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[Easiest] How to Move Files from Google Drive to OneDrive?

This article will introduce you four free ways to migrate Google Drive to OneDrive. Read it and find the one that suits you most.

Author Cherry

Posted by @Cherry

Mar. 10, 2020 | 4 mins read

Why Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive?

Nowadays, more and more users are trying to store their data on cloud storage drives. Many cloud storage drives provide a certain storage volume for free, and because of this, a lot of users sign up for many accounts or using more than one cloud drives for more free storage volume.

There are a lot of users using both Google Drive and OneDrive. When you register on Google Drive or OneDrive, you will get 15 GB or 5 GB free storage volume. While using those two cloud drives, you may want to copy Google Drive to OneDrive for easy management or other reasons, including docs, sheets, photos, videos, etc. data. But, there comes one question on how to transfer from Google Drive to OneDrive?

Luckily, there are total 4 free and easy to operate solutions in this article, three of which are common ways, and the last one is a new way which is very polular because it can save you a lot of time.

Files transfer from Google Drive to OneDrive

Common Ways: How to Move Files from Google Drive to OneDrive?

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.

Download Upload
Download from Google Drive to OneDrive

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 you share target files one by one or in one time through a folder, you have to go “Shared with me” folder and copy target files out to another folder. Then, rename target files one by one to permanently possess them.

Method 3. Archive whole Google Drive to OneDrive

If your account is a G Suite account for education, you can directly archive all files in your GDrive to OneDrive.

Step 1. Sign in your Google account and enter https://takeout.google.com/u/3/settings/takeout.
Step 2. In “Download your data” screen, under select your data to include, make sure “Drive” is enabled. Then, click “NEXT”.

Enable Drive
Download Google Data - Enable Drive

Step 3. Under “Delivery method”, select “Add to OneDrive”.

Add to OneDrive
Download Google Data - Add to OneDrive

Step 4. Click “LINK ACCOUNT AND CREATE ARCHIVE” to connect your OneDrive account and export all Google Drive data to OneDrive.

Note: However, all ways above are a little bit complex and may take a lot of time if the file size is very large and the network is not in good condition.

New Way: How to Move Files from Google Drive to OneDrive with MultCloud?

Fortunately, there is a FREE oneline cloud transfer manager tool, MultCloud, which can not only help sync Google Drive with OneDrive directly without downloading and uploading but also can manage multiple cloud drive accounts from one platfrom for transferring files across clouds.

Put Mutiple Cloud Drives into One

It supports Google Drive, G Suite, OneDrive, OneDrive For Business, Dropbox, Dropbox Business, Box, Amazon S3, SugarSync, Alfresco, hubiC, Evernote, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, HiDrive, MySQL, Flickr, MediaFire, ownCloud, ADrive, Baidu, MEGA, WebDAV, pCloud, Egnyte, Backblaze and FTP/SFTP. With MultCloud, you can easily manage multiple cloud drives, copy, migrate and transfer data flexibly.

To mirror Google Drive to OneDrive, you can follow the steps below:

Step 1. Create an account for getting a right to use MultCloud. If you do not want to create one account, it would be better if you click "Experience without signing up".

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. Add your Google Drive and OneDrive to your MultCloud by clicking "Add Cloud Drives". Select them and follow the prompt to add them into MultCloud account one by one.

Add OneDrive to Google Drive
Add OneDrive to Google Drive

Step 3. To copy from Google Drive to OneDrive, here you should go to "Cloud Transfer" tab, specify source and destination cloud respectively as Google Drive and OneDrive. Then, click “Transfer Now” button and wait for the process to complete.

Transfer Files from Google Drive to OneDrive
Transfer Files from Google Drive to OneDrive

Finally, all your files will be transferred successfully.


  • If you do not want to transfer whole Google Drive to OneDrive, you can select folders you want to transfer under Google Drive as the source.
  • For “Cloud Transfer” feature, it supports transferring folder only. If you want to transfer several files separately, please use “Copy” and “Paste” feature through “Cloud Explorer”.
  • MultCloud is free to use. But if you want to test the super-fast transfer speed, you could upgrade your account to premium account so MultCloud uses 10 threads to move your files.


Following any solution from above methods, it can help you move files from Google Drive to OneDrive. However, if your data size is a little bit large and your Inetnet connection is not good, then you may need to use the new way with MultCloud to achieve your demand.

Besides, MultCloud can do other things for managing your cloud drives. If you want to sync Google Photos with OneDrive, you can use "Cloud Sync" utility and if you want to move files from one Google Drive to another, you can use "Cloud Explorer" feature. It is worth to use if you have multiple cloud drives.

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Multcloud Key Features

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  • Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.