Nowadays, cloud storage tools including Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, MEGA, Flickr, etc are becoming more and more popular to help users save files, documents, pictures, projects, etc. To avoid data loss, we might need to select suitable cloud among these clouds to save important files and data. Dropbox and OneDrive are both excellent cloud drives and many users have signed up more than one cloud to save data due to the unique features each cloud storage service has.

Why Move Files from Dropbox to OneDrive?


Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. It offers 2 GB free storage space for free uses and users can gain more free storage space by inviting people.

OneDrive, known as SkyDrive was made by Microsoft. This cloud storage is a good option for those who like to keep things simple. It has been integrated into Windows 8 and higher. Also, OneDrive can be also installed on the cellphone. The most important one is it offers 5 GB of storage for free to save data.

Since OneDrive has obvious advantages over Dropbox-like cheaper price and more free space, there are many users seeking for ways to sync from Dropbox to OneDrive with ease. In this article, we will show you how to copy files from Dropbox to OneDrive in two free methods.

How to Move from Dropbox to OneDrive?

Method 1. Migrate Files between Dropbox and OneDrive by Downloading and Uploading

Step 1. Sign in your Dropbox account.
Step 2. Click “Files”, select the files you want to move, and click the “Download” button to download these files to your computer.

Download from Dropbox
Download from Dropbox

Step 3. Sign in your OneDrive account.
Step 4. Click “Upload” button and select files downloaded on your PC to upload them to your OneDrive account.

Upload under OneDrive
Upload under OneDrive


  • You should be patience. The size of the files being downloaded will affect the time.
  • Your Internet connection also affect the download speed.
  • You cannot close the page otherwise everything will start from scratch.

Using this method can help move files from Dropbox to OneDrive but it may take some time to complete if you have a lot of files to transfer. To move from Dropbox to OneDrive in an easier and simpler way, MultCloud is definitely a great choice to help you make it.

Method 2. Copy Dropbox to OneDrive with MultCloud

MultCloud is a FREE cloud to cloud file transfer manager tool based on the web that can help users manage multiple cloud drives into one place and transfer files across cloud drives directly without downloading and uploading.

It supports more than 30 cloud drives at present including Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, MEGA, Flickr, Google Photos, etc. Below parts will guide you on how to move Dropbox files to OneDrive step by step.

Step 1. Create one MultCloud account. If you do not want to create it, you could click “Experience without signing up” option to get a temp account to have a try.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. Add Dropbox and OneDrive accounts to MultCloud by clicking “Add Cloud Drives”.

Add Dropbox and OneDrive
Add Dropbox and OneDrive

Step 3. Create one “Cloud Transfer” task to transfer from Dropbox to OneDrive. Click “Cloud Transfer” button, select directory you want to move as the source, click destination under OneDrive as the target, click “Transfer Now” and wait for the process to complete.

Move Files from Dropbox to OneDrive
Migrate between Dropbox to OneDrive


  • If you want to move entire Dropbox to OneDrive, you can select Dropbox as the source when creating the transfer task.
  • Be sure to have enough cloud storage to store your files. If the space is not sufficient, the transfer will fail.
  • If you want to exclude some files during transfer process, you could upgrade your account to premium account so you can use “Filter” feature.
  • Filter
  • After upgrading your account to premium account, you will enjoy faster transfer speed compared to the free account because MultCloud uses10 threads to transfer your files at once.
  • As long as the task starts, you can close the page and even shut down your PC because MultCloud can run your task in the background.


You can move files from Dropbox to OneDrive finally through above methods. If you prefer to use the second method, you may find it’s not an application but a web-page tool and it won’t ask you to use download and upload process to transfer files. So it’s very easy to use. In addition to “Cloud Transfer” feature, it also has “Cloud Explorer” and “Cloud Sync” features.

For “Cloud Explorer”, you can do many operations including “Cut”, “Move”, “Download”, “Upload”, “Share”, “Delete”, “Rename”, etc like you are doing the operations on your cloud. If you want to upload to Google Drive from URL, you can use it.

For “Cloud Sync”, it allows you to create sync relationships between clouds. It supports one-way sync and two-way sync modes now. For example, if you want to sync from Google Photos to OneDrive, you can make full use of “Cloud Sync” feature.

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