Dropbox and Amazon Drive which formerly known as Amazon Cloud Drive are two popular cloud services with massive users. They are totally free for users and many users even have both of them to have more free cloud storage.
But due to the limited storage of only 2 GB offered by Dropbox, users may find their Dropbox space gets full quickly. To have a larger drive space, they might choose Amazon Drive as an alternative because of its advanced features like the superior speed of downloading and uploading and unlimited storage for saving photos. In this situation, they may want to transfer files from Dropbox to Amazon Cloud Drive. So, there comes a question: how to move Dropbox to Amazon Drive? If you also have the same demand, this paper can give you some help.
In the following part, this article will introduce three solutions to help you and you can choose one based on your preference.
Traditional Way: Move Dropbox to Amazon Cloud Drive
You can follow these steps to realize migration between Dropbox and Amazon Drive through the traditional way: download and upload.
Step 1: Login your Dropbox account.
Step 2: Select all the files and click on "Download" icon to download them to your local PC.
Note: These files will be downloaded as a zip file.
Step 3: Login your Amazon Drive account.
Step 4: Step 4: Click on "Upload" icon to add the files to Amazon Drive.
Note: If you upload the zip file to Amazon Cloud Drive, you cannot open it directly. So you have to unzip the file before uploading if you want to view them on Amazon Drive.
Though you can achieve your demand through this way, it is time-wasting and annoying because you need to operate manually and you might find speed of downloading and uploading can be extremely slow because network speed will affect the process, so sometimes you need to spend a lot of time downloading and uploading.
But the good news is that you can rely on a free third-party tool called MultCloud to avoid downloading and uploading.
New Way: Move Dropbox to Amazon Cloud Drive with MultCloud
MultCloud is a free multiple cloud manager that supports 33 mainstream clouds which include Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc. MultCloud "Cloud Transfer" feature allows you to transfer or migrate Dropbox to Amazon Drive without downloading and uploading. Here is a brief instruction on how it works.
Step 1. Sign Up
MultCloud is a web-based app, you need to sign up first.
Step 2. Add Clouds
Click on "Add Clouds" icon and add Dropbox and Amazon Drive to MultCloud.
You are allowed to add one cloud at a time and you have to repeat "Add Clouds" operation if you need to add several clouds.
After adding your clouds to MultCloud, you can run them simultaneously without changing accounts.
Step 3. Transfer from Dropbox to Amazon Drive
MuktCloud offers two methods to help you copy Dropbox to Amazon Cloud Drive based on specific situation.
Method 1: Migrate Dropbox to Amazon Cloud Drive with “Cloud Explorer” Feature
First of all, you need to open up Dropbox in the “Cloud Explorer” interface. Then select the files you want to move and right click “Copy to”. Finally, select Amazon Drive as the destination and click on “Transfer” to complete the task.
Method 2: Create Cloud Transfer Task with "Cloud Transfer" Feature
If you want to move folders or the whole storage, you can choose this method to help you. Tap “Cloud Transfer” icon and select Dropbox as the source and Amazon Drive as the destination. Then click on “ Transfer Now” button to complete the task.
The Bottom Line
If you want to move Dropbox to Amazon Cloud Drive, you can choose three solutions introduced above. Absolutely, if you have multiple clouds, besides transferring, it is possible that you need to perform some operations like synchronization. But don’t worry, MultCloud “Cloud Sync” feature also can help you sync one cloud to another easily and quickly. For example, you can quickly backup Flickr to Google Photos or sync Box to Google Drive if you want.