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Why Connect Google Drive and Dropbox?

Google Drive is a cloud file storage and synchronization service provided by Google on April 24, 2012 which enables people to store files in cloud storage, share files and do collaborative editing with each other. Other services that top the user base in cloud drive world are Dropbox and OneDrive.

Dropbox provides similar functions as Google Drive does but only offer 2 GB free storage to each user. As a contrast, Google Drive provides 15 GB free storage to every user. However, Dropbox has better security protection than Google Drive and it offers faster sync speed.

Connect Google Drive with Dropbox
Connect Google Drive with Dropbox

Therefore, if you store files both in Google Drive and Dropbox to use functions from different cloud drive or to distinguish personal data and business files, you’d better learn how to connect Google Drive with Dropbox in order to get efficient cloud file management. What’s more, learning how to link Google Drive and Dropbox can also help you share cloud files to Google Drive and Dropbox users more conveniently.

How to Connect Google Drive and Dropbox in 2 Easy Ways

Both Google Drive and Dropbox provides great desktop applications for you, but none of them has the ability to connect with each other. Luckily, we have tested out two top methods for you to integrate Google Drive and Dropbox without installing anything. 

The first method is based on a free third-party cloud file manager. The second method requires you to have a Google Account and open Google Takeout. And both of them are web-based tools. Now, you can look through the detailed instructions below to link Google Drive and Dropbox together. Below are some wonderful functions that you could use in MultCloud.

Method 1: Connect Google Drive to Dropbox by MultCloud

MultCloud, as its name shows, is an excellent multiple cloud storage manager available for more than 30 leading cloud storage services, including Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, MEGA, Amazon S3, etc. By adding cloud drive accounts to MultCloud, you can connect all the supported cloud accounts together and manage, transfer, sync, backup files from cloud to cloud in an easy-to-use interface.

  • Transfer, sync, and backup files between Google Drive and Dropbox by Cloud Transfer, Cloud Sync, and Cloud Backup.
  • Manage files in Google Drive and Dropbox by Upload, Download, Copy, Cut, Preview, Rename, and Remote Upload.
  • Share from Dropbox to Google Drive by Public Share, Private Share, and Source Share.
  • Collaborate with Google Drive and Dropbox users together by Sub-accounts Management.

Here we will use Cloud Sync function to integrate Google Drive and Dropbox.

Step 1. Sign up MultCloud for free. Or click “Try without signing up” and get a temp account to enter.
Step 2. Click “Add Cloud” and choose the icons of Google Drive and Dropbox to add these clouds to MultCloud respectively.

Add Google Drive and Dropbox to MultCloud
Add Google Drive and Dropbox to MultCloud

Tip: You can add as many cloud accounts as you have to MultCloud for free since MultCloud set no limit to the number of adding clouds.

Step 3. Click “Cloud Sync” in the left sidebar, add Google Drive or folder of Google Drive as the Source, then add Dropbox or folder of Dropbox as the destination.

Connect Google Drive and Dropbox in MultCloud
Connect Google Drive and Dropbox in MultCloud

Step 4. Choose a sync mode from the “Options” to complete Google Drive and Dropbox integration.

Choose Sync Modes in MultCloud
Choose Sync Modes in MultCloud

MultCloud provides 9 multifunctional sync modes for you to choose between.

  • For Free Users: Real-time Sync, Two-way Sync, Simple Sync under One-way Sync.
  • For Upgraded Users: 4 modes listed above and 6 advanced sync modes under one-way Normal Sync, including Move Sync, Cumulative Sync, Mirror Sync, Incremental Sync, Full Backup Sync, and Update Sync.

Step 5: Click “Sync Now” and MultCloud will sync Google Drive with Dropbox immediately.

Tips:

  • To be informed in time when the sync task is done, you can let MultCloud send an email notification to you.
  • You are able to close the website or your device once the sync task starts. Because MultCloud can perform the task in background.
  • If you want to continuously connect Google Drive to Dropbox, just set daily, weekly, or monthly “Schedule” before starting the task.
  • You can set “Filter” to ignore or only sync files with certain extensions.

Method 2: Connect Google Drive and Dropbox by Google Takeout

The second function will use a web tool officially provided by Google Drive. Apart from using MultCloud to link Google Drive with Dropbox which offers you some flexible choices, Google Takeout is suitable for you if you only want to integrate Google Drive to Dropbox once or bimonthly. 

Step 1. Sign in Google Takeout with your Google Account.
Step 2. Click “Deselect all” and tick the box beside “Drive”. You can click “All Drive data included” to select a folder in Google Drive to connect to Dropbox.

Choose Google Drive to Connect to Dropbox in Google Takeout
Choose Google Drive to Connect to Dropbox in Google Takeout

Step 3. Move to the bottom of the interface and click “Next step”.
Step 4. Choose “Add to Dropbox” in the dropdown menu of “Delivery method”.
Step 5. Choose the frequency you need and click “Link accounts and create export”.

Choose Dropbox to Connect with Google Drive in Google Takeout
Choose Dropbox to Connect with Google Drive in Google Takeout

Step 6. Sign in Dropbox in the pop-up to link Google Drive with Dropbox. Then you can find the folder of Google Drive in your Dropbox account.

Conclusion

You can choose one of these two different methods to connect Google Drive and Dropbox according to your demand. Besides, you can use the first method to connect other cloud drive accounts together as well. 

If you intend to not only connect Google Drive to Dropbox but also transfer files between Dropbox and Google Drive, MultCloud offers “Cloud Transfer”, “Copy to”, and a Chrome extension app for you to transfer without any concern.

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