Can I Migrate Google Drive to Google Workspace Easily?
User Case: “I can't figure out how to migrate Google Drive to G Suite. There must be some ways to do this without having to manually download and re-upload everything, I just can't find the appropriate solutions.”
Last year, Google added many more office applications with a great productivity to Workspace, the new name of G Suite, making Google Workspace the most competitive office suite compared with Microsoft 365.
As the core application of Google Workspace, Google Drive is also famous for its large storage space and great sharing functions. However, Google Drive is more suitable for personal use.
If you are an enterprise user or a user from school, you may wonder if there’s any chance for you to migrate files from Google Drive to Google Workspace and then use Google Workspace conveniently. Well, this article will tell you in detail about how to migrate Google Drive content to Google Workspace easily for free.
Why Migrate Google Drive to Google Workspace?
If you are not clear about the differences between personal Google Drive and Google Workspace (G Suite), here is a table about the difference between Google Workspace and Google Drive to give you some help.
|Google Drive||Google Workspace|
|Free account||15 GB||No|
|Price starts from||$1.99/month with 100 GB||$6 per user/month with 30 GB|
|Task management and schedule||No||Yes|
From the comparison between personal Google Drive and Google Workspace, we can find that Google Drive offers more free storage space and pay much attention to the security of cloud files.
But Google Workspace is excellent at online collaboration due to the ability of multi-channel communication. And the Shared Drive (Team Drive) of Google Workspace is even more convenient than the “Shared with me” folder of personal Google Drive when it comes to working with your team online under different file access control.
Therefore, once you migrate folders from personal Google Drive to Suite, you and your cooperation can work together easily and efficiently without limits of time and place.
How to Migrate Google Drive to Google Workspace: 2 Fast and Simple Ways
The traditional method for migrating Google Drive to G Suite, which you might think of, requires you to manually download files from personal Google Drive and then upload files to Shared Google Drive account all by yourself. As you can imagine, this method is pretty much a waste of time and energy which depends a lot on the speed of your network and the size of your data.
Then you might think using the "Shared with me" function of Google Drive can also help you migrate data from Google Drive to G Suite. In fact, because of the limited permissions of shared files, you are not able to straightly move the shared files from the Shared with me folder to the My Drive or Shared Drive folders of your Google Workspace account.
So, how to move Google Drive to Google Workspace while saving your time and protecting your data well? You can ask for some reliable third-party tools’ help. As an excellent web-based multiple cloud storage manager, MultCloud is one of the best tools designed to help you manage and migrate data between clouds easily without concern.
- Cloud Transfer: migrate files from one cloud to another without downloading and re-uploading.
- Cloud Sync: sync two cloud data with various sync methods such as real-time sync.
- Cloud Backup: backup cloud data to another cloud for easy and complete recovery.
- Offline: work on the background smoothly even when your device is power off.
- Schedule: automatically move files from one cloud storage to another at a regular interval.
To migrate from Google Drive to G Google Workspace in time-saving ways, we recommend you use the “Cloud Transfer” and “Copy to”.
- Cloud Transfer: Migrate from one or multiple source directories to one destination directory with additional options and schedule plans.
- Copy to: Migrate from one source directory to one or multiple destination directories without additional settings.
Now please choose one of these methods you like and follow the guide on migrating from Google Drive to Google Suite carefully.
Method 1. Migrate Google Drive to G Suite via Cloud Transfer
Step 1. Sign up MultCloud for free.
Step 2. Click “Add Cloud”, and choose Google Drive and Google Workspace to add them to MultCloud respectively.
Tip: In MultCloud, Google Workspace means the My Drive folder of your Google Workspace account. If you want to add the Shared Drive folder of the Google Workspace account to MultCloud, please choose Shared Drive to add as well.
Step 3. Switch to the “Cloud Transfer” page in MultCloud, select your Google Drive or files and folders in it as the source directory, then select an account folder or its subfolder in Google Workspace as the destination directory.
Step 4. Set up “Options” and “Schedule” if your Cloud Transfer Task needs.
- Email: MultCloud can send an email notification to you when the task is completed.
- Filter: MultCloud can ignore or only migrate files with certain file extensions. (Available only for MultCloud subscribers.)
Step 5. Click “Transfer Now” and MultCloud will migrate data from personal Google Drive to Google Workspace as soon as possible.
Tip: MultCloud offers free, monthly, yearly, and lifetime plans for you to choose from. And the data traffic limit starts from 5 GB per month for free to unlimited data traffic for a lifetime. If you are an enterprise user or have a large demand for transferring data through clouds, we suggest you upgrade to a premium plan and get enough data traffic with lightning-fast transfer speed.
Method 2. Migrate Personal Google Drive to Workspace by “Copy to”
Step 1. Open your personal Google Drive account in MultCloud, and tick the files and folders you’d like to migrate from Google Drive.
Step 2. Click “Copy to” in the feature bar above, and choose an account folder or its subfolder in Google Workspace.
Step 3. Click “OK” in the pop-up window and you can find the migrated files in Google Workspace.
Tip: You can tick “Multi-select” to migrate Google Drive to more destinations at once.
Bonus Tip: How to Migrate Google Workspace to Google Workspace by “Team Transfer”
Apart from using the “Cloud Transfer” or “Copy to” functions to migrate files and folders from personal Google Drive to Google Workspace, MultCloud also provides you with the best way to migrate data between Google Workspace and other business accounts by using the “Team Transfer” function.
Team Transfer is specially designed to complete one-key business account migration between domains or clouds with the intelligent ability to auto-match the corresponding user accounts.
- MultCloud now supports business clouds of Google, OneDrive, Dropbox, and Box.
- The operation of Team Transfer is similar to Cloud Transfer. You can easily match the source and target accounts in pairs by “Auto-Match”, “Upload CSV”, or manually selecting.
MultCloud as Google Drive Migration to Google Workspace Tool
In MultCloud, you can manage 30+ brands of cloud storage services and transfer data between these clouds in one interface without switching cloud accounts. The cloud-to-cloud migration in MultCloud requires nothing like uploading, downloading, or installation but will give you a great and fast experience of cloud data migration.
• Manage Unlimited Number of Clouds Together for Free
With 30+ leading cloud storage services supported (Google Drive, Dropbox, SharePoint, OneDrive, Box, MEGA, Flickr, MySQL, etc.), You can add an unlimited number of cloud accounts to MultCloud and use these clouds from MultCloud without logging in to cloud accounts again.
• One-key Sync, Backup, and Manage Data across Clouds
With a single click in MultCloud, you can migrate, sync, or backup files from Google Drive to Google Workspace immediately.
• Automatic Cloud to Cloud Transfer with Offline Functionality
With a daily, weekly, or monthly scheduled cloud file transfer plan set up by yourself, MultCloud can run the personal Google Drive and Google Workspace migration automatically. And the offline ability of MultCloud frees you from waiting for the task to be done. That is to say, you can close the window or shut down your device right after creating the Cloud Transfer task.
Before reading this article, you may think it's impossible to migrate Google Drive to Google Workspace or G Suite in a convenient way. But now, you can choose the best method you like to migrate personal Google Drive account to G Suite efficiently for free.
Besides cloud-to-cloud migration, MultCloud also supports sharing documents on Google Drive and other clouds directly in MultCloud with Public Share, Private Share, and Source Share.