“I have one personal Google Drive account and one university OneDrive for Business account. For better managing all documents, pictures, movies and other stuff in one place, I want to move all data from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business. Is there any way that can achieve it directly?”
I saw this question in one forum, however, this problem is typical. With the growing number of cloud services that offer various features appeal to users, users have many choices to store files in different cloud storage tools.
But, there comes a question on how to migrate data from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business migration. Luckily, in the following part, you will learn two free ways to help transfer Google Drive to OneDrive for Business. One is the manual way, Download and Upload and another way is using MultCloud, a free cloud to cloud migration tool.
Manual Way: Download and Upload
Step 1. Log in your Google Drive account.
Step 2. Select files and folders you want to move to OneDrive for Business.
Step 3. Click “Download” button to download them to your local hard drive.
Step 4. Log in your OneDrive for Business account.
Step 5. Click “Upload” button, select files downloaded on your PC to upload and wait for the process to complete.
Note: After downloading folders to your local PC, the folders will be converted into filename.zip. Before uploading them to your OneDrive for Business account, you may need to decrypt them first.
If your data is not very large, you can use this way to move files from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business. But if the data is very large, using download and upload method may take much time to complete depending on the size of the data and bandwidth.
So, here we will introduce one popular way, MultCloud, a FREE web-based cloud to cloud file transfer manager to help move Google Drive to OneDrive for Business without using downloading and uploading way.
Popular Way: Transfer from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business with MultCloud
MultCloud is a professional cloud manager based on the web page that can not only help manage all cloud drives in one place without installing any desktop app on the PC but also can transfer files between cloud drives directly without using downloading and uploading way. It has the following advantages:
- Easy to use. It has a clean and clear interface that’s easy to operate.
- Fast transfer speed. It offers 10 threads to transfer files at once, which will save users a lot of time if there are lots of data that need to be moved.
- Free to use. It offers free data traffic to users to help transfer files across cloud drives.
- Manage multiple cloud drives in one place. Users are allowed to add multiple cloud drives to MultCloud so they can manage multiple cloud drives from one place within one account.
Follow the steps below to transfer Google Drive files to OneDrive for Business.
Step 1. Create one MultCloud account or you could click “Experience without signing up” so you can get one temp account to have a try.
Step 2. Add your Google Drive and OneDrive for Business account to MultCloud.
Note: If you fail to add OneDrive for Business account to MultCloud, log in its official website first, then go back to MultCloud to add it.
Step 3. Create one “Cloud Transfer” task to migrate from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business. Choose Google Drive as the source, choose OneDrive for Business as the destination, click "Transfer Now" and wait for the migration process to complete.
- If you do not want to transfer all Google Drive to OneDrive for Business, when creating the task, you could select sub-directories you want to move as the source.
- As long as the task starts, you can close the page and even shut down your PC because MultCloud can run the task at the background.
The Bottom Line
After reading this article, you already know how to achieve Google Drive to OneDrive for Business migration with the manual way and popular way. By comparison, you may find that MultCloud has a better performance both in usability and efficiency. If MultCloud is your choice, you may see it has three main features: “Cloud Explorer”, “Cloud Transfer” and “Cloud Sync”.
For “Cloud Explorer”, it can help manage multiple cloud drives in one place within one account for better managing. If you want to manage multiple Google Drive accounts, you can make full use of it.
For “Cloud Transfer”, it can help move files across clouds without downloading and uploading. If you want to migrate Dropbox to OneDrive, you can use “Cloud Transfer”.
For “Cloud Sync”, it allows you to create sync relationships between cloud drives. No matter when people add, modify or delete files on one of their clouds, the files on the other cloud will also be synced.