Can I Move Files from SharePoint to Google Drive?

Migrate SharePoint to Google Drive
Migrate SharePoint to Google Drive

SharePoint Online and Google Drive (Google Workspace) are two popular online file-sharing and cloud storage services that differ in how data is exhibited and where the data is stored. Google Drive offers “My Drive”, “Shared with me”, and “Shared Drives” while SharePoint centralizes data within SharePoint Online sites that teams and organizations can access and work with.

Google Drive designs the Shared Drive for business accounts, which offers simplicity and a convenient way to collaborate with cloud files. Google Workspace Shared Drives are centralized in a business Google account and offer various access permissions with centralized control. In addition, as data grows, Google Drive is well suited for handling large volumes of files. On the contrary, SharePoint often struggles with indexing large amounts of data.

If your team currently uses SharePoint Online and is trying to migrate data from SharePoint to Google Drive, you can follow this complete guide to find the best way for SharePoint to Google Drive migration, you can also use these methods to migrate Google Shared Drive to SharePoint easily.

How to Migrate SharePoint to Google Drive: 3 Easy Ways

The methods of SharePoint Online to Google Workspace or Google Drive migration are different from complicated to simple and convenient. And here you will find 4 kinds of methods to help you complete the migration between SharePoint and Google Drive according to your specific needs.

Even though Google Drive can be divided into “My Drive”, “Shared with me” in personal Google accounts; and “My Drive”, “Shared Drive”, and “Shared with me” in Google Workspace accounts, you can always use the methods below to migrate SharePoint Online to personal Google Drive or Google Workspace at once.

Way 1. Migrate from SharePoint to Google Drive by Download and Upload

This is the most traditional method that requires you to manually download data from SharePoint and then re-upload data to Google Drive. You can use this normal method if you only need to migrate a few files between clouds. Because the performance of this process largely depends on the network speed and local storage.

Step 1. Log in to SharePoint Online and open a documents library on a SharePoint site.

Step 2. Tick the files and folders that you want to migrate to Google Drive and click the “Download” button above.

Download from SharePoint Online
Download from SharePoint Online

Step 3. Find the downloaded file in the Windows File Explorer or Mac Finder and unzip the file into a folder.

Step 4. Log in to the personal Google Drive or Google Workspace and open the My Drive or a Shared Drive.

Step 5. Click “+ New” and choose “Folder upload” to upload SharePoint files to Google Drive.

Upload to Google Drive
Upload to Google Drive

Way 2. Migrate SharePoint to Google Drive by Microsoft Power Automate

Power Automate is a Microsoft service that allows users to customize tasks based on Microsoft and third-party templates. So, you can set your own SharePoint Online files to Google Drive files migration with a suitable template. But every flow (task) can only migrate between one source path and one destination path.

Step 1. Sign in the Microsoft Flow with your Microsoft account.

Step 2. Link your SharePoint Online and Google Drive/Google Workspace account to the flow and click the “Continue” button.

Connect SharePoint and Google Drive to Power Automate
Connect SharePoint and Google Drive to Power Automate

Step 3. Select the SharePoint site and folder that you want to migrate to Google Drive.

Step 4. Select a folder in Google Drive and click “Save”. Then the newly added files in this SharePoint folder will be automatically migrated to this Google Drive folder.

Save the Migration Flow of SharePoint to Google Drive
Save the Migration Flow of SharePoint to Google Drive

Way 3. Migrate SharePoint to Google Drive Quickly by Cloud Transfer

Except for using the manual method or Microsoft service to transfer files from SharePoint Online to Google Drive with a few complicated steps, you can also try to use a free and professional third-party multiple cloud storage manager called MultCloud to migrate your SharePoint Online to Google Drive with a single click and simple steps on a well-designed and secure website.

  • One-key data transfer and team migration: You can use Cloud Transfer, Cloud Sync, and Cloud Backup to transfer files between clouds by clicking once. Or you can use Team Transfer to migrate your team between clouds with auto-matched sub-accounts.
  • Superfast transfer speed with offline ability: MultCloud offers industry-leading data transfer speed and can perform tasks even without turning on your device.
  • More than 30 major cloud services are supported: Personal and business clouds like Google Drive, Google Workspace, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint, OneDrive, Dropbox, Dropbox Business, Amazon S3, Wasabi, FTP, NAS, etc. can all be added for free.
  • Access and manage all clouds in an easy-to-use and safe interface: You can easily switch between clouds from the “My Cloud Drive” list and upload, download, delete, rename, preview, cut, copy, or share files with clouds directly in MultCloud.

Now you can use the Cloud Transfer function and follow the simple steps below to easily migrate from SharePoint Online to Google Drive without any risk of data loss.

Step 1. Create an account and log in to the MultCloud interface.

Step 2. Click the “Add Cloud” button and choose the SharePoint icon. Then log in to your SharePoint account in the pop-up window to add it to MultCloud.

Step 3. Add your personal Google Drive or Google Workspace account to MultCloud in the same way. (Here we take Google Drive as an example.)

Add Google Drive and SharePoint Online to MultCloud
Add Google Drive and SharePoint Online to MultCloud

Step 4. On the Cloud Transfer page, select SharePoint or a documents library of a SharePoint site as the source, then select Google Drive or a folder in it as the destination.

Step 5. Click “Transfer Now” and MultCloud will transfer files from SharePoint to Google Drive immediately or as planned.

Migrate SharePoint Online to Google Drive by Cloud Transfer
Migrate SharePoint Online to Google Drive by Cloud Transfer

Tips:

  • By subscribing MultCloud, you will get more data traffic, lightning-fast data transfer speed, and be able to use great functions like Filter and Schedule.
  • There are so many choices that you can set up with your Cloud Transfer task in the “Options”.
  • You can choose a specific time in the “Schedule” to let MultCloud automatically perform the same task daily, weekly, or monthly.
MultCloud Cloud Transfer Options
MultCloud Cloud Transfer Options
MultCloud Cloud Transfer Schedule
MultCloud Cloud Transfer Schedule

Conclusion

With this complete guide on how to migrate SharePoint to Google Drive easily, you can choose a way that can best meet your needs and follow through the steps to complete the migration of SharePoint to Google Drive at once.

Besides, even though Google Drive allows you to share cloud files with others, you could still use MultCloud to share Google Drive folder with non-Gmail users securely. Because MultCloud offers three safe sharing options, including Public Share, Source Share, and Private Share (with password), for you to share cloud files with anyone you want.

MultCloud Supports Clouds

Multcloud Key Features