Why Need to Move Files from One Google Drive to Another?
Sometimes, Google Drive users need to transfer files from one account to another for one or more of the following reasons.
- They plant to replace the old account with a new one.
- They have much more free storage space on the other Google Drive.
- They want to make a backup of important files on this drive and store the copy on the other drive.
- To make better management of cloud files, users need to move certain kind of files into one cloud account, such as files of a project.
- Some people want to send files to their family members, friends or colleagues not just to share these files with them.
The above are some common needs and there are still many other kinds of specific reasons. No matter what the reason is, in a word, they require to copy files from one Google Drive to another.
How to Copy from One Google Drive to Another?
Based on the needs above, one common way that most users will think about is to first of all sign in the source account, download target files from cloud storage to local storage, then sign in the target account and upload these files from local device to destination cloud drive.
Or, if they are using Google Backup and Sync, they can find target files directly on their local machine if they have chosen to sync these files automatically from cloud to local. If they have not chosen to sync these files, they can temporarily select to sync them. When the sync finishes, they can unselect them. Anyhow, finally, they can find target files on local. Then, just set these files as source for backing up to target Google Drive account under the help of Backup and Sync.
Tip: If you do not want to keep backing up these files from local to destination Google Drive account all the time, just sign out the account on Backup and Sync after the one-time backup task.
Is there an easier way for migrating Google drive from one account to another? Luckily, there is. You can directly clone from one google drive to another with the help of a third party FREE online service called MultCloud. There are generally three ways in MultCloud which enables you to migrate files from one Google Drive to another as displayed below. No matter which way you are going to adopt, you have to
1. Create an account of MultCloud without any charge.
2. Add both of your Google accounts to your MultCloud account after you successfully created it. In Cloud Explorer tab, click Add Cloud Drives option and select Google Drive in the list. Then, just follow the guidance to finish this task. Then, add your second Google Drive to MultCloud in the same steps.
File Copy from One Google Drive to Another
In Cloud Explorer tab, choose the source Google Drive. In the files list, check all the target files, right-click on these files and select “Copy to”.
In the pop-up window, choose destination Google Drive and click Transfer.
Tip: If you want to copy these files to more than one target clouds, just tick “Multi-selection” on the bottom and then choose your destinations.
Sync between Two Google Drive Cloud Accounts
How to move documents from one google drive to another? You can sync files from source account to destination account. In Cloud Sync tab, just set up the source folder/directory and destination and you can Sync Now.
Tip: You can specify through which way to sync the files from source Google Drive to Destination one, one-way sync or two-way sync? If you choose one way sync, there are further options for your choice, simple sync, mirror sync, move sync, full backup sync etc.
Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another
Similarly, you can transfer files from one account to another in Cloud Transfer tab.
Tips for Cloud Sync and Cloud Transfer:
- You can order email notification when the file movement finishes in “Options”.
- Exclude/include certain files from being copying in “Options”.
- Set a schedule to automatically transfer/sync files from one Google Drive to another in the future.
What Else about Migrate Google Drive from One Account to Another?
If you want to delete source files in source Google Drive after migration:
- For Copy to, tick “Move” on the bottom left;
- In Cloud Sync, choose “One-way Sync > Move Sync” in general options;
- In Cloud Transfer, tick “Delete all source files after transfer is complete” in general options.
Besides copy from one Google Drive to another, you can also rely on MultCloud to move files from Google Drive to Dropbox, OneDrive, Amazon, etc. and vice versa. And you can also do sync tasks in MultCloud.
Also, in MultCloud platform, you can manage you Google Drive like you are in your Google Drive. You can open a file, create a new folder, delete a file, upload a file from local storage by drag & drop or upload remote files hrough URL links, copy/cut & paste files, share a file, etc. And MultCloud has an extension for Chrome brwoser, more interesting things plesae find by yourself.
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