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User Case: How Do I Move Files from Dropbox to Google Drive?

Dropbox to Google Drive
Dropbox to Google Drive

► “How do I easily transfer all my files from Dropbox to Google Drive?”
► “How do I move photos from Dropbox directly to Google Drive/Photos?“

In recent years, cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, FTP, MEGA, and Amazon S3 have become more and more popular, helping users to store various data and files. Cloud drives save data online, so you can access data on any computer from anywhere as long as you're connected to the internet.

Dropbox and Google Drive are excellent cloud drives, and most users have multiple accounts. Since Google Drive has obvious advantages over Dropbox, such as advanced search, more ways to control visibility, and cheaper prices, there are many users on Quora looking for a solution to move Dropbox files to Google Drive. So, is there any way to achieve this?

How to Transfer Dropbox Files to Google Drive

This article will introduce 3 effective ways that allow you to transfer data from Dropbox to Google Drive easily and quickly. The first two methods are provided by MultCloud --- a cloud file manager, and the latter method is download & upload, which is commonly used by many users.

[2 Easiest Ways] How to Move Files from Dropbox to Google Drive

MultCloud is a free web-based cloud file transfer tool that supports more than 30 kinds of clouds, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. MultCloud also provides Cloud Transfer, Team Transfer, Cloud Sync, Cloud Backup, and Remote Upload functions. As a result, you can access data on different clouds on the same interface, and seamlessly transfer, sync, or backup data between clouds.

In the process of transferring data, you can directly close the browser or computer, because MultCloud supports smooth file transfer in the background. That's not all. MultCloud also allows users to customize transfer times to automatically move data from one cloud to another.

Let's see the steps you need to follow to transfer Dropbox to Google Drive with the help of MultCloud:

Step 1: Sign up. Create an account on MultCloud. You can also click "Try without signing up" to create a temporary account to use the feature in advance.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2: Add the cloud. Click the "Add Cloud" icon and add Dropbox and Google Drive to MultCloud respectively.

Add Dropbox and Google Drive to MultCloud
Add Dropbox and Google Drive to MultCloud

Note: If you have other cloud drives supported by MultCloud, you can add them all to MultCloud to manage multiple cloud storage accounts more easily.

Step 3: Use the following 2 ways to move Dropbox files to Google Drive. MultCloud provides two methods to move files from Dropbox to Google Drive, you can choose one according to your specific situation.

Solution 1: Use Cloud Transfer to Transfer Dropbox Files

If you want to directly transfer the entire storage or multiple folders to Google Drive, you can click "Cloud Transfer" and select Dropbox or the folder you want to move as the source and Google Drive as the destination. Then click "Transfer Now" to complete the task.

Transfer Dropbox Files to Google Drive
Transfer Dropbox Files to Google Drive

Notes:

  • You can set file filtering and email notifications in "Options".
  • In "Schedule", you can set up periodic transmission tasks.

Solution 2: Use the "Copy to" Feature to Transfer Dropbox Files to Google Drive

If you just want to transfer some files instead of the entire cloud drive or folder, you can use "Copy to" to achieve your needs. You need to open Dropbox and select the files you want to migrate. Then right-click "Copy to" and select Google Drive as the destination, and finally click "OK" to move the file to Google Drive.

Copy Dropbox Files to Google Drive
Copy Dropbox Files to Google Drive

Note: If you want to transfer data from your Dropbox account to multiple cloud storage accounts, you can select the "Multi-select" button in the lower-left corner of the window.

[Common Way] How to Migrate Files from Dropbox to Google Drive

For users, downloading and uploading is a way to achieve migration, but this way is not simple and requires manual operations. This method requires you to first download the required files from Dropbox to your PC or smartphone. After this, you should re-add them to your Google Drive account by uploading them.

When you need to transfer a small number of files to Google Drive, the upload and download method also works. We've included a few helpful steps below to help you achieve this easily.

Step 1: Sign in to your Dropbox account. Once in, click "All files". Here you can select all the files you want to move to Google Drive. After making your selection, click the "Download" icon to move the file to your local device (PC or smartphone).

Open Dropbox and Download the Files You Need
Open Dropbox and Download the Files You Need

Step 2: Sign in to your Google Drive account. Click the "+ New" icon to create a folder where you can place the files you want to upload.

Create a New Folder in Google Drive
Create a New Folder in Google Drive

Step 3: Open the file or folder you downloaded to your computer. Before uploading, you need to unzip the file.
Step 4: Drag the files you want to upload to the new folder in your Google Drive account.

Drag and Drop Files to Google Drive
Drag and Drop Files to Google Drive

Step 5: Another way is to open your newly created folder window. Then click the "+ New" icon in Google Drive. Finally, click the "File upload" button to select the downloaded file to upload.

File Upload
File Upload

You have successfully transferred files from Dropbox to Google Drive. As you can see, the process is straightforward. The only challenge with this transfer process is transferring large files as internet connection and file size can affect the speed of the process.

Summary

How to transfer Dropbox files to Google Drive? This post describes 2 methods to transfer Dropbox files to Google Drive with MultCloud, you can choose one according to your preference. As mentioned earlier, MultCloud also supports Team Transfer, Cloud Sync, Cloud Backup, and Remote Upload.

  • Team Transfer: If you are an administrator of a business cloud, you can use this feature to easily migrate all accounts from one business cloud to another.
  • Cloud Sync: 10 sync modes provided can help you to sync cloud files in real-time. Whenever you add, modify, or delete files on the cloud drive, those changes are also synced to the target cloud.
  • Cloud Backup: You can back up important files in one cloud drive to another so that the data can be retrieved if lost. You can use it to backup Google Photos to Dropbox if you want.
  • Remote Upload: URLs, torrents, and magnet links lead to files and folders that can be easily downloaded to cloud storage without the need for third-party tools to parse.

If you don't have a lot of data to move, uploading and downloading can also help you move files from Dropbox to Google Drive. In short, you can choose the appropriate way to migrate files according to your needs.

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