Deleting personal files from work computer

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I need to delete my personal files from my work computer. Can I save my personal files on an external hard drive; delete those files from my work computer and then retrieve the files from ext. hard drive to new computer.  I know if I delete these files that it deletes them from all my devices. 

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Interpreting what you have written as: you have files on your computer synced to OneDrive that you want to move to a new computer, presumably with a personal OneDrive account?

You can certainly copy them to a new computer using an intermediate hard drive. You could also (work policy permitting) connect your personal OD account to your work computer and transfer the files.

Deleting files from a computer will only delete from the online OneDrive repository if the files are fully locally present. You should make sure that you are copying full local files before deleting anything.