your old phone to your computer, and then connect your new phone to your computer using a compatible USB cable, and drag and drop the items to your new phone. You can also use SkyDrive cloud storage to transfer your files.

To use SkyDrive, you need to have a Microsoft (Windows Live) account. If you don’t already have a Microsoft (Windows Live) account, you can create one at www.live.com, or using your phone. For more information, see the user guide of your phone.

These instructions may not apply to all phone models and manufacturers.

Transfer your files using a USB cable

  1. Use a compatible USB data cable to connect your old phone to your PC, and on your phone, select Mass storage if asked.
  2. Transfer the files to your PC. Note the folders where you stored the files.
  3. Connect your new phone to your computer with a compatible USB cable. Your phone is shown as a separate drive on the computer.
  4. On your computer, select the phone, and drag and drop the items you want to copy from your computer to your phone.

Transfer your files using SkyDrive

Nokia Symbian and series 40, Android, Blackberry

  1. Use a compatible USB data cable to connect your old phone to your PC, and on your phone, select Mass storage if asked.
  2. Transfer the files to your PC. Note the folders where you stored the files.
  3. On your PC, go to www.live.com, and sign in to your Microsoft (Windows Live) account.
  4. In Windows Live, select SkyDrive, and drag and drop the desired files from your PC to SkyDrive.
  5. To access your files, on your new phone, tap Office > SkyDrive, and follow the instructions shown on your phone.

Transferring content with an Apple Mac 

  1. On your Mac, go to www.live.com, and sign in to your Windows Live account.
  2. In Windows Live, select SkyDrive, and drag and drop the files you want from your Mac to SkyDrive.
  3. To access your files, on your new phone, tap Office > SkyDrive, and follow the instructions shown on your phone.