Can You Migrate Google Drive to OneDrive for Business?

User Case: “I have one personal Google Drive account and one university OneDrive for Business account. To better manage all documents, pictures, movies, and other stuff in one place, I want to migrate data from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business and only use OneDrive for Business in daily life. Is there any way that can achieve the Google Drive and OneDrive for Business migration directly?”

Move Files from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business
Move Files from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business

With the growing number of cloud services that offer various practical features, most users have at least one cloud to store their important data. But, there comes a question on how to transfer data across different clouds, such as from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business. There are many reasons why it is necessary to migrate data from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business. Next, we will list some common reasons, along with the methods to get it done.

Why Need Google Drive to OneDrive for Business Migration?

Google Drive, as the main product of Google office suites, provides 15 GB of free storage with various sharing abilities for personal users to store data online and share files with other Google Drive users easily. OneDrive for Business, on the other hand, is the core product of Microsoft Office 365 services. It provides team collaboration services that are similar to Google Workspace.

When it comes to Google Drive vs OneDrive, you will find they are different in several aspects. That's might be part of reasons for which why users decide to migrate Google Drive to OneDrive for Business. Additionally, the following can also arouse the demands of Google Drive to OneDrive for Business migration.

>>Gain Better Productivity and Integration

Google Drive allows you to edit cloud files online with Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc. on the browser. However, you will lose the online editing ability in Google Drive once you lose the network connection. But due to the deep connection between OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Office 365 suites, you can always edit the OneDrive files with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. on your computer even without an Internet connection.

>>Cost-Effective Price and Storage

Google Drive offers cloud storage for business plans starting from 30 GB. But OneDrive for Business provides 1 TB of paid storage at a similar price. If you have lots of data that needs to be stored online, OneDrive for Business may be a better choice.

>>Securer Online Sharing Experience

Even though you can share Google Drive folder with non-Gmail users and Gmail users securely with different permissions, it would still be more secure if you use OneDrive for Business to share personal and business files with others. Because OneDrive for Business supports sharing with expiration data and passwords.

If you are going to migrate data from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business, there are two major ways for you to try for free. Just follow the step-by-step guide below to achieve OneDrive for Business and Google Drive migration easily.

Google Drive to OneDrive for Business Migration: Download and Upload

If your data is not very large, you can use this way to move files from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business manually. But if the data is very large, using the download and upload method may take much time to complete depending on the size of the data and bandwidth.

Step 1. Download from Google Drive

  • Log in to your Google Drive account.
  • Select files and folders you want to move to OneDrive for Business.
  • Click the “Download” button to download them to your local device.
Download from Google Drive
Download from Google Drive

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.

Step 2. Upload to OneDrive for Business

  • Log in to your OneDrive for Business account.
  • Click the “Upload” button, select files downloaded on your PC to upload, and wait for the process to complete.
Upload to OneDrive for Business
Upload to OneDrive for Business

You can also click into the destination path in OneDrive Business, drag files downloaded from Google Drive and drop them into, then they will be uploaded to OneDrive for Business immediately.

1-Click to Migrate Google Drive to OneDrive for Business [Recommended]

If you have too much data that needs to be transferred from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business, you can turn to use a free web-based multiple cloud storage manager named MultCloud. It can not only help manage all cloud drives in one place without switching accounts frequently, but also can transfer files between cloud drives directly without downloading/reuploading. It has the following advantages:

  • Effective: 1-click cloud-to- cloud transfer, sync and backup
  • Easy to useintuitive interface friendly for novices and exports.
  • Fast speed: up to10 threads to transfer files at once.
  • Intelligent: schedully start cloud transfer, sync or backup tasks.
  • Compatbile: support more than 30 popular clouds.

Now you can follow the detailed guide to migrate from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business at once.

Step 1. Create one MultCloud account or you could directly log in with your Google or Facebook account.

Create an Account
Create an Account

Step 2. Click "Add Cloud" to add your Google Drive and OneDrive for Business accounts to MultCloud respectively.

Add Google Drive and OneDrive for Business to MultCloud
Add Google Drive and OneDrive for Business to MultCloud

Note: If you fail to add OneDrive for Business account to MultCloud, log in to its official website first, then go back to MultCloud to add it.

Step 3. Click Cloud Transfer. Choose Google Drive or files and folders in it as the source, choose a folder in OneDrive for Business as the destination, then click "Transfer Now" and MultCloud will start the task immediately. 

Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive for Business by Cloud Transfer
Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive for Business by Cloud Transfer

Notes:

  • As long as the task starts, you can close the page and even shut down your PC because MultCloud supports the offline transfer.
  • You can subscribe MultCloud and then achieve Google Drive to OneDrive for Business automatic migration by choosing a daily, weekly, or monthly plan in the "Schedule".
Schedule of Cloud Transfer
Schedule of Cloud Transfer

In the End

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 is a better choice both in usability and efficiency. If you want to migrate Google Drive to SharePoint, the MultCloud can also satisfy you well. Apart from "Cloud Transfer", "Cloud Sync", "Cloud Backup", and "Team Transfer" are also very useful to manage data across different personal and business clouds. For example, you can use Cloud Backup to backup Google Drive to Dropbox or OneDrive for Business safely by clicking one button. 

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