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2 Ways to Move Files from Dropbox to Google Drive

Author Cherry

Posted by @Cherry

Jul. 17, 2020 | 3 mins read

Would like to migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive? Here in this article, you will find two free and tested ways to help transfer Dropbox to Google Drive.

Why Transfer From Dropbox to Google Drive?

With the development of technology, the cloud storage devices are more and more popular in computers. As cloud storage devices store data online, therefore, you can use the data on any computer in anywhere as long as you have access to the Internet.

Dropbox and Google Drive are two famous cloud drives and for your specially requirement, you may have more than one aforementioned cloud drive. Since both clouds have difference features, and you may want to find a tool that has the feature to move from Dropbox to Google Drive easily. Here in this post, we will show you how to transfer files between Dropbox to Google Drive.

  • Transfer Files
    Copy Dropbox to Google Drive

How Do I Move Files from Dropbox to Google Drive?

  • Traditional Way: Download and Upload

    Usually, cloud drives have the feature, download and upload, which enables users to download the files from the source cloud drive to the local PC first, and then upload these files to the target cloud. To move Dropbox to Google Drive, first, you need download files from Dropbox to the local PC first, then, re-upload them to your Google Drive. You can follow below detailed steps to achieve how to copy from Dropbox to Google Drive using download and upload method.

  • Step 1. Log in your Dropbox account and click "My Files". Select files you want to download and click "Download" button to download these files to your local PC.

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    Download from Dropbox
    Download from Dropbox

    Step 2. Log in your Google Drive account, click "My Drive" button.
    Step 3. Click "Upload Files" to upload these files downloaded from Dropbox to you Google Drive.

    Upload Files to Google Drive
    Upload Files to Google Drive

    Note: If your data size is not very large, you can use this way to move Dropbox files to Google Drive. However, this way may take a lot of time because the download and upload speed depends on the file size and the speed of the Internet.

    So is there any way that can bypass this problem? Luckily, here we will introduce a more effective way to help resolve this problem.

  • Best Way: Move Files from Dropbox to Google Drive with MultCloud

    Using download and upload to convert data from dropbox to google drive may take a lot of time, and it should be operated manually because you cannot leave the page while downloading or uploading. Fortunately, there is another way that can help you move data from Dropbox to Google drive easily. MultCloud is a great choice to help you achieve your goal.

    MultCloud-Put Multiple Cloud Drives into One
    MultCloud-Put Multiple Cloud Drives into One

    MultCloud is a free cloud storage manager, which supports cloud to cloud file transfer and it can put multiple cloud storages into one platform for managing and transferring files across clouds. You can use it to migrate Dropbox to Google Drive or other clouds. If you want to create a scheduled task, then you can do a schedule file copy.

    Now, let’s create one account with MultCloud or you can click experience without signing up if you do not want to sign up.

    Experience Without Signing Up
    Experience Without Signing Up
    1. Step 1. 
      Add Dropbox account and Google Drive account to MultCloud by clicking "Add Clouds" button.
      Add Dropbox and Google Drive
      Add Dropbox and Google Drive
    2. Step 2. 
      Create a Cloud Transfer task, select Dropbox as the source, select Google Drive as the destination, click “Transfer Now”, wait for the process to complete and you will find the transferred files from your Google Drive.
      Move Files from Dropbox to Google Drive
      Transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive

If you want to view the transfer process intuitively, here is a YouTube video that can guide step by step on how to transfer Google Drive to Dropbox directly.

Transfer Google Drive to Dropbox

Notes:

  • This video teachs you to transfer from Google Drive to Dropbox. To transfer from Dropbox to Google Drive, you need to select Dropbox as the source and select Google Drive as the destination.
  • If you do not want to transfer whole Dropbox to Google Drive, you can select the directory you need to tansfer under Dropbox as the source.

Summary

Following any way above, you can move files from Dropbox to Google Drive easily. If you find the second solution is much better, you can start to use it now. If you prefer to use the second solution, when the "Cloud Transfer" task starts, you can close the website and even shut down your PC because MultCloud can process this task in the background.

Currently, MultCloud supports more than 30 clouds including Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, MEGA, G Suite, etc. In addition to "Cloud Transfer", MultCloud also has "Cloud Explorer" and "Cloud Sync" features. If you want to copy all Google Drive files from one account to another without downloading and uploading, you can use "Cloud Explorer"; If you want to sync Google Drive with Dropbox, "Cloud Sync" might be a good choice.

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