We all know that Dropbox and OneDrive are two cloud services commonly used in our lives, but because of the fierce competition in the cloud service market, we have gradually realized the advantages and disadvantages of each. While, one thing we can't deny is that with OneDrive providing more free cloud space (5 GB) than Dropbox (2 GB), and Office 365 offering 1 TB of storage for each user to back up files and photos in OneDrive, OneDrive potentially shows much better value. Therefore, you may want to switch between these two cloud drives.

After years of file accumulation, you may have stored a large number of files in Dropbox, and now you need to transfer these files to OneDrive, are you anxiously looking for a Dropbox to OneDrive migration tool? Actually, there are many ways to solve this problem. Next I will show you a traditional method that is widely used by users, hoping to help you complete the file transfer between Dropbox and OneDrive.

Dropbox to OneDrive Migration
Dropbox to OneDrive Migration

Method 1. The Old & Slow & Manual Way

Step 1. Log in to your Dropbox account;
Step 2. Put your mouse on the file, click the three-dot symbol, and then click the "Download" button to download the file to your computer;

Download from Dropbox
Download from Dropbox

Step 3. Sign in to your OneDrive account;
Step 4. Click the "Upload" button to upload the file you just downloaded to your computer to your OneDrive account again, and wait patiently for the process to complete.

Upload to OneDrive
Upload to OneDrive

Note: If you don’t have many files to transfer and your computer network is in good condition, you can consider using this method to download all the files of Dropbox to your computer and upload them to OneDrive. Because the number of files and the speed of the network will affect the transfer process. Although it seems that there are only two simple steps to download and upload, it takes much time and effort to complete. Especially if you need to transfer files between Dropbox and OneDrive frequently, this method is not particularly suitable for you, because it will absolutely give you troublesome and boring transfer experience.

This may also be a trouble for most cloud drive users, is also why we need a simple and straightforward Dropbox to OneDrive migration tool. You might consider again that the simple and fast way will definitely need you to pay for it? Absolutely not. I have such a method to transfer files from Dropbox to OneDrive without requiring you to spend money. Please continue to read the following sections.

Method 2. The Popular & Fast & Effortless Way

This tool is a web-based software and it is also a multiple cloud manager - MultCloud. It can organize multiple unconnected cloud drives (such as Google Drive, G Suite, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Dropbox, Dropbox Business, Box, Amazon S3 and more) in the same place to establish connections between these cloud drives. It is convenient for you to manage cloud files, move files between cloud storage and sync cloud drive at any time.

MultCloud can help you to download, upload, copy, paste, delete, rename, and share files without having to log in to each cloud account again and again. With it, you can migrate all your Dropbox files to OneDrive in 3 easy steps without constant downloads and uploads, which is undoubtedly a great way to move files between Dropbox and OneDrive. Besides, because MultCloud can run all tasks in the background, so when the transfer task starts, you can immediately close the page or even shut down the PC, and no longer have to worry about network problems.

Want to know if this method is really simple and fast? Let's check its operation steps:

Step 1. Create an account to get started, or you can click “Try without signing up”.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. Then you will see the main interface where you can organize all your cloud drives. Click "Add Cloud" button to add your Dropbox and OneDrive accounts to MultCloud.

Add Dropbox
Add Dropbox

Step 3. Now click the "Cloud Transfer" button and select Dropbox as source cloud and OneDrive as the destination cloud if you would like to transfer from Dropbox to OneDrive. Finally hit "Transfer Now", next you will find that all your files in Dropbox have been successfully transferred to OneDrive once the “transfer” is processed.

Transfer Dropbox to OneDrive
Migrate Data from Dropbox to OneDrive


The above is a complete onboarding guide for transferring files from Dropbox to OneDrive. Hope you find the method that works best for you to achieve migration between Dropbox to OneDrive through this article. But if you are still looking for an easier and a more direct approach to move files from Dropbox to OneDrive, MultCloud is definitely the most powerful and useful Dropbox to OneDrive migration tool you need try. It turns our complicated and troublesome cloud drive management, transfer and synch issues into fast, easy and successful things. Here is another guide of how to sync from Dropbox to Google Drive, I hope it can help you a lot as well.

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