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User Case: How Do I Move Files from Dropbox to Google Drive without Downloading?

   
   
   
       

How do I export entire Dropbox? I want to move all the files in Dropbox to Google Drive, I tried the download and upload method at first, but the whole process is too slow, and then I just give up. Is there any way to transfer directly without downloading?

       

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Why Need to Migrate Dropbox to Google Drive?

Nowadays, the cloud-end has become a place for many people to store files and data, so people have become accustomed to using multiple cloud drives, Dropbox and Google Drive, for example, to store and share their files. 

Cloud to Cloud Transfer
Cloud to Cloud Transfer

Some people sync files that take up a lot of memory on their mobile phones and computers to Dropbox to free up memory and speed up the operation of phones and computers. Some people choose to share their electronic book files on Google Drive, which will help others to obtain the corresponding files on the cloud drive.

No matter what your situation is, when using multiple cloud drives to save and share files, you will unavoidably encounter the following thorny problems:

  • The current cloud storage account fails, and the files are difficult to restore.
  • Due to work needs, when large files are required to be subjected to the cloud-to-cloud transfer, the download & upload speed could affect work efficiency.
  • The storage space of the current cloud storage account is not enough, and you want to transfer some important files to other cloud drives.

Of course, the issue that many people are most concerned about is transferring files from one cloud to another. On many forums, the cloud drive users will ask related questions: “How do I move Dropbox to Google Drive?” Next, this post will introduce related methods in detail, let’s get to the crux!

How to Export Dropbox to Google Drive in 2 Ways

When you want to move files from Dropbox to Google Drive, the first method that comes to mind may be to download and upload. Next, this post will not only provide the detailed steps of the above method but also provide you with a super simple method. If you are interested, continue to look down.

Solution 1. Export Entire Dropbox to Google Drive Automatically

If you want to move files faster and more conveniently between cloud drives, here, it is necessary to mention a very popular multiple cloud storage manager --- MultCloud. It supports more than 30 cloud drives commonly used, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Google Workspace, MEGA, Amazon S3, Box, and so on.

MultCloud
MultCloud

In addition, MultCloud can achieve cloud to cloud migration between cloud drives with Cloud Transfer, Team Transfer, Cloud Sync, and Cloud Backup functions. During the transfer process, the data of the file itself will not be damaged and the security of the data can well be protected and not be leaked.

Of course, there may be many products similar to MultCloud on the market. However, these similar products require users to download the installation package and install them locally. MultCloud only needs to register an account online to use related functions. 

Then, if you want to transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive, it's much simpler for you to complete the operation with MultCloud using the following 3 steps.

Step 1. Sign Up. Visit the MultCloud home page and create an account using your email.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Note: You can also authorize login directly through your Facebook or Google account.

Step 2. Add Google Drive and Dropbox to MultCloud. After signing in, click the “Add Cloud” to select Google Drive to add, add Dropbox with your account in the same way, and then go to the next step.

Add Google Drive and Dropbox
Add Google Drive and Dropbox

Note: From the left panel of the "Add Cloud" interface, you can check whether the cloud drive has been added successfully.

Step 3. Transfer Dropbox to Google Drive. Click “Cloud Transfer” to select Dropbox to choose the file you want to transfer and select Google Drive to choose the target directory. Then, click the “Transfer Now” icon to complete the file transfer.

Transfer from Dropbox to Google Drive
Transfer from Dropbox to Google Drive

Notes:

  • In the "Options" interface, you can choose the ways of cloud transfer by checking the functions below "Transfer", "Email" and "Filter". 
  • If you want to automatically migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive regularly, you can enable "Schedule" and MultCloud can run your tasks as scheduled.
  • If so many folders need to be transferred, you can close the page at the beginning of the task so as not to prevent you from handling other important things, because MultCloud can run the task in the background.

What’s more, once you settled a transfer task, you can check whether the transfer task is successful from Task List, you can also commit it or re-edit, delete, view logs, etc.

Task List
Task List

Solution 2. Export Dropbox to Google Drive Manually

For many people who are keen on the original method of uploading and downloading, the content of the next introduction may be part of your interest.

Step 1. Sign in to your Dropbox account
Step 2. Click “All Files”, choose the files you want to transfer, and click the "Download" button to download the files to the local end.

Download from Dropbox
Download from Dropbox

Step 3. Sign in Google Drive account.
Step 4. Click the "Upload files" or "Upload folder" button, select the files or folders you just downloaded to your local end, and execute the upload process to complete the whole task.

Upload to Google Drive
Upload to Google Drive

It is worth mentioning that the above method may waste a lot of your time, and during the upload and download process, you will inevitably have wrong operations, and the bad network speed or other reasons will cause download and upload failures as well. In any case, you can comprehensively consider your situation and choose the method you need most.

Conclusion

Following the above two methods, you can export Dropbox to Google Drive using the step-by-step guide. Of course, if you choose the former, cloud-to-cloud file transfer will become very simple. With just one login, you can transfer files from one cloud to another and flexibly manage multiple cloud storage accounts.

If you no longer use your Google Drive account and choose OneDrive, you can also add your OneDrive account through the "Add Cloud" function. And, when you encounter a situation where you want to transfer files and your computer is not around, you can log in MultCloud on the mobile phone with a browser to transfer Dropbox to OneDrive.

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