Why Migrate OneDrive to Google Workspace?

Migrate OneDrive to G Suite and Google Workspace
Migrate OneDrive to G Suite and Google Workspace

Microsoft OneDrive, formerly called SkyDrive, is a core cloud storage application of Microsoft 365 office suites. OneDrive offers 5 GB of free storage space for each user to store, backup, and share files from different platforms.

Similar to Microsoft 365, Google Workspace also has its core cloud storage service, which is Google Drive. Google Drive provides 15 GB of free storage space to each personal user and offers file storing and sharing functions.

However, since Google Workspace provides not only Google Drive but also other useful office suites, it has many differences compared to OneDrive. The table below clearly shows the comparison of OneDrive vs Google Workspace.

  Microsoft OneDrive Google Workspace
Free storage 5 GB No
Price starts from $5/month $6/user/month with 30 GB
Integrations Asana, Gmail, Microsoft 365, SharePoint, Slack, Trello, Zapier Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs
Access control/permissions Yes Yes
Authentication No Yes
Automatic backup Yes Yes
Calendar management/sync No Yes
Conferencing No Yes
Data synchronization Yes Yes
Full-text search Yes No
Live chat No Yes
Multi-channel communication No Yes
Task management/schedule No Yes
Version control Yes Yes

From the table, we can find that OneDrive is able to provide free accounts to users but Google Workspace requires users to pay for its services. But the incomparable collaboration ability of Google Workspace is better than OneDrive. As soon as you have a Google Workspace account, you are able to collaborate together with your team, access Google Shared Drives, and make use of multi-channel communications without the time and place limits. What’s more, Google Workspace offers so many office suites online for you to edit cloud files without downloading them to local devices. 

If you are a OneDrive user at present, all these advantages of Google Workspace can be applied by you right after you migrate from OneDrive to Google Workspace.

How to Migrate OneDrive to Google Workspace in 2 Traditional Ways

Generally speaking, there are various ways to migrate Microsoft 365 OneDrive to Google Workspace, some are complicated and time-consuming but some are fast and simple. Here we have collected some representative and feasible methods below about how to migrate data from OneDrive to Google Workspace.

Solution 1. Migrate Files from OneDrive to Google Workspace: Download and Upload

If you store only a little data in OneDrive which need to be migrated to Google Workspace, of course, you can download this data from OneDrive and re-upload it to My Drive or Shared Drive of your Google Workspace account manually. But this method may become a nightmare for you when the data is large and your network is unstable or pretty slow.

Solution 2. OneDrive to Google Drive Migration: Install Desktop Apps

Another traditional way to migrate Microsoft OneDrive to Google Workspace is to copy and paste OneDrive data to Google Workspace between their desktop applications. Obviously, you have to download and install the OneDrive desktop app and Google Drive for Desktop together on your computer. Then you can migrate data from OneDrive folder to Google Workspace folder through the computer by “copy and paste”.

How to Migrate OneDrive to Google Workspace in 3 Efficient Ways

The traditional ways of downloading, uploading, and installation all require you to take complicated steps to transfer OneDrive to Google Workspace. So, how to move OneDrive to Google Drive and transfer files from OneDrive to Google Workspace account without wasting your time and energy? You can try a free web-based cloud file manager called MultCloud to migrate from OneDrive to Google Workspace with only one click in a single interface.

MultCloud
MultCloud

MultCloud is a third-party multiple cloud storage manager that aims to help you manage and transfer data across 30+ cloud storage services seamlessly in one platform with the offline and scheduled transfers.

One-key Superfast Cloud to Cloud Migration

With only one click, you can easily migrate OneDrive to Google Workspace in MultCloud by Cloud Transfer function without any worry about the network and data loss. And the offline ability of MultCloud allows you no longer to wait for the tasks to be done.

Fascinating Features for You to Choose

You can use Cloud Transfer, Team Transfer, Cloud Sync, Cloud Backup, Remote Upload, and Sub-accounts Management in MultCloud to move data across clouds and cloud users for free. And you can share cloud files to others directly in MultCloud with Public, Private, or Source links.

Manage Multiple Clouds without Switching Accounts

You can add as many clouds as you have to MultCloud for free and use cloud built-in functions like Upload, Download, Cut, Copy, Rename, and Preview to manage all your clouds together in MultCloud.

Great Safeguard to Protect Account and Data

MultCloud uses the OAuth authorization system to connect your clouds without recording the username and password. And the 256-bit AES Encryption is always on guard to prevent your data from being cracked or intercepted.

In MultCloud, you can choose “Cloud Transfer”, “Copy to”, and "Team Transfer" features to migrate OneDrive to G Suite Drive fast without concern. 

  • For "Cloud Transfer", you can migrate data from more than one source directory to a single destination directory with additional options like “Transfer”, “Email”, “Filter”, and “Schedule”. 
  • For “Copy to”, you can migrate data from one cloud to one or multiple destinations at once without any additional option.
  • For "Team Transfer", you can migrate data or sub-accounts between business clouds with a single click.

Now you can follow the detailed instructions below and choose the best method which is beneficial to you to transfer OneDrive to Google Workspace.

Solution 1. Achieve OneDrive to Google Workspace Migration by Cloud Transfer

Step 1. Create a MultCloud account for free.

Sign Up MultCloud
Sign Up MultCloud

Step 2. Choose “OneDrive” to add to MultCloud. Then choose “Google Workspace” to add as well.

Add OneDrive and Google Workspace to MultCloud
Add OneDrive and Google Workspace to MultCloud

Tip: In MultCloud, Google Workspace represents the My Drive folder of this Google Workspace account. You can choose “Shared Drive” to add the Shared Drive folder of this Google Workspace account to MultCloud.

Step 3. Enter the “Cloud Transfer” page, select OneDrive or files and folders in this account as the source directory, then select a user folder of Google Workspace as the destination directory.

Migrate OneDrive to Google Workspace by Cloud Transfer
Migrate OneDrive to Google Workspace by Cloud Transfer

Tips:

  • To set up automatic OneDrive and Google Workspace migration, you can click “Schedule” to choose a daily, weekly, or monthly scheduled cloud file transfer plan.
  • You can choose actions about the source and destination files, turn on "email notification" about task progress, or turn on "Filter" to ignore or only migrate files with certain file extensions in “Options”.
Schedule of Cloud Transfer
Schedule of Cloud Transfer
Options of Cloud Transfer
Options of Cloud Transfer

Step 4. Click “Transfer Now” and MultCloud will immediately migrate data from OneDrive to Google Workspace.

Tips:

  • As a free user of MultCloud, you can transfer data within 5 GB of traffic every month.
  • If you are an enterprise user or you have lots of data to migrate, you can upgrade to a premium MultCloud plan, you can transfer data from 150 GB per month to unlimited traffic for a lifetime according to your subscription. What’s more, you can then experience lightning-fast transfer speed.

Solution 2. Migrate OneDrive to Google Workspace by “Copy to”

Step 1. Open OneDrive in MultCloud, and tick the files and folders which you want to migrate from OneDrive to G Suite.
Step 2. Click “Copy to” from the feature bar above, and select a user folder of Google Workspace in the pop-up window.
Step 3. Click the purple button “OK” and MultCloud will migrate Microsoft OneDrive to Google Workspace at once.

Microsoft OneDrive to Google Workspace Migration in MultCloud
Microsoft OneDrive to Google Workspace Migration in MultCloud

Tip: To select more destination directories in the pop-up window, you can tick “Multi-select”.

Solution 3. Migrate from Microsoft 365 to Google Workspace by Team Transfer

The operation of using Team Transfer to migrate OneDrive for Business to Google Workspace is similar to the Cloud Transfer function. But this time you need to choose from 3 different ways to match the sub-accounts of the source and destination clouds before clicking "Transfer Now".

Transfer Files from OneDrive for Business to Google Workspace by Team Transfer
Transfer Files from OneDrive for Business to Google Workspace by Team Transfer

Tips for matching accounts:

  • Auto-Match: MultCloud will match the sub-accounts of source and destination that have the same username pair-by-pair.
  • Upload CSV: You can download a format of CSV and put the sub-accounts in the CSV with the sequence you want. Then just re-upload the CSV to MultCloud for matching accounts.
  • Manual-Match: You can also tick the source and destination accounts one-by-one and MultCloud will transfer data with this sequence.

Conclusion

After learning how to migrate OneDrive to Google Workspace by using the excellent methods illustrated above, now you can choose the way you like most to migrate OneDrive to G Suite or Google Workspace conveniently.

Actually, MultCloud not only serves as a great Microsoft OneDrive to Google Workspace business migration tool but also acts as a secure connection between all your clouds and allows you to use Cloud Backup to backup OneDrive to Google Drive and more clouds seamlessly without any risk of data loss.

MultCloud Supports Clouds

Multcloud Key Features