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How to Backup Google Photos to Dropbox with Ease?

This article focus on how to backup Google Photos to Dropbox in two different methods. The second one is much easier and convenient. Keep reading!


Posted by @Emily

Oct 24, 2018 | 3 mins read



Senior editor at MultlCoud who are especially good at cloud backup and restore.

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Scenario 1: “I have created a Dropbox account, and now that I have signed in, so how can I best go about moving Google photos to Dropbox?”

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

Scenario 3: “I have 2 folders with 2000 photos in each in Google Photos, now I want to move them to a Dropbox account because many friends recommend it, 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 backup Google Photos to Dropbox for better data security.

How to back up 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.

A. Traditional method

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.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. Want to make it much easier? Go for the next solution!

B. Advanced method

Besides downloading and then uploading, you can rely on MultCloud, which offers cloud file transfer for free among different Clouds service, 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.

Before you do:

1. Sync Google Photo to Google Drive to make sure you can find it under "My drive" in Google Drive.
2. Create a new account or experience without signing up in 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 operation.

Step 1: Install the extension of MultCloud in Google Chrome browser. Then you will see an added option TRANSFER to CLOUD when you visit Google Drive.

MultCloud Chrome Extension
MultCloud Chrome Extension App

Step 2: Clicking "TRANSFER to CLOUD", then you will enter the MultCloud page. Tick the second choice and click OK.


Step 3: Choose the Google Drive as the source drive, and Dropbox as the destination drive. Then click OK->Run Now to start transferring photos between them. Moreover, it allows you to select the specified folder.

Choose Folder
Choose Folder

Tips: If you want to automatically sync the Google Drive to Dropbox even when the power is off, you can realize it through the Schedule task.

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

Extra features about MultCloud

In addition to backing up Google Photos to Dropbox, the MultCloud also comes with many other incredible features. For example, it allows you to merge two Dropbox accounts, then sync files among the accounts. Same apply to other drives.

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