Why Move Files from SharePoint to Shared Drive?

Transfer From SharePoint to Shared Drive
Transfer From SharePoint to Shared Drive

Both SharePoint and Google Shared Drive mainly serve the business, and that means they can help you manage more files and enhance collaboration with teams.

But Shared Drive wins SharePoint Online in the following perspectives:

  1. Price: Because they serve the enterprise, users need to purchase the service plan. For the same plan as Business Standard, Shared Drive costs you $12 per month for 2TB storage, while SharePoint costs $12.5 per month for 1 TB storage.
  2. Collaboration: Google Shared Drive can build a connection with social activities by attaching the calendar, meetings, e-mails, etc. However, SharePoint Online collaborates with Microsoft, so its connection mainly focuses on files themselves like collaborating with Microsoft Office 365. Therefore, if you want your cloud to have more social functions, Shared Drive will be a better choice than SharePoint.
  3. Functions: Compared to SharePoint, Shared Drive adds more functions such as File Recovery, Offline Access, Archiving & Retention, and so on, which can provide much help for working.

If you are a SharePoint user, and you’d like to find an alternative cloud that would cost less, help you build more connections with social activities, and has additional functions, Google Shared Drive will be a good choice. That’s the reason why some people transfer their files from SharePoint Online to Shared Drive.

Move Files from SharePoint to Shared Drive by MultCloud

This part will show why MultCloud can be the best option for you to migrate files from SharePoint to Shared Drive, and other functions which you may use on different demands. It will also tell you what steps you have to follow with this method, so let’s go on. 

Advantages of MultCloud

There is no doubt that migrating masses of files from SharePoint to Google Shared Drive by downloading and uploading is a very tiresome task and will cost time, but here MultCloud can lend you a hand. It provides the services such as Cloud Transfer, Team Transfer, Cloud Sync, Cloud Backup, and others, aiming to solve time-consuming tasks in a fast and convenient way.

  • Cloud Transfer: Transfer files between clouds at a fast speed.
  • Team Transfer: Transfer files between team clouds efficiently.
  • Cloud Sync: Securely synchronize files between any cloud.
  • Cloud Backup: Back up files to other clouds and restore them.

For Example, to copy files from SharePoint Online to Shared Drive, you can achieve this by using Cloud Transfer. After you choose which files you are willing to transfer and click the “Transfer Now” button and everything is done. During the transferring process, you can even shut down the computer because MultCloud can run in the background. If you think it can do you a favor, you can sign in for free and get 5GB of traffic every month.

How to Move Files from SharePoint to Shared Drive in MultCloud

If you are a new user, you don’t have to worry about whether you are going to meet many obstacles. The following steps will be specific and can make everything clear.

Step 1: Enter MultCloud and click “Sign up Free”, and create a new account.

Step 2: Click the button “Add Cloud”. Choose SharePoint Online and Shared Drive from the right bar and you can follow the onscreen instruction to add clouds.

Add SharePoint Online to My Cloud Drives
Add SharePoint Online to My Cloud Drives

Note: According to the different usage, Google Drive, Google Shared with Me, Google Workspace, and Google Shared Drive are separated on MultCloud, so you can choose what you need to log in.

Step 3: Turn to Cloud Transfer and select the clouds that you want to transfer from/to. Files and folders in the clouds can be also transferred alone.

Select SharePoint Online and Shared Drive
Select SharePoint Online and Shared Drive

Step 4: Click “Transfer Now” and your files are moving from SharePoint Online to Shared Drive. You can check the task by opening the “Task List”. Whether the task is successful or failed, it will have a hint.

Tips:

  • If you think manually selecting files that you want to transfer is cumbersome, you can use the Filter feature in Options. By adding the file extensions, MultCloud will transfer the files with these extensions only.
  • If you want to begin the transfer process at another time without manually starting it, you can use the Schedule feature to set a preferred time. Also, you can use it to order a recurrence for the transfer process.
  • If you upgrade your account, you can use the filter to ignore files with the extensions which you added during the transfer process. More traffic and faster transferring speed will be equipped for the upgrading, too.
Transfer Schedule
Transfer Schedule

Move Files from SharePoint to Shared Drive by Common Method

You can also use the common solution for SharePoint to Google Shared Drive migration by downloading and uploading. But this way needs you to wait in front of the screen, make sure that the network is stable and your computer will not shut down suddenly.

Step 1: Log in to your SharePoint account, select the files that you want to move, and then click “Download” to download them to the local position.

Download Files from SharePoint
Download Files from SharePoint

Step 2: Log in to your Google Shared Drive account and upload the files that you downloaded from SharePoint before.

Upload Files to Shared Drive
Upload Files to Shared Drive

Other Most Concerned and Asked Questions

Except for the 2 methods of moving files from SharePoint to Shared Drive, the post will also offer 2 relevant questions and their solutions.

Can You Sync from SharePoint to a Shared Drive?

It is not difficult to sync SharePoint to Shared Drive and you can realize it through MultCloud, too. By Cloud Sync, you only need to add these 2 clouds to MultCloud and then start the sync process. Besides, you can try Real Time Sync if you want the sync process to run constantly to let the SharePoint files keep updating to your Shared Drive.

Sync from SharePoint to a Shared Drive
Sync from SharePoint to a Shared Drive

How to Copy Files from SharePoint Library to a Shared Drive

A better way comes to you which doesn't need you to open various websites for copying and pasting and that is using MultCloud "Copy to". You just need to add SharePoint and Shared Drive to MultCloud, and then click "Copy to" to move files from SharePoint to Shared Drive. The operations are quite easy and deserve a try.

Copy Files from SharePoint Library
Copy Files from SharePoint Library

Conclusion

The above 2 ways can be used to copy files from SharePoint to Shared Drive and you can use your preferred one. However, the first one is recommended because it helps you save time and it won’t much rely on the network.

The same steps can be also used to transfer files from one SharePoint to another and after you sign in and add clouds, you can skip these 2 steps. Why not try a way to make transfer easier?

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