User Case: How Can I Sync Box with Google Drive?

"I want to back up files of Box to Google Drive, but I don't know how to sync my files from Box to Google Drive directly. Can anyone help me?"

Today, most users choose to use the cloud to store and back up their files. Box and Google Drive are two big brands in the field of cloud services. We also know that Box provides users with 10 GB of free storage, and Google Drive provides users with 15 GB of free storage. According to the size of free storage space, many users will choose Google Drive as the main cloud drive to save files, data, pictures, documents, etc. But there still exists the same problem as the users mentioned above: Is there any way to manage the files and sync the data stored in the Box to Google Drive with a larger space?

Sync Box with Google Drive
Sync Box with Google Drive

The answer is absolutely yes! In the following part, I will focus on showing you how to sync Box and Google Drive. Now let's start with the most basic method.

Solution 1. The Manual Way via Downloading and Re-uploading

Step 1. Sign in your Box account.
Step 2. Select the file you want to sync and right-click “Download” to download the files to your computer.

Download from Box
Download from Box

Step 3. Sign in Google Drive account, click “My Drive” option and hit “Upload Files” button.

Upload Files to Google Drive
Upload Files to Google Drive

Note: Most users who are accustomed to using cloud services can store a large amount of data. However, using this traditional method to continuously download and upload a lot of files must be a laborious and time-consuming task. Besides, the downloading and uploading process depends on the speed of the network, so many users are looking for a quicker and easier way to achieve file sync between Box and Google Drive. Don't worry, here is another way which may help you.

Solution 2. Extremely Easy Way without Downloading and Uploading

To easily sync Box and Google Drive, MultCloud is definitely a great choice to help you achieve this. It is multiple cloud storage manager that helps you manage multiple cloud drives with one login, such as Google Drive, G Suite, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Dropbox, Dropbox Business, Box, Amazon S3 and many other popular cloud drives. Look at some of its features:

  • Supports syncing files directly from Box to Google Drive without having to download files to your computer and then upload them;
  • The entire process runs on the server of MultCloud, so it will never store any of your data, and the entire process is very secure;
  • The transfer speed is fast, if you have many files to sync, it will save you a lot of time;
  • You can close the page or even shut down your computer immediately when the sync task starts, because MultCloud can run tasks in the background;
  • Most importantly, this tool is completely FREE!

Now you can create a MultCloud account for free, or you can click “Experience without signing up” and then follow the steps below to sync files from Box to Google Drive.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 1. Add your Box and Google Drive accounts in MultCloud.

Add Box and Google Drive
Add Box and Dropbox to MultCloud

Step 2. Click “Cloud Sync” and you will see the interface as shown below:

Cloud Sync
Cloud Sync

Step 3. Choose Box and Google Drive as the source and the destination. Then click “Sync Now”.

Sync Box and Google Drive
Sync Box and Google Drive

Just need 3 simple steps, you’ll find all your files in Box will be in Google Drive.

The Bottom Line

The above is a complete guide to sync Box and Google Drive. Each method can achieve sync tasks, although we can see that using the cloud file manager MultCloud is the easiest and most straightforward method. In addition to the "Cloud Sync", MultCloud has two other main features: "Cloud Explorer" and "Cloud Transfer", helping you manage multiple cloud services in one place for free and transfer various files from one cloud drive to another cloud drive seamlessly, such as migrating files from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business and achieving OneDrive to OneDrive for Business migration.

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