> Tutorials > Cloud Transfer > Best Way for Migrating Dropbox to OneDrive for Free in 2019

Solved: Ways to Migrate Dropbox to OneDrive for Free in 2019

Author Delores

Posted by @Delores

July. 30, 2019 | 4 mins read

Author Delores


Senior Editor at multcloud.com. A movie lover and always be willing to resolve product-related issues.

Hot Posts
Sync Photos between Onedrive and Google Photos
Mega to Google Drive Transfer
New Cloud File Transfer

This article offers total three solutions to transfer Dropbox to OneDrive. You can select one you are more interested in from them to perform migrating from Dropbox to OneDrive operation.

Why Need to Migrate from Dropbox to OneDrive?

Nowadays, online cloud becomes the most popular storage type for people. And, a lot of users have more than one cloud accounts belong to the same or different cloud brands. The common cloud services are Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Amazon Drive, MEGA and so on. Some cloud users plan to switch from Dropbox to OneDrive for the following reasons:

  • OneDrive provides more free cloud space (5 GB) than Dropbox (2 GB).
  • OneDrive offers cheaper and more reasonable storage plan (50 GB: $1.99/m; 1 TB: $6.99/m; 5 TB: $9.99/m) than Dropbox (1 TB: $9.99/m; 2 TB: $19.99/m).
  • They have purchased office 365 product with OneDrive service.
  • They have graduated from school and have to move their schoolwork from Dropbox for Business account to their personal OneDrive.
  • They have resigned from their last position and need to transfer their working documents from public Dropbox account to their own OneDrive cloud.
  • The Dropbox account is running out of space while there is much storage in OneDrive.
  • Their friends recommend OneDrive to them and they find OneDrive suits them better after doing the test.
  • ……

Common Solutions: How to Migrate Dropbox to OneDrive?

As we all know, neither Dropbox nor Microsoft OneDrive app have a function to migrate data between each other. So it’s a question on how to transfer from Dropbox to OneDrive directly. In the following parts, we will offer you two traditional methods to achieve your goal.

Solution 1: Download and Upload

Step 1. Sign in your Dropbox account.

Step 2. Create a new folder, select all files under your Dropbox account and move them to the new folder.

Step 3. Put the mouse on the new folder, click the three-dot symbol and click the “Download” button and wait for the process to complete.

Download Under Dropbox
Download Under Dropbox

Step 4. Log in your OneDrive account.

Step 5. Click “Upload” button to upload that .zip file to your OneDrive account and wait for the process to complete.

Upload Under OneDrive
Upload Under OneDrive


  • The new folder will become a .zip file after it’s downloaded to the local PC.
  • If you want to upload folder to your OneDrive directly, then you need to extract that.zip file first.
  • Solution 2: Migrate Dropbox to OneDrive with Both Desktop Apps Installed

    Step 1. Download both Dropbox app and OneDrive app and install them on your PC.

    Step 2. After installing them on your PC, you will find them through Windows File Explorer.

    View Dropbox and OneDrive through Windows File Explorer
    View Dropbox and OneDrive through Windows File Explorer

    Step 3. You can move Dropbox to OneDrive with the “Cut” and “Paste” feature through Windows File Explorer.

    Any of the above solutions can help you copy Dropbox to OneDrive but it takes time to complete because you need to perform the operations manually. For the solution 1, you cannot close the page until the process is complete. For the solution 2, you need to install apps on your PC so you can complete the operations. So is there any direct way that can move data from Dropbox to OneDrive quickly without encountering above problems? Continue to read the follow parts and we will introduce a popular way to you.

    Popular Solution: Migrate Dropbox to OneDrive with MultCloud

    If you want to quickly move files from Dropbox to OneDrive while ensuring data security, you are recommended to try this third party cloud migration tool, MultCloud, without logging in to both clouds, shifting from one cloud to another or downloading/re-uploading.

    Step 1. Register MultCloud - Free

    MultCloud is a web-based program. To use it, firstly, you have to create an account.

    Create an account
    Create an account

    Step 2. Add Dropbox/OneDrive Accounts to MultCloud

    After creating an account, sign into its platform. In the main panel, click “Add Clouds” tab on the top and select the cloud brand you are going to include in. Then, follow the simple guidance to finish adding cloud.

    Add Dropbox and OneDrive
    Add Dropbox and OneDrive to MultCloud

    Note: You can only add one cloud account in one time. So, add the other cloud by repeating the process.

    Step 3. Migrate Dropbox to OneDrive with “Cloud Transfer”

    Now, go to “Cloud Transfer” tab and specify source and destination as Dropbox and OneDrive respectively. Finally, click “Transfer Now”.

    Transfer Dropbox to OneDrive
    Migrate Data from Dropbox to OneDrive


    • “Cloud Transfer” feature supports entire cloud or folders as source. If you want to transfer some files only from Dropbox to OneDrive, you can use the “Copy” and “Paste” feature through “Cloud Explorer”.
    • If you need to delete source files after migrating Dropbox to OneDrive, just tick “Delete all source files after transfer is complete” in Options window.

    • Cloud Transfer Options
      Cloud Transfer Options
    • Set OneDrive as source and Dropbox as destination if you want to migrate OneDrive to Dropbox.

    More about MultCloud

    Following any way from above mentioned solutions, you can easily migrate Dropbox to OneDrive. If you select popular way above with MultCloud, you can also enjoy other advanced features. In addittion to Dropbox and OneDrive, MultCloud supports more than 30 clouds at present including G Suite, Google Photos, MEGA, Amazon Drive, Amazon S3, Flickr, Box, pCloud, etc. Besides “Cloud Transfer “ feature, MultCloud can also do cloud to cloud sync/backup/copy with “Cloud Sync”. If you are going to sync photos from OneDrive to Google Photos, you can make full use of this feature.

    As a browser app, MultCloud requires no downloading and installation. Thus, you can save much local disk space. It still can be applied in all operating systems like Windows PC & Server, Linux, Mac, ios, android and Chrome OS; and all devices including desktop, laptop, notebook, iPad, cellphone, etc.

MultCloud Logo

Quickly transfer, sync or backup files from one cloud to another.

Sign up Free

100% secure

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.