Does Power Automate Work with Google Drive?
Yes! Power Automate can work with Google Drive because it is designed to create automated workflows across multiple applications including Google Drive. To be more convincing there are various templates on Power Automate which are relevant to Google Drive such as “Save Gmail attachments to your Google Drive”. You can also achieve Power Automate Google Drive to OneDrive migration by a ready-made template.
Let’s talk about Power Automate before using it. As said before, it is a tool offered by Microsoft that helps you automate repetitive manual tasks like collecting data from forms or sending emails without any programming skills. Power Automate supports all Office 365 applications and about 150 standard connectors, including Dropbox, Twitter, and YouTube. Although Power Automate is very powerful, it still has some defects. For example, the workflows may bypass data loss prevention (DLP) or other security policies.
You may want to know more about Power Automate. The next 2 sections will show you how to copy Google Drive files to OneDrive by Microsoft Power Automate and MultCloud Cloud Transfer.
How to Achieve Power Automate Google Drive to OneDrive Migration [7 Steps Involved]
It is mentioned in the first section that there is a ready-made template on Power Automate to transfer Google Drive files to OneDrive. This section is going to tell you the specific steps on how to use this template. The template is called “Copy files from Google Drive to OneDrive on a daily basis” and you may already know from the title that you can also customize the recurrence of the migration by it. The steps are as follows.
Step 1: Open Power Automate and log in to your Microsoft account.
Step 2: Click “Templates” in the left sidebar and enter the title in the search box. Then Open this template.
Step 3: Connect the flow that you will create with your Google Drive and OneDrive accounts by clicking the icons at the end of the box and logging in to the accounts in the pop-up windows. After the green ticks appear, click “Continue”.
Step 4: Adjust Interval and Frequency in Recurrence. If you don’t want to change it, keep the default settings.
Step 5: Select a folder that you want to copy files from by clicking the folder-shaped icon.
Step 6: Choose a OneDrive folder as the migration destination and a Google Drive folder to store the copied files in the “If yes” row.
Step 7: Choose a folder in Google Drive to save the copied files in the “If no” row and click “Save”. Then, Power Automate Google Drive to OneDrive migration will run automatically and comply with the recurrence you set.
Alternative to Power Automate: Google Drive to OneDrive Migration [Less Steps & Much Easier]
As you can see, the steps for realizing Power Automate Google Drive to OneDrive migration are complex. So, maybe you can find an alternative to it and here this post recommends MultCloud to you. MultCloud can also copy Google Drive files to OneDrive, but there will be fewer steps and the operations are easier.
- Cloud Transfer: Transfer files from one cloud to another without uploading and downloading.
- Cloud Sync: Sync files between clouds automatically with 10 sync modes.
- Cloud Backup: Backup and restore the files from one cloud to another cloud easily.
- Share: Keep the shared links from/to others and allow others to upload without an account.
- Remote Upload: Securely and directly download files from Torrent links or Magnet links to the cloud.
Unlike Power Automate that steps vary from template to template, the steps of MultCloud solution for migrating files from Google Drive to OneDrive can be also used in other clouds’ migration like SharePoint to G Suite migration. Therefore, you don’t need to learn additional methods when you want to migrate files between other clouds. Here this post will show you how to use MultCloud to transfer files from Google Drive to OneDrive.
Step 1: Enter MultCloud and get a new MultCloud account by clicking “Sign up Free”.
Step 2: Click “Add Cloud” in the left bar and select Google Drive and OneDrive. Then you have to log in to the cloud accounts.
Step 3: Open “Cloud Transfer” and choose Google Drive in the left box while OneDrive in the right box. Finally, all you need to do is clicking the button “Transfer Now” and your files are migrating from Google Drive to OneDrive.
Note: MultCloud also provides some Options in Cloud Transfer. Transfer Options are used to deal with repeated files during the transfer process. Email is used to send an email after the task is finished. And Filter is used to ignore or only transfer the files with the extensions you selected.
If you have a lot of files to migrate, you can upgrade to MultCloud VIP, so that you can transfer 10 files at the same time which will be much faster. Also, being a VIP, you can get more traffic except for the free 5 GB and can schedule your transfer process.
From the first section, you already know Google Drive can work with Power Automate and you must have a deeper impression of Power Automate. Also, how to achieve Power Automate Google Drive to OneDrive migration is illustrated in the post but it may be a little bit complex to do. Therefore, you may try MultCloud Cloud Transfer to migrate Google Drive files to OneDrive which will be much simpler.
MultCloud can bring you benefits not only in transferring files. You may use MultCloud Cloud Sync to automatically sync the files between Google Drive and OneDrive. With Cloud Sync, you don’t need to update the files on different clouds via uploading and downloading. Also, if you try Incremental Sync in Cloud Sync, it can even help you eliminate the repeated files and only sync files that are added or modified compared to the former version.