This article will introduce you total of three free and safe methods to migrate from Google Drive to new account, including all files/folders, photos/pictures/images, videos/movies, docs/sheets, etc.
Migrating Google Drive to new account means to migrate all data in original old Google Drive account to a new Google Drive account, including but not limited to files/folders, photos/pictures/images, videos/movies and docs/sheets.
This new Google Drive account may have much more storage space and advanced features than old one. For example, new account G Suite is much better than old GDrive personal account. Therefore, users need to switch to new account to upgrade storage of cloud drive. Or, people just want to replace a new account for the following reasons:
According to the purpose of Google Drive account migration, there are all three solutions.
This is the first solution that most Google users can think about. That is to say, firstly download all data from source Google account to local device, and then upload these items from local to destination new account.
This way is somehow troublesome. It requires you have enough local storage serving as transit and will take you much time if there are a lot of files to migrate.
There is another way provided by Google Drive which does not need local device’s help. That is, you can select all files and folders first, and right click "Share" and follow the steps to share all files in original Google Drive to your new account and save the shared ones in new Google Drive.
This way is also troublesome and somehow difficult to operate. You need to rename all the shared files if you want to save them in your new account.
Want an easy and secure solution to move Google Drive files to another account without downloading and uploading? Luckily, you can make full use of a FREE third party multiple online cloud storage manager – MultCloud. The following will take files migration from old personal Google Drive to G Suite for example.
Step 1. Create MultCloud account. To use MultCloud to migrate Google Drive data to new account, you should first of all create an account of MultCloud. It is free of charge.
Step 2. Add Google Drive accounts to MultCloud. In the "Cloud Explorer" tab of its main console, click “Add Cloud Drives” in the left menu and select “Google Drive” from the right cloud drive list. Then, just follow the easy guidance to finish cloud account adding.
Step 3. Import Google Drive to new account with "Cloud Transfer". Go to "Cloud Transfer" tab, specify source and target cloud directory respectively as Google Drive Personal and G Suite. Finally, click “Transfer Now” and wait for the process to complete.
Tips: If you don’t want to keep the source files in original Google Drive anymore, you can check “Delete all source files after transfer is complete.” In "Options" window with entrance in the lower left of above picture before finally transfer.
There is a video that can guide you how to switch Google Drive to another account. Watch it to learn how it works.
Following any way from above methods, you can easily migrate Google Drive to new account. If you prefer to use MultCloud, you may find it's easy to migrate Google Drive files to new account quickly without downloading and uploading. With MultCloud, you could use many other useful functions, like backup or sync files between two clouds and copy files from one cloud to another.
Besides, MultCloud can manage all added cloud accounts into one place, therefore, you can freely upload/download files, create new folder, rename a file, delete unwanted items, share photos with friends, etc.
Except for Google Drive, MultCloud supports more than 30 cloud drives including OneDrive, Dropbox, Dropbox for Business, MEGA, Flickr, Google Photos, etc at present. With the help of it, you can transfer files from one cloud to other clouds directly.
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