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2 Ways to Migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive

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Apr. 13, 2020 | 3 mins read

Author Delores

Delores

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Migrating from Dropbox to Google Drive is very easy with 2 free ways introduced in this article. One is the common way: Download and Upload, another one is a brand new way: Transfer from Dropbox to Google Drive with MultCloud, a free web-based cloud to cloud file transfer service. Select one method that you are most interested in to perform the operation.

Why Change to Google Drive?


Google Drive
Google Drive

Nowadays, many users prefer to use Dropbox as a cloud storage tool to save pictures, videos, documents, etc because it offers many advanced features like retrieving files you deleted, keeping unlimited versions of your document for 30 days and it does not count toward the total storage space you are allowed.

However, as Dropbox only starts with 2GB of storage for the free user while Google Drive that has the similar features of Dropbox but offers 15 GB storage space for the free user. Therefore, many users prefer to select Google Drive as the destination to save files when they run out the free space of Dropbox.

After selecting Google Drive as the storage, a problem has appeared: how to transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive safely and quickly? Continue to read the following parts, you will find two solutions to help you move files from Dropbox to Google Drive.

Way 1: Migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive with Download and Upload

Step 1. Log in your Dropbox account.
Step 2. Create one folder to save all your Dropbox files.
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 Google Drive account.
Step 5. Click “Upload” button to upload that .zip file to your Google Drive and wait for the process to complete.


Upload Files to Google Drive
Upload Files to Google Drive

Notes:

  • The new folder will become a .zip file after it’s downloaded to the local PC.
  • If you want to upload folder to your Google Drive, you need to extract that.zip file first.

Following above steps, you can realize migrating from Dropbox to Google Drive easily. But if your data size is a little bit large, then it takes time to complete the task. You cannot close the page until the process is complete and the time it takes to transfer depends on the network.

So is there any way that can move Dropbox to Google Drive without encountering above situations? Sure, read the following parts to find a new way with MultCloud.

Way 2: Transfer from Dropbox to Google Drive with MultCloud

MultCloud is a FREE web-based cloud manager tool that supports dozens of mainstream cloud providers, including Dropbox, Dropbox for Business, Google Drive, G Suite, Onedrive, Mega, etc to transfer files among clouds directly without using the manual way Download and Upload from one place with one account.

It not only has a clear and easy to use interface, but also has a competitive transfer speed to transfer files, which help users save a lot of time to do this job.

Read below part to learn how MultCloud help migrate data from Dropbox to Google Drive.

Step 1. Create a MultCloud account

Since MultCloud is a free web app tool, to use it, you need to create one MultCloud account first before doing the operation.


Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. Add Clouds

Click “Add Cloud Drives” and authorize your Dropbox and Google Drive to MultCloud.


Add Google Drive and Dropbox
Add Dropbox and Google Drive

Step 3. Migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive

Create a Cloud Transfer task. Select Dropbox as the source, select Google Drive as the destination, click “Transfer Now” and wait for the process to complete.


Migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive
Copy Dropbox to Google Drive

Notes:

  • If you are not going to migrate all files under Dropbox to Google Drive, just select the folder you need to transfer under Dropbox as the source.
  • "Cloud Transfer" feature can also help migrate from Dropbox for Business to G Suite if you are an enterprise user.

Summary

Following any way above can help migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive easily. If you perfer to use way 2 with MultCloud, when the task starts, you can close the webpage and even shut down the PC because MultCloud can transfer files at the background.

In addition to "Cloud Transfer" feature, MultCloud also has "Cloud Explorer" and "Cloud Sync" feature. If you want to upload files to google drive via FTP, you can make full use of "Cloud Explorer" feature; if you want to Sync Google Drive with Dropbox, you can use "Cloud Sync" feature.



FAQ:

Can I transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive?

Sure, there are 2 ways to do it. First, you can download files from Dropbox manually to your local PC and then upload them to your Google Drive. Second, you can rely on "Cloud Transfer" function with MultCloud, which can help migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive directly without downloading and uploading manually.

How long does it take to migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive?

The migration depends on the size of your data. In addition to this, the speed of the migration varies depending on many factors, such as vendor-induced file transfer speed throttling and folder structure.

How much will I be charged if I want to transfer Dropbox to Google Drive?

Please check the pricing page and choose a plan that suits your data requirements. If you are not sure which plan suits you most, you can contact our Support team.

Does MultCloud support migrating users from Dropobox to Google Drive?

Sure, MultCloud not only supports transferring files from one cloud to another but also support transferring team members to another cloud. In addition to single-user data migration, MultCloud also supports multiple user's migration between Dropbox and Google Drive.

Does MultCloud store user data?

Please rest assured that MultCloud does not store any of your data. It's like a transfer channel and all your data is stored on your cloud drive. That is to say, your data is managed by yourself not us

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