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Why Merge Google Drive Accounts?

Usually, if you want to move a file from one cloud drive to another, you have to shift from one to another by first downloading the target file from source cloud account to local device. Then you may need to upload files to Google Drive again. This will cost you much time and effort. You have to wait in front of the computer to handle the operations and make sure that there is enough local storage to save target files.

Merge Google Drive Accounts
Merge Google Drive Accounts

However, if there is a way to merge cloud storages in one place and directly migrate files from one cloud to another, it will be more convenient to manage multiple cloud storage accounts.

How to Merge Google Drive Accounts by  Google Products

How to Merge Two Google Drive Accounts by "Shared with me"

Since Google Drive provides great sharing function called “Shared with me” for users to get better collaboration with team and family, you could also use this function in Google Drive website to merge Google Drive accounts by sharing files from old Google Drive account to a new account or sharing files from business account to personal account.

Step 1. Log in one of your Google Drive accounts in your browser.
Step 2. Select the files which you want to move to new account. Right-click the file and choose “Share” in the pop-up menu.

Choose Share in Google Drive Website
Choose Share in Google Drive Website

Step 3. Enter the email address of your new Google Drive account in the blank. 
Step 4. Click “Send” and the file will appear in the “Shared with me” folder of your new Google Drive account.

Merge Two Google Drive Accounts in Google Drive Website
Merge Two Google Drive Accounts in Google Drive Website

How to Merge 2 Google Drive Accounts by Google Takeout

As a helpful tool officially provided by Google, using Google Takeout to merge Google Drive accounts is an effective way to transfer files from one of your Google Drive accounts to another.

Step 1. Sign in Google Takeout in Chrome explorer. Make sure that the account you are currently logged in is the old one.
Step 2. Select “Drive” to export a copy of content.

Tip: You can select the specific data to export by clicking “Multiple formats” or “All Drive data include”.

Select Google Drive in Google Takeout
Select Google Drive in Google Takeout

Step 3. Click “Next step”. Choose the “Delivery method”, “Frequency”, “File type and size”. Then click “Create export”. And the files will be successfully added to another of your Google Drive account.

Export Google Drive Account by Google Takeout
Export Google Drive Account by Google Takeout

How to Merge Google Drive Accounts by Google Drive for Desktop

Thanks to the multi-account login ability of Google Drive for desktop application, you are able to combine all your Google Drive accounts without moving any file. All you have to do is download Google Drive for desktop and add all your Google Drive accounts to it. Then you could find files stored in different Google Drive accounts directly from your computer.

Step 1. Install Google Drive for desktop in your computer.
Step 2. Add your Google Drive accounts to the app.
Step 3. Find the gear button and choose “Preferences”. Then choose “Mirror files”.

Access Google Drive File from Computer
Access Google Drive File from Computer

Step 4. After that, you can find all the Google Drive files from the “Devices and Drives” of your PC.

How to Merge Google Drive Accounts with MultCloud

In fact, cloud drive accounts are separated from each other even they are the same cloud brand like Google Drive accounts. To combine Google Drive accounts together, you may need to rely on a third-party multiple cloud storage manager like MultCloud, which can not only integrate multiple cloud accounts of the same brand, but also combine all cloud storages of different brands with great safety.

To make use of this multi-functional and reliable tool, you should firstly create an MultCloud account for completely free. Since it is a web-based App, you do not have to download and install it in your local device which may occupy your local storage. When you successfully created a MultCloud account, just sign in and get access to its easy-to-use interface. Now, you can start merging cloud storages in MultCloud.

Tips: You can directly log in with your Google or Facebook accounts without signing up.

Step 1. Choose “Add Cloud” in the left menu and select “Google Drive” in the right cloud drive list.

Add Google Drive to MultCloud
Add Google Drive to MultCloud

Step 2. Choose your Google Drive account to add to MultCloud. If you have more than one Google Drive account signed in the explorer, it will ask you which one to choose to be added to MultCloud.

Choose A Google Drive Account
Choose A Google Drive Account

Step 3. Then, you will be asked about permission to let MultCloud get access to your Google Drive account. Just click “Allow” and your Google Drive will be added to MultCloud at once.

Allow Access to Google Drive
Allow Access to Google Drive

Notes: MultCloud can only add one account at one time. To add more cloud accounts to MultCloud, please repeat the operations above.

Step 4. You can view and manage all the merged Google Drive and other cloud accounts in the left side. Once multiple cloud drive accounts been merged into one, it will also be easy to sync files among them as well as manage multiple cloud storage accounts.

Added Cloud Accounts in Multcloud
Added Cloud Accounts in Multcloud

Manage Multiple Cloud Storage Accounts in One Place

As you can see above, all cloud drives are able to be gathered together in one platform just like how to merge Google Drive accounts in MultCloud. Therefore, it is very convenient to do any operation to any account in MultCloud such as Cloud Transfer, Cloud Sync, Remote Upload, etc.

Transfer Files from One Google Drive Accounts to Another

In Cloud Transfer tab, specify the source and destination cloud drive and click “Transfer Now” to let MultCloud start the cloud-to-cloud transfer task.

Transfer from One Google Drive to Another
Transfer from One Google Drive to Another

Sync Files between Google Drive Accounts

In Cloud Sync tab, choose one Google Drive account as source and the other Google Drive account as destination. You can choose one of the 9 multi-functional sync modes, to perform Google Drive one-way sync, two-way sync or real time sync, etc. Finally, click “Sync Now”.

Sync from One Google Drive to Another
Sync from One Google Drive to Another

Manage Google Drive with Basic Functions

Manage Google Drive in Multcloud
Manage Google Drive in Multcloud

For basic functions like Upload, Download, Delete, Copy, Preview, Rename, and Share, select a cloud drive and the accessible files in the cloud storage will be listed in the right. Right-click on one of the files and all the operations you can do will be listed in the pop-up menu. 

In MultCloud, you can create a new folder in this cloud drive; upload files from local to this cloud; download this file from cloud to local devices; delete this file; rename this file; cut or copy cloud storage and move to another cloud; preview this file directly; share this file to others by Public Share, Private Share, or Source Share; view properties of this file; go to official site of this cloud drive as well as go to the trash bin of this cloud drive account.

What’s more, combine all cloud storages can also gather the cloud storage space of each cloud account together for better more convenient allocation and management. This feature enables you to make the best use of all your cloud storages without additional purchase. This is wonderful!

Conclusion

You are now able to choose one of the 4 great methods to combine Google Drive accounts together by Google products and MultCloud.

If you find MultCloud useful and want to use it to merge Google Drive accounts and manage multiple cloud storage accounts in the easiest way in Chrome explorer, you can get its Chrome extension App and add the App into your explorer for better usage.

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