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How to Move Folders from One Google Drive to Another?

Want to transfer folders from Google Drive to another account directly and quickly? You can refer to the solutions introduced in the article.

Author Vera

Posted by @Vera

June 27, 2019 | 3 mins read

User Case

"I have some folders in my school Google Drive account and I want to transfer them to my personal Google Drive as backups. My issue is that I have too much to transfer and don't want to download them to my computer and then upload again. Is there any way to make it easier?"

This is a question from Google Drive Community. This user doesn’t want to copy Google Drive folder to another account through the traditional way but has no idea how to make it easier to operate. If you also have multiple Google Drive accounts and encounter such a problem when transferring folders from one account to another, you can refer to below three ways to solve it.

How to Move Folders from One Google Drive to Another?

Solution 1: Make Use of Google Drive "Sharing" Feature

Step 1: Login your Google Drive account.
Step 2: Select the folders you want to move.
Step 3: Right click "Share" icon.
Step 4: Enter the user name or email address that is linked to another account and click on "Share" button.


Transfer Folders with Google Drive
Transfer Folders with Google Drive "Sharing" Feature

Step 5: Login your another Google Drive account.
Step 6: Move to "Shared with me" interface, select the shared folders and right click “Add to My Drive” to complete the task.

This solution can help you successfully migrate folders from one Google Drive to another account, but you have to switch your accounts to complete the task. But don’t worry, the following part will introduce Solution 2 to help you transfer folders between Google Drive accounts without switching changing accounts.

Solution 2: Move Google Drive Folder to Another Account via MultCloud

As a free multiple cloud manager, MultCloud supports 33 clouds which include Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, etc. It has three functions: "Cloud Transfer", "Cloud Sync" and "Cloud Explorer". You can rely on "Cloud Transfer" feature to realize the migration without downloading or logging in and out. There is a brief instruction on how it works.

Step 1. Sign Up

To make use of MultCloud, you need to sign up first.


Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. Add Clouds

Add your Google Drive accounts to MultCloud one by one.


Add Google Drive
Add Google Drive to MultCloud

Step 3. Create Cloud Transfer Task

Click on "Cloud Transfer" in the tab and select the folders you want to move placed under one Google Drive as the source and another account as the destination. Then tap "Transfer Now" to achieve your demand.


Move Folders from One Google Drive to Another
Move Folders from One Google Drive to Another

Notes:

  • You need to click on "Multi-Selection" button if you want to move many folders at the same time.

  • Click on Multi-Selection
    Click on Multi-Selection
  • You can also successfully move folders from one Google Drive to another with MultCloud "Cloud Explorer" function. Here are detailed steps.
  • Step 1: Open your Google Drive in the "Cloud Explorer" interface.
    Step 2: Select the folders you want to move and right click "Copy to" to move them to your another Google Drive account.


    Copy Files between Google Drive Accounts
    Copy Files between Google Drive Accounts

    Wrapping Up

    How to move folders from one Google Drive to another? You may have solved this problem after reading this paper. As mentioned, MultCloud also allows you to quickly sync or backup from one cloud to another. If you want to directly migrate Box to Google Drive of sync Google Photos to OneDrive, MultCloud "Cloud Sync" feature will help you.

MultCloud Supports Clouds

Multcloud Key Features

  • Transfer files in clouds, FTP and WebDav for easily file management & information delivery.

  • Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.