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User Stories: Need to Backup Google Photos to Dropbox

Scenario 1: "I have created a Dropbox account, and now that I have used it to store photos, so how can I go about moving Google Photos to Dropbox best?"

Scenario 2: "Recently I plan to back up all the contents in Google Photos, so do you guys have any good ideas on transferring Google Photos to my Dropbox account? THX!"

Scenario 3: "I have 2 folders with 2000 photos in each Google Photos, now I want to move them to a Dropbox account because many friends recommend the cloud storage service, so what should I do? Thanks for any advice!"

It is obvious that the Dropbox is increasingly popular so that more and more users would like to transfer Google Photos to Dropbox for better data security. Of course, there are some other reasons for which users might need to move Google Photos to Dropbox for a backup, which includes:

  • Dropbox allows you to organize your images in folders and subfolders while Google Photos doesn’t support subfolders.
  • Dropbox can save all kinds of files such as photos, videos, documents, audio, etc. More flexible than Google Photos.
Google Photos to Dropbox
Google Photos to Dropbox

How to Backup Google Photos to Dropbox?

As for moving Google photos to Dropbox, the following two different methods are recommended, and you can give them a try to find the best method for your requirements.

Solution 1. Download and Upload

For most computer users, they would go for downloading & uploading. That means they need to first download the photos from Google Photo to the local disk, then sign in the Dropbox and upload them. Here you can follow the detailed steps to transfer photos from Google Photos to Dropbox.

Step 1. Log in your Google Photos account.
Step 2. Find and choose the pictures that you want to back up to Dropbox.
Step 3. Click More options in the upper right corner (three-dot icon), click Download button and the process will start immediately.

Download Photos from Google Photos
Download Photos from Google Photos

Note: If you select several pictures to download, then these pictures will be packed into a .zip file. Before uploading it to your Dropbox account, you need to unpack it first.

Step 4. Log in your Dropbox account and click Upload button to upload these pictures manually to your Dropbox.

Upload to Dropbox
Upload to Dropbox

This is how you can move photos from Google Photos to Dropbox with downloading and uploading method. Basically, this traditional method works perfectly. But when you have hundreds or even thousands of pictures/photos to back up, it will be quite time-consuming. Besides, it requires stable network connection and enough power supply. Want to make it much easier? Go for the next solution!

Solution 2. Directly Backup Google Photos to Dropbox without Downloading

Besides downloading and uploading, you can rely on MultCloud, a free online cloud transfer service that covers 30 + leading cloud storage services, like Google Drive, G Suite, Dropbox, OneDrive, MEGA, AmazonS3, Box and other popular cloud drives. With it, you can easily back up, or even sync Google Photos to Dropbox.

More importantly, MultCloud provides the following practical features:

(1) Cloud Transfer: transfer data between multiple cloud disks. Especially in the case of a large amount of data migration, MultCloud can combine this function and professional technical support to make your operation easier;
(2) Cloud Sync: synchronize files or folders in two or more cloud disks in real time. When data is lost due to some reasons, you can retrieve it by backing up the data on other cloud disks;
(3) Cloud Backup: not only helps you back up important files to other cloud drives, but also helps you manage files better. After the backup task is created, you can view all versions of the file in the task list, and even restore the file to the previous version;
(4) Remote Upload: download the file to the corresponding cloud disk by parsing the torrent file or magnet link. You can download classic movies, songs or other types of files through this method;
(5) Other useful functions: sharing, downloading, previewing, copying, pasting, renaming, etc., just like editing files in Windows.

With those features mentioned above, you can easily back up, or even sync Google Photos to Dropbox.

Before you do:

  • Make sure that both of your accounts are working properly.
  • Create a new account on the login page of MultCloud, and add Google Drive and Dropbox into MultCloud.

Once everything is ready, you can follow the steps below to complete the operations.

Step 1. Sign Up

Log in MultCloud with your account.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. Add Cloud Accounts

Add your Google Photos and Dropbox accounts to MultCloud by clicking on "Add Cloud" button. Click on "Google Photos" to add, and follow the guidance to add it to MultCloud. Follow the same way to add your Dropbox to MultCloud.

Add Google Photos
Add Google Photos

Step 3. Backup Google Photos to Dropbox with Cloud Backup

After two accounts added to MultCloud, tap on "Cloud Backup", select your Google Photos as the source, select your Dropbox as the destination, click on "Backup Now" and the process will start.

Backup Google Photos to Dropbox
Backup Google Photos to Dropbox


  • Open the "Options" interface, you can set email notification by clicking “Email”, regardless of the success or failure of the backup task, MultCloud will send you a notification email.
  • Under the "Schedule" option, you can set a schedule to back up Google Drive files to Dropbox, such as daily, weekly or monthly backup files.
  • If you want to view all backup versions of files, you can go to the "Task List" interface to view them.
File Restore and File Version Management in MultCloud
File Restore and File Version Management in MultCloud

In this way, you can get rid of the hassle to download individual photo folders out of Google Photos and upload to Dropbox.

Written in the End

With MultCloud, you can easily Backup Google Photos to Dropbox or vice versa and get rid of the hassle to download photos from your Google Photos account and then manually upload them to your Dropbox account.

What’s more, MultCloud also supports other features, such as “Cloud Sync”, “Remote Upload”, “Copy”, “Preview” and so on. Therefore, you can use these features to move files from Google Photos to other clouds, such as moving Google Photos to OneDrive, or do remote upload among cloud drives.

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