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Can I Move Photos from Google Photos to OneDrive?

“I have stored a lot of photos on Google Photos. Now, I would like to transfer all my photos from Google Photos to OneDrive to backup these photos. But I don’t want to suffer from downloading all photos from Google Photos to local drive and then uploading them to OneDrive. How can I transfer photos to OneDrive in an easier way? Any advice will be appreciated!”

Google Photos to OneDrive
Google Photos to OneDrive

How to Move Google Photos to OneDrive?

The most common solution we can think of is to use the download-and-upload function provided by the cloud drive itself.

Solution 1. Download and Upload

Step 1. Open Google Photos official website ang log in with your Google account.
Step 2. Select multiple photos that you want to move to OneDrive.
Step 3. Click "More options" (three dots in the top-right corner) at the top right.
Step 4. Click "Download" button from the pop-up window.

Download Photos from Google Photos
Download Photos from Google Photos

Step 5. Log in your OneDrive account, select "Upload", select "Folder" and select the downloaded folder to upload.

Upload to OneDrive
Upload to OneDrive


  • When downloading pictures from Google Photos, they will be downloaded into a zip file. Before uploading to OneDrive, you need to unzip this file first.
  • This method has a limit of up to 500 images and/or videos that can be downloaded at one time. If you have more than 500 images and/or videos, you will need to repeat the process until they are all downloaded.

In addition to this method, there is a free and very easy-to-use solution, that is to use MultCloud. You will find in the following part of this article.

Solution 2. Move Google Photos to OneDrive with MultCloud

Sometimes, it is really troublesome and time-consuming to copy Google Photos to OneDrive via downloading and uploading if there are thousands of pictures to download. At this point, it is recommended to apply an online cloud file manager like MultCloud, which enables you to transfer photos between different cloud drives, including Google Photos and OneDrive.

MultCloud has an intuitive and user-friendly interface, therefore, it is very easy to use. Since it is a free web-based application, you don’t have to install additional application on your computer.

Step 1. To make use of MultCloud to move pictures from Google Photos to OneDrive, enter the official website of MultCloud, create a free account, and sign in.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. Click “Add Cloud”, choose Google Photos to add. Then add OneDrive account to MultCloud using the same way.

Add Google Photos
Add Google Photos

Note: If you have several OneDrive accounts to add, you need to sign in each account through OneDrive official website first, then go back to MultCloud to add.

Step 3. After adding Google Photos and OneDrive in MultCloud, click “Cloud Transfer” at the tool bar. In the “Cloud Transfer” interface, click “FROM” interface to select the directory you want to transfer from Google Photos and click “TO” interface to select the target directory you want to save the files to OneDrive.

Cloud Transfer
Cloud Transfer

Step 4. Having selected Google Photos as the source directory and OneDrive as destination place, you can click “Transfer Now” to commit your task.

Move Google Photos to OneDrive
Move from Google Photos to OneDrive


  • The “Options” make it possible to send email notification, exclude certain files from being transferred and etc.
  • The “Schedule” enables to perform the task once, daily, weekly or monthly.
  • MultCloud doesn't have any limits on the size and how many files can be transferred. If you have a lot of files to move, you can transfer all of them at once.

After moving Google Photos to OneDrive, click the “Task List” button to enter the interface that all tasks will be listed. Here are five options for you: Schedule, Options, Delete, and View Logs.

Cloud Transfer Success
Cloud Transfer Success


Obviously, you can move Google Photos to OneDrive easily above methods. If MultCloud is your choice, it allows you to transfer files even after the power is off. What’s more, from the main interface of MultCloud, we can know MultCloud has “Remote Upload” function and "Cloud Sync" feature in addition to "Cloud Transfer".

For “Remote Upload” function, If you want to upload to Google Drive from URL, you can use this feature. For "Cloud Sync", it can help create sync relationships across cloud drives. If you want to sync Google Photos to OneDrive, you can use "Cloud Sync".

Also, MultCloud supports "Upload", "Download", "Copy", "Copy to", "Share", “Delete” and other functions. You can do these operations like you process files through cloud drive itself, which is convenient for you to manage cloud data better.

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