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2 Free Ways to Move from Dropbox to OneDrive

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June. 05, 2020 | 3 mins read

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In this article, you’ll learn 2 free ways to transfer Dropbox to OneDrive free. Both means are accessible though, you are able to know which one will be your favorite.


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Why Move Dropbox Data to OneDrive?

Both of Dropbox and OneDrive are considered good cloud storage systems among the numerous clouds though, some cloud users choose OneDrive rather than the other as their preference, they always import their Dropbox data to OneDrive for various reasons, the top 2 of them are listed here:

1. Dropbox’s free plan offers a storage capacity of 2GB, which can be increased by referral. With each new friend you invite, the storage limit exceeds by 500 MB. Compare to Dropbox, OneDrive is more generous. It offers 5GB of free storage and if you want to invite friends, you can get 1GB of storage for each.

2. For Windows users, the new version of Windows System integrates OneDrive and absorbs it into its OS. So when running Office, you could also open the documents stored in OneDrive and edit them directly.

The Old Way to Import Dropbox Data to OneDrive

Driven by the above two top reasons, you will start to move from Dropbox to OneDrive. And when that happens, the first thought that crosses your mind is definitely the old one, as well as the common one, downloading and uploading:

1. On your browser, sign in to your Dropbox account.
2. To package all your Dropbox files and folders into one place, you need to create a new folder in your Dropbox in advance.
3. Check all files & folders you want to move in your Dropbox and "Move" them to the new folder.


Move Files to the New Folder
Move Files to the New Folder

4. After the move is done, click the drop-down menu of the new folder. Then, select the "Download" option to sync the new folder to your local drive.
5. Log into your OneDrive account and click the "Upload" button to upload the new folder on your computer.


Upload New Folder to OneDrive
Upload New Folder to OneDrive

Notes:

  • The process to move groups of files is quite similar. You download the folder from Dropbox and copy it to OneDrive. However, Dropbox automatically packages the folder into a compressed (zipped) one when downloading to your hard drive. This means that you will need to perform an extra step— extracting the compressed folder before copying them to OneDrive.
  • For the step 5, you could also directly Drag and drop to upload your new folder to OneDrive.

This way is the commonly used one though, it really a time-consuming process from the beginning to the end, because you have to perform the whole operation manually on your computer.

[HOT] The New Way to Move from Dropbox to OneDrive

Since the old way is somewhat laborious when migrating Dropbox to OneDrive, the new one that works online is really an assistant for you. And this method can be achieved by drawing support from a FREE cloud storage manager, MultCloud.

Under the premise of ensuring data security, MultCloud can manage up to 30 kinds of clouds online in one room, and one more thing is that it also allows you to carry out your data transfer between different accounts of the same cloud. And the most useful thing for you is that its folders-transfer in one click enables the folders transfer between clouds faster. And its background transmission also helps a lot, so that once your task is activated, you can get rid of your network, a powerful off-line transfer feature, right?

Here, with the help of MultCloud, to be continued, the new way will be presented.

Step 1. Sign Up and Sign In

Before starting all operations, the only thing you have to do is sign up and sign in your own MultCloud account.


Sign Up
Sign Up

Notes:

  • You could Experience without signing for free, in this way, the system will generate automatically an account and a password for you.
  • You could log in with Facebook or Google account to skip the sign-up step.

Step 2. Add Dropbox and OneDrive

After logging in to your MultCloud, you need to add your Dropbox and OneDrive to it.

Click the "Add Clouds" in the toolbar of MultCloud, and find the Dropbox icon to check it, then click “Next” to add your Dropbox.


Add Dropbox and OneDrive
Add Dropbox and OneDrive

Notes:

  • Dropbox and OneDrive need to add to MultCloud separately.
  • The addition step of OneDrive is the same as the Dropbox.
  • If this is your first time adding Dropbox and OneDrive accounts to MultCloud, an authorization notification will pop up after the "Next" is clicked, so you need to authorize MultCloud to access your Dropbox and OneDrive, which won’t violate your data security and privacy.

Step 3. Move from Dropbox to OneDrive

After the addition is done, click the "Cloud Transfer" in the top bar, choose the Dropbox you want to move as the source and choose the target OneDrive as the destination, then click "Transfer Now" to execute your instruction.


Transfer Dropbox to OneDrive
Transfer Dropbox to OneDrive

What needs attention here is that before clicking "Transfer Now", you need to check "Delete all source files after transfer is complete" in the "Options".


Move from Dropbox to OneDrive
Move from Dropbox to OneDrive

Note: If you want to store your data in both Dropbox and OneDrive, No Need to check Delete all source files after transfer is complete in the "General" option.

Additional Tip: You can find and enter your Dropbox through Cloud Explorer, then check all Dropbox files and folders, right-click in the blank and select "Copy to", choose OneDrive as your destination in the pop-up menu, check "Move" and click "Transfer" to delete the data in your Dropbox, by this means, you could import all your Dropbox data to OneDrive as well.


Copy Dropbox to OneDrive
Copy Dropbox to OneDrive

Above all, the new way comes to an end. You could monitor, cancel, delete, or schedule your task in your Task Manager.

In the End

Based on the operation of the two methods above, you can find out that the new and the old methods form a strong contrast in both efficiency and accessibility. At this point, you should have a very clear answer to which method to choose as yours. I think you will most likely be inclined to move from Dropbox to OneDrive with the latter, the new method that is supported by MultCloud. And if you still want to learn more, here are all cloud to cloud transfer solutions in virtue of MultCloud.

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