Why Move Files from Google Drive to OneDrive?
Nowadays, more and more users are trying to store their data on cloud storage drives. Many cloud storage drives provide certain storage space for free, and because of this, a lot of users sign up for many accounts or use more than one cloud drive for more free storage space.
There are a lot of users using both Google Drive and OneDrive. When you register one Google Drive or OneDrive account, you will get 15 GB or 5 GB of free storage space. While using those two cloud drives, you may want to transfer files from Google Drive to OneDrive for cloud data backup or to separate work data from personal data, including docs, sheets, photos, videos, etc. Now, there comes one question on how to migrate Google Drive to OneDrive?
Luckily, here we will share you with a top way to transfer files from Google Drive to OneDrive without downloading files to local disk from Google Drive, and then re-uploading to the OneDrive.
Move Files from Google Drive to OneDrive without Downloading
To avoid the downloading and re-uploading process, you can make use of the FREE online cloud file transfer manager tool, MultCloud. Its "Cloud Transfer" allows users to directly transfer everything required from Google Drive to OneDrive, rather than downloading them to local drive from Google Drive, and then re-uploading to OneDrive from the local one.
As a versatile multiple cloud manager,it supports many popular cloud services such as Google Drive, G Suite, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Dropbox, Dropbox Business, Box, SharePoint, Amazon S3, SugarSync, hubiC, Evernote, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, HiDrive, MySQL, Flickr, MediaFire, ownCloud, ADrive, Baidu, MEGA, WebDAV, pCloud, Egnyte and FTP/SFTP. So you can easily make file transfer among those cloud drives.
- Migrate cloud data such as photos, music, documents from one drive to another without downloading.
- Backup precious music, photos, videos from one could drive to another to keep files safe flexibly.
- Sync data from one cloud drive to another via 10 sync modes including schedule and real time sync.
To move Google Drive to OneDrive, you could follow the steps below:
Step 1. Create one account for getting the right to use MultCloud.
Step 2. Add your Google Drive and OneDrive to MultCloud by clicking "Add Cloud". Select them and follow the prompt to add them to MultCloud account one by one.
Step 3. To copy Google Drive to OneDrive, here you should go to the "Cloud Transfer" tab, specify source and destination cloud respectively as Google Drive and OneDrive. Then, click the “Transfer Now” button and wait for the process to complete.
Finally, all your files will be transferred successfully.
- You could enable "Delete all source files after transfer is complete." under "Options", MultCloud will delete all your files saved in Google Drive automatically after the transfer is complete.
- If you do not want to transfer the whole Google Drive to OneDrive, you can select folders you want to transfer under Google Drive as the source.
- For “Cloud Transfer” feature, is more suitable for transferring folders or whole cloud drives. If you want to transfer several files separately, please use the "Copy to" and "Paste" features.
- MultCloud is free to use. But if you want to test the super-fast transfer speed, you could upgrade your account to a premium account, and MultCloud will use 10 threads to move your files.
How to automatically Sync Google Drive to One Drive?
Apart from transfer Google Drive to OneDrive via the "Cloud Transfer", you can also sync Google Drive with OneDrive directly. That's to say, you are able to sync all files or files in a certain folder from Google Drivet with OneDrive efficiently. Besides, its “RealTime Sync‘ and "Two Way Sync" combination can make the synced content are always the same since the added, modified and deleted files in the source directory or the target directory will be replicated to each side in real time.
Other Basic Ways to Move Files from Google Drive to OneDrive
The methods provided by MultCloud should be most efficient. If you don't want to finish the transfer between Google Drive to OneDrive with the help of some third-party tool, the following traditional methods may satisfy you well. Take a look now.
Method 1. Download and Upload
The traditional way is to download files from Google Drive to your local hard drive, then, upload them to OneDrive.
When using this method, you should consider the following points:
- Transmission speed: The transmission speed of the whole process depends on your network connection, and the size of the file will also affect the transmission speed;
- The process cannot be interrupted: uploading and downloading are carried out on a computer or mobile device, there is no option of an automatic transmission, only pure manual operations;
- Easy to misuse: In the process of moving, people will inevitably make mistakes, which will only delay the entire process.
Method 2. Share Certain Files to OneDrive Account
The “Share” feature of cloud drives enables you to share files from Google Drive to OneDrive. No matter whether you share target files one by one or at one time through a folder, you have to go “Shared with me” folder and copy the target file out to another folder. Then, rename target files one by one to permanently possess them.
Although this method is faster than the first one, it also has some downsides:
- Sharing operations can only be done one by one, not all files can be selected for sharing. Unless you put the files to be transferred in one folder;
- To gain control of files, you must copy files shared by others to another folder, so that you have read and write permissions.
Method 3. Archive Whole Google Drive to OneDrive
If your account is a Google Drive account for education, you can directly archive all files in your Google Drive to OneDrive.
Step 1. Sign in your Google Drive account and enter https://takeout.google.com/u/3/settings/takeout.
Step 2. In the “Download your data” screen, under select your data to include, make sure “Drive” is enabled. Then, click “NEXT”.
Step 3. Under “Delivery method”, select “Add to OneDrive”.
Step 4. Click “Link account and create export” to connect your OneDrive account and export all Google Drive data to OneDrive.
- Once the files are uploaded to OneDrive, Google Drive is no longer responsible for the files and the content in the export is covered by the provider's terms.
- Google Takeout does not transfer files and folders shared with you. To copy shared documents, manually select and download them from the "Shared with me" folder in Google Drive. Then upload them to OneDrive.
- The migration process may take several days, depending on the size of the export. By default, accounts with more data (10+ GB) will be split into multiple archives.
- Google Takeout will export one or more archives instead of individual files and folders. To use your documents in OneDrive, you first need to unzip and reorganize them.
Method 4. Move Files from Google Drive to OneDrive with Desktop Apps
If you mainly store other types of documents (such as interesting images, melodious music, meaningful video files and PDFs, and so on.), you can try this option.
Here is how to migrate Google Drive to OneDrive using the apps:
Step 1. Install Google Drive and OneDrive desktop applications. (If you are a Windows 10 user, the OneDrive application is built into your computer.)
Step 2. Log in to your Google Drive and OneDrive accounts respectively.
Step 3. Drag files and folders from Google Drive, and drop them to OneDrive (or use the copy & paste way).
Like all other manual methods, this method is not perfect for the following reasons:
- File type restriction: Because the Google Drive app does not save these files to your hard drive. When such files are migrated to OneDrive, they will only be displayed in OneDrive in the form of links.
- File upload limit: The desktop application of the cloud drive is not optimized for handling a large number of files. If you have an account with more than 10 GB and/or more than 10,000 files, the process may not be completed.
- Taking a long time: Drive sync may take a while (it may take a week or more) because the application's file transfer process is to download documents from one account and upload them to another using your hard drive and broadband connection.
- Needing a stable network: You need to have stable Internet access and always keep your computer on during the copy process. This process may slow down the working speed of the machine and increase power consumption.
Following any solution above, it can help move files from Google Drive to OneDrive. However, if your data size is a little bit large and your Internet connection is not good, the MultCloud can be a nice choice.
Besides, MultCloud can do a lot for managing your cloud drives in addition to "Cloud Transfer" and "Cloud Sync". For example, if you are an administrator of some bussiness cloud, you can also transfer multiple accounts from one cloud platform to another, like transfering files from Google Drive to OneDrive for business through the "Team Transfer".