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Full Guide of Google Drive to Box Migration

This article describes two specific ways to move files from Google Drive to Box, and you can complete each step in the order listed.

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Dec 30, 2019 | 4 mins read

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Our lives seem to be related to Google: we often do Internet searches on Google, we also use Gmail to connect with our friends, we also do work in Google Docs, and we even rely heavily on Google Drive. Thankfully, Google Drive provides us with 15GB of free storage space to store our precious and important photos, files and documents in our lives. However, after years of data accumulation, this free limited space was quickly swallowed up.

What if your Google account runs out of space? You might say: just change a cloud drive. Yes, in the era that cloud services are widely being used, almost everyone are using multiple cloud drives at the same time. Among them, Box, a popular cloud storage platform launched in 2005, is no stranger to everyone. If you have a Google Cloud Drive and a Box account, you can easily switch files to Box from Google Drive. Unfortunately, Google has not yet offered us with a simple way to transfer files from Google Drive to Box. Don’t worry, next I will show you a comprehensive guide of two different methods to achieve Google Drive to Box migration.

Migration between Google Drive and Box
Migration between Google Drive and Box

Option 1. A Method that May Be Simple or Complicated for You

Step 1. Sign in to your Google Drive account;
Step 2. Select the file you want to transfer and download it to your computer under "My Drive" section;

Download Files from Google Drive
Download Files from Google Drive

Step 3. Log in to your Box account. In the top-right corner of the Box window, click “Upload” button;

Upload Under Box
Upload Under Box

Step 4. Then Box will open a file finder. Select the files you just downloaded from Google Drive and upload them to Box. Please wait patiently for the upload process to end.

This method is a method that most of us often think of and use. This method looks so simple, but if you have many files to transfer and the computer network is not good, you will find how troublesome this method is. Because the number of files and the speed of the network will affect the transfer process. Although it seems to be only a few simple steps and it only requires downloading and uploading, it takes a lot of time and effort. Especially if you need to transfer files between Google Drive and Box frequently, this method is obviously not suitable for you, because it will definitely make your Google Drive to Box migration a boring and complicated thing.

I guess, the readers who are reading this article are definitely familiar with this method, but this method does not satisfy you. This is why you are still reading this article to find a simpler and more direct method than this one. However, some methods are simple but require you to pay for it. Is there a way to transfer files from Google Drive to Box without spending a penny? Read on to get this approach.

Option 2. A Free Method that Must Be Simple for You

There really is such a simple and convenient way without spending money, it is a powerful multiple cloud storage manager - MultCloud. Only one login is required to organize multiple cloud drives in the same place, whether it is Google Drive, G Suite, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Dropbox, Dropbox Business, Box, Amazon S3 or other popular cloud services. It can not only connect you with your various cloud drives, making it easy for you to manage cloud files at any time: download, upload, copy, paste, delete, rename and share files, etc., but also build bridges between your different cloud services, allowing you to move and sync files between them.

To achieve Google Drive to Box migration, it only takes 3 simple steps with MultCloud:

Step 1. You need to create an account of MultCloud, or you can click “Experience without signing”.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. You will then see the “Add Clouds” button on home screen. Click "Add Clouds" button. On this screen, you can add the Google Drive and Box accounts to MultCloud from the list of cloud services.

Add Google Drive and Box
Add Google Drive and Box

Step 3. Click the "Cloud Transfer" to start the migration between two cloud accounts, and select Google Drive as the source cloud and Box as the destination cloud. After you click on “Transfer Now”, you will see all your files in Google Drive have been successfully moved to Box.

Move Files from Google Drive to Box
Move Files from Google Drive to Box

The Bottom Line

To achieve the migration from Google Drive to Box, both of the above methods can help you to complete. If the first method does not satisfy you, you can try the second method. MultCloud is definitely the most powerful and useful Google Drive to Box migration tool. It is simple, straightforward, secure, reliable, and totally free, these are the reasons why you can try MultCloud. In addition to transferring files with MultCloud, if you are interested in how to manage multiple Google Drive accounts and how to sync OneDrive with Box, you can check it out here.

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