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How to Have 2 Google Drive Accounts on 1 Computer Simultaneously?

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Dec. 10, 2019 | 3 mins read

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Summary:


It's possible to have 2 Google Drive accounts on 1 computer at the same time with the help of a free cloud to cloud transfer tool, MultCloud. Besides, you will find a best way to help you move files from one Google Drive to another without downloading and uploading.


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Can I have 2 Google Drive Accounts on One Computer?

Google Drive provides 15 GB free cloud storage that allows users to store, edit and share files. To make things more convenient, many of us prefer to install Google Drive desktop application on the computer to sync files. For different purposes, many users may have registered 2 Google Drive accounts.

However, with the Google Drive desktop app, you can only connect one account at a time. To switch Google Drive accounts, you have to disconnect one account first and then connect another. Every time switch your Google Drive account, you need to create a new Google Drive folder, which is cumbersome. Fortunately, you can simply use a Free cloud to cloud file transfer tool, MultCloud, to help you connect 2 google drive accounts on 1 computer because it can manage multiple cloud services, thus you can manage files across different accounts or different cloud drives freely.

How to Add 2 Google Drive Accounts on 1 Computer with MultCloud?

When you link two Google Drive accounts on one computer via MultCloud, MultCloud won't save any passwords of your accounts because the operation happens directly between your accounts and Google server. Now, follow below steps to add your two Google Drive accounts to MultCloud so you will have two Google accounts on one computer.

Step 1. Create one MultCloud account. Or you could click "Experience without signing up" to get one temp account to have a try.


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Step 2. Click "Add Clouds" button and click "Google Drive" from the supported clouds list.


Add Google Drive
Add Google Drive

Step 3. Click "Next" button and click "Add Google Drive Account".


Add Google Drive Account
Add Google Drive Account

Step 4. Select the account that you want to add to MultCloud and confirm that you allow MultCloud to access your Google Account.


Confirm Adding Google Account to MultCloud
Confirm Adding Google Account to MultCloud

Step 5. After that, you will find it's added to MultCloud.


Manage Google Drive Account
Manage Google Drive Account

Step 6. Follow the same process to add your second account to MultCloud.

Note: MultCloud does not have any limit to add several same cloud brand accounts. If you want to manage multiple google drive accounts, you could add them to MultCloud one by one.

You can see it's very easy to manage 2 Google Drive accounts on 1 computer at the same time with the help of MultCloud. In addition to "Manage" feature, you can also move files between Google Drive accounts without downloading and uploading. Let's see how it works.

How to Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another?

With MultCloud, you can login 2 google drive accounts on 1 device. When you log into MultCloud, you can easily move files between these two Google Drives accounts with "Cloud Transfer".

Click "Cloud Transfer", select folders you want to transfer under your first Google Drive account as the source, select directory under the second Google Drive account as the destination. Click "Transfer Now" and wait for the process to complete.


Transfer One Google Drive to Another
Transfer One Google Drive to Another

Notes:

  • If you want to transfer entire Google Drive to another account, you could select whole Google Drive as the source when creating the transfer task.
  • As long as the task starts, you can close the page and even shut down your PC because MultCloud can run your task at the background.

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