Why Need to Sync Amazon S3 to OneDrive?

Cloud drive changes the way of storing data and files, which means that our files will not lose due to device loss, virus attacks or USB crashes. Today, there are some popular cloud drives, such as Google Drive, OneDrive and Amazon S3, which have millions of users. At the same time, most users have multiple cloud drive accounts. And some of the users use two cloud drives like OneDrive and Amazon S3 together to store files online. But obviously, it is not easy to manage all the files among different cloud services.

So there is a question: How can you find and use data stored in Amazon S3 when using OneDrive? In fact, the best method is to sync files between Amazon S3 and OneDrive so as to merge the data from both clouds. In this way, you can easily access Amazon S3 data in OneDrive at any time. Next, in this article, you'll learn about two free ways to synchronize Amazon S3 to OneDrive. Let’s take a look.

Sync between Amazon S3 and OneDrive
Sync between Amazon S3 and OneDrive

2 Free Ways: Sync Amazon S3 to OneDrive Easily

Generally, you can achieve the Amazon S3 and OneDrive sync via the following two methods. Let's see one by one and choose a proper method for your actual requirements.

1. Sync Amazon S3 with OneDrive via Downloading and Uploading

This is a traditional way to do Amazon S3 and OneDrive synchronization. You should download files from Amazon S3 and then upload them to OneDrive. The following is the detailed steps:

Step 1. Open the browser and log in your Amazon S3 and OneDrive accounts respectively.
Step 2. On Amazon S3 page: Below the Objects & Folders list, choose files you need to sync and select “Download” in the right-click menu.

Download Files from Amazon S3
Download Files from Amazon S3

Step 3. On OneDrive page: Click the "Upload" button to add the files downloaded from Amazon S3 to OneDrive.

Upload Files to OneDrive
Upload Files to OneDrive

Note: The files you download from Amazon S3 will be kept in the folder of browser on your computer.

This method is not difficult to operate, but the process is long and tedious, which is suitable for such situations that you don’t sync files frequently and there is not much data you want to sync. And this method can be extremely time-consuming and labor-intensive when you need to sync cloud drive files frequently or synchronize a large number of files between clouds, because the speed of downloading and uploading depends on your network and the size of files.

2: Sync Amazon S3 to OneDrive Effortlessly with MultCloud

Want to find a better way to migrate from Amazon S3 to OneDrive without the downloading and uploading process? Here, we'll show you an impressive tool called MultCloud that can help you achieve it in a simple way.

MultCloud supports direct sync of Amazon S3 and OneDrive without the need to download and upload, which makes it easy to move files between cloud services. MultCloud helps you to manage multiple cloud drives with one login, such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, pCloud, Amazon S3, Box, and more. And it enables you to transfer, sync or backup cloud files directly from one cloud drive to another. More importantly, all data is totally secure during trasnfer process.

Now just sign up MultCloud for free and follow the steps below to easily sync files from Amazon S3 to OneDrive.

Step 1. On the homepage of MultCloud: Click "Add Cloud" to add your Amazon S3 and OneDrive accounts in MultCloud.

Add OneDrive and Amazon S3 to MultCloud
Add OneDrive and Amazon S3 to MultCloud

Step 2. Click “Cloud Sync” and choose Amazon S3 and OneDrive as your source and target cloud drive respectively.

Sync Amazon S3 to OneDrive in MultCloud
Sync Amazon S3 to OneDrive in MultCloud

Step 3. Click "Options" to choose a sync mode which can best suit your demand from 9 multifunctional sync modes.

Choose Sync Modes in MultCloud
Choose Sync Modes in MultCloud

How the different Sync Modes work:

  • Real Time Sync: whenever data changes in the source directory are detected, they will be synced to the target directory automatically.
  • Mirror Sync: files in the source and target directories are always the same (MultCloud will delete the extra files in the target directory).
  • Move Sync: delete the files in the source directory when the sync task is finished.
  • Update Sync: all files in the target directory will be deleted firstly, and added and modified files in the source directory will be transferred to the target directory.
  • Cumulative Sync: when deleting the files in the source directory, the same files won't be removed from the target directory.
  • Incremental Sync: whenever the sync starts, a new sub-directory will be created in the target directory for receiving and storing any added or modified files from the source directory.

Step 4. Click on "Sync Now" to create a sync task to move from Amazon S3 to OneDrive immediately.

If you want to sync any changes in the Amazon S3 to Google Drive automatically, you can go for the "Real Time Sync". Besides, it offers the "Two Way Sync", which means any added, modified and deleted files in the source or target directory will be replicated to the each other. Namely, the files in the source and target directories are always the same. If you want to enjoy the advanced sync modes, including Incremental Sync, Cumulative Sync, Move Sync, Mirror Sync, Update Sync, and Full Backup Sync, please upgraded your plan.


  • After starting the sync task, you can close the website or your device. Because MultCloud is able to run your task in background.
  • If you want to sync files from Amazon S3 to OneDrive continuously, you can set daily, weekly, or monthly "Schedule" to let MultCloud perform the sync task automatically.

The Bottom Line

By reading this article, you may already know how to sync Amazon S3 to OneDrive in the traditional way and with MultCloud. Actually, MultCloud is definitely a great tool for managing multiple cloud drives in one place and it has three main features: Cloud File Management, Cloud Transfer, and Cloud Sync.

In Cloud File Management, it can help you manage your cloud drives in one place with basic functions like Upload, Download, Copy, Remote Uoload, Share, sub-accounts, etc.

In Cloud Transfer, it helps you move files across various clouds without having to download and upload. If you're looking for the way to migrate files from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business, you can make full use of Cloud Transfer.

In Cloud Sync, it allows you to create seamless sync relationships between different cloud drives. It's also very easy to sync Amazon S3 to Google Drive by Cloud Sync.

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