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Why Import Dropbox to Google Drive?

Dropbox to Google Drive
Dropbox to Google Drive

Dropbox: It's primarily a storage service, and its features include apps, quick file sharing, and Dropbox Paper. What's more convenient is that all these services and functions are perfectly compatible with computers and other devices, which makes many users loyal to this cloud storage service.

Google Drive: This service is a step up from Dropbox. It not only provides cloud data storage services, but also allows users to create, write and edit documents. Using Google Drive, users can save all their study or work-related data in the cloud, which also makes it extremely easy to share files and data with teachers or clients, facilitating the coordination of study or work.

In order to improve the efficiency of work and processes, many businesses and even individuals have started to use Dropbox and Google Drive. These storage services make it very easy to save and share data between teams. With Dropbox and Google Drive, users can:

  • Access files from any device.
  • Access files from anywhere in the world.
  • Store all your data securely in one place.
  • Collaborate with others to manage and edit files.

But because the two offer different prices and features, most businesses choose to migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive because they find Google Drive easier to use and more cost-effective than Dropbox. In addition, the Google Photos service provided by Google can also help users better store and share pictures.

Solution 1: Import Dropbox to Google Drive Efficiently

So, how to efficiently implement data migration from Dropbox to Google Drive? The usual way to import Dropbox files into Google Drive is to download and re-upload them manually. The various pitfalls of this approach are that operations can be interrupted by poor internet bandwidth. 

In order to complete the cloud-to-cloud migration operation smoothly, you can use the cloud file manager---MultCloud.

  • Direct Transfer: Migrate data from one cloud to another.
  • Real-time Sync: Sync data between different clouds.
  • Easy Management: Manage different clouds in one place.
  • Data Security: Ensure the safety of your cloud’s data.
  • Remote Upload: Directly parsing torrents/magnet links/URLs to clouds.

MultCloud is one of the most professional cloud transfer services, providing a well-designed web interface, centralizing all your clouds in one place, and providing comprehensive cloud transfer, sync and backup functions, so you can perform fast transfer across clouds without downloading and uploading data. In MultCloud, you can choose the "Cloud Transfer" to complete Dropbox to Google Drive transfer tasks.

Import Dropbox to Google Drive via Cloud Transfer

Step 1. First, you should sign up for a MultCloud account. Enter your frequently used email address, enter your password, and click "Create Account". Alternatively, you can log in directly with your Google or Facebook account.

Register
Register

Step 2. Then add your cloud drives to MultCloud. Click "Add Cloud" in the left panel, and select Dropbox. A page will appear giving MultCloud authorization to access your Dropbox account, you just need to click "Allow" to continue the process. Then you need to add your Google Drive to MultCloud in the same way.

Add Dropbox
Add Dropbox

Step 3. Move to the "Cloud Transfer" page, select your Dropbox or files and folders within it as the source, and select your Google Drive or Google Drive folder as the destination. Then click "Transfer Now". After that, you can close the website or turn off your device without any worries.

Import Dropbox to Google Drive
Import Dropbox to Google Drive

Notes:

  • MultCloud offers 5 GB of free data per month. You can upgrade to a premium plan for more data and blazing-fast transfer speeds.
  • In "Options", you can set transfer mode, email notification and file filtering.
  • In "Schedule", you can set specific transfer times so that MultCloud can automatically migrate files from Dropbox to Google Drive.
Cloud Transfer Options
Cloud Transfer Options
Schedule
Schedule

If you only have a few files to copy to Google Drive, you can use the "Copy to" feature provided by MultCloud. You just need to select the file or folder you want to move in Dropbox, click the "Copy to" option, and then select Google Drive or a folder within it as the destination in the pop-up window.

Copy Dropbox to Google Drive
Copy Dropbox to Google Drive

Bonus Tip: How to Import Dropbox to Google Drive via Chrome Extension

In addition to MultCloud's website, MultCloud also offers an excellent Chrome extension called "Transfer Dropbox to Google Drive" that lets you copy Dropbox directly to Google Drive.

MultCloud Chrome Extension
MultCloud Chrome Extension

You can just search for the extension on Google and click "Add to Chrome" to add the extension to your Chrome browser. Then you can find the extension in Dropbox.

Migrate Dropbox to Google Drive via MultCloud Chrome Extension
Migrate Dropbox to Google Drive via MultCloud Chrome Extension

Solution 2: Import Dropbox to Google Drive Manually

If you don't mind slower transfer speeds and tedious steps, you can also transfer Dropbox to Google Drive via the traditional way: downloading and uploading. First, you will download the files you need from Dropbox to your PC or smartphone. After this, you will add them to your Google Drive account by uploading them. The following are the detailed steps.

Step 1. Sign in to your Dropbox account. Once in, click "My 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 Dropbox file or folder downloaded to your computer.

Step 4. Drag the files you want to upload from the open folder 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 click on the "+ New" icon in Google Drive to open your folder window. From here, you can find the location of the files that need to be uploaded. Once you've found and selected them, click the "Upload" button.

Upload to Google Drive
Upload to Google Drive

You have now successfully transferred files from Dropbox to Google Drive. The only challenge with this process is that it takes time to transfer large files. Also, internet connection and file size can affect the entire transfer process.

Conclusion

With the efficient and manual methods provided above, you are free to choose the best way you like to import Dropbox to Google Drive without any difficulty. MultCloud is probably the most recommended method because its online transfer feature allows you to automate and complete transfers quickly.

Additionally, you can use MultCloud to sync multiple Google Drive accounts with 10 excellent modes (One-way, Two-way, Real-Time Sync and so on), allowing you to use multiple Google Drive accounts simultaneously without switching accounts.

MultCloud Supports Clouds

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