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[Solved] How to Sync from Dropbox to Google Drive?

This article will introduce you two free ways to sync files between Dropbox and Google Drive. Read it and find the one that suits you most.

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Sep 30, 2019 | 4 mins read

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You Need to Know before Learning How to Sync from Dropbox to Google Drive

What is Dropbox?

Dropbox was created in 2007 and allowed users to save all stored files of all devices you own. With it, users can easily access their files using any of their devices as long as they are connected to the Internet. Dropbox gives users 2GB of free storage, and users can get extra space by inviting others to join this program. Each successful invitation will increase the capacity of 500MB. However, the capacity added by invitation is limited to 16 GB.

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is considered as a file storage, and it can also store all the files you have and sync them on your device. In addition, it allows you to edit any spreadsheets, documents, etc. and save them directly to your Google Drive. Google Drive provides users with 15GB of free storage, and if users need more space, they can choose to pay for more space.


Sync from Dropbox to Google Drive
Sync from Dropbox to Google Drive

Why Sync from Dropbox to Google Drive?

As you know, Dropbox and Google Drive are two most popular types of cloud drives. According to their price, space, and features, you may have these two cloud drives at the same time. Since Google Drive provides more free space than Dropbox, offers advanced search and cheaper prices, there are many users looking for ways to easily migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive for viewing and using all files on Google Drive better. In this article, we’ll show you how to sync files between Dropbox and Google Drive in two ways.

How to Synchronize Dropbox with Google Drive?

Solution 1: Sync file from Dropbox to Google Drive by Downloading & Uploading

The traditional way to synchronize Dropbox with Google Drive is to download the files and then re-upload them. This means you need to download the files from Dropbox on computer and then upload them back to Google drive.

Step 1. Sign into Dropbox. On Dropbox page, click “My Files” option, select the files you want to sync and hit “Download” button. The downloading process will begin immediately.


Download from Dropbox
Download from Dropbox

Step 2. Now log in your Google Drive account, click “My Drive” and hit “Upload Files”, then the window of your files will appear. Select the files you just downloaded from Dropbox and upload them, then you’ll find the files you uploaded in Google Drive.


Upload Files to Google Drive
Upload Files to Google Drive

Note: This method relies on the speed of your network, and the network speed will affect the total time of downloading and uploading. Even when the device is powered off, the downloading and uploading process will be interrupted at once.

Solution 2: Sync from Dropbox to Google Drive with MultCloud

As you can see, this traditional way works when you have fewer files and you don't need to synchronize files between cloud drives often. So, if you need to move a lot of files, and you need to synchronize files on two cloud drives frequently, is there a simpler and more straightforward method?

To move from Dropbox to Google Drive in a simpler and more straightforward way, MultCloud is the perfect choice to help you achieve this. It is an integrated multi cloud manager that helps you manage multiple cloud drives such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, iCloud, and pCloud with one login. Check out some of its features:

  • Cloud sync feature enables you to sync Dropbox with Google Drive easily and directly.
  • Support for syncing files straightly from Dropbox to Google Drive without downloading files to your computer and re-uploading again and again.
  • MultCloud offers eight synchronization methods: Simple Sync, Two-way Sync, Mirror Sync, Move Sync, Cumulative Sync, Update Sync, Incremental Backup Sync and All Backup Sync, and allows you to schedule the sync task to sync files automatically.
  • It also supports syncing files between other cloud drives, such as OneDrive, Box, iCloud, pCloud and more.
  • The entire synchronization process runs on the MultCloud server without worrying about the connection or speed of the network.
  • 100% privacy and security guarantee assures that your drive account and all your files stay absolutely safe and secure.

Now let's sign up for a MultCloud account for free and follow the steps to migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive.

Step 1. Create a MultCloud account for free, or you can click “Experience without signing up”.


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Sign Up

Step 2. Add your Dropbox and Google Drive account in MultCloud.


Add Google Drive and Dropbox
Add Google Drive and Dropbox

Step 3. Click "Cloud Sync" to go to the following window.


Cloud Sync
Cloud Sync

Step 4. Click "CLICK SOURCE" to select Dropbox as the source, then click "CLICK DESTINATION" to choose Google drive as the destination. Finally, click "Sync Now" to start the sync task.


Sync Dropbox to Google Drive
Sync Dropbox to Google Drive

Notes:

  • By clicking “Schedule” option, you can set the time to start the sync task, including customize the time, or daily, weekly, and monthly.
  • The "Email" option allows you to set up an email notification about the result of the sync when the sync task is completed.

Final Words

In summary, if you need to sync from Dropbox to Google Drive, you can realize that the application MultCloud is a good choice and an easier way to help you sync Dropbox directly to Google Drive. In fact, MultCloud has other useful features, for example, it allows you to access and manage multiple cloud storage accounts/services free at one place, and move files from one cloud drive to another seamlessly.

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