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Why Sync Dropbox to Google Drive?

According to the user-friendly interface and immense features which you can get from Dropbox and Google Drive, you are very likely to use these two popular cloud drive services at the same time. By comparing some characteristics of these two clouds, you may understand that when you sync Dropbox with Google Drive, actually you gather the distinctive features from both clouds together.

  Dropbox Google Drive
Free Storage 2 GB 15 GB
Primary Upgrade Storage 1 TB: $ 9.99 per month 100 GB: $ 1.99 per month
Sync Sync changes in blocks Sync the entire document
Sharing Passwords and expiration date Normal granting permissions
File Editing Paper by Dropbox Office apps in Google form
Security 256-bit encryption 128-bit encryption
User Base 700 million 1 billion

It is obvious that Google Drive provides you with larger free storage but Dropbox offers better security, sync and sharing functions to you.

In order to benefit more from using these two clouds, it’s better for you to sync from Dropbox to Google Drive so as to backup Dropbox to Google Drive. In this way, you can make the best use of the free storage provided by Google Drive and the convenient sharing or other functions offered by Dropbox.

How to Sync Dropbox to Google Drive in Traditional Way

As complicated as you could imagine, the traditional way to sync Dropbox with Google Drive needs you to download the files which you are going to sync from Dropbox and then upload files to Google Drive manually. 

Step 1: Sign in Dropbox website.
Step 2: Tick the boxes in front of the files and folders which you want to sync.
Step 3: Click “Download” in the feature bar above.

Download Files and Folders from Dropbox
Download Files and Folders from Dropbox

Step 4: Open and sign in Google Drive website with your Google Account.
Step 5: Click the button “+New” and choose “File upload” or “Folder upload” in the dropdown menu.
Step 6: Locate the files you want to upload through the pop-up window. Then click “Open”. And the sync task is completed.

Upload Files and Folders to Google Drive
Upload Files and Folders to Google Drive

Apart from the intricate actions about uploading and downloading, you may also find other inconveniences of this method. The inconsistent and slow internet speed during transfer may bother you a lot because you can only shut down the browser after those two progresses are completed.

1. If you want to sync the whole account of your Dropbox to Google Drive, it is better to move all the files stored in Dropbox to a new folder and change the folder as a zip file before syncing.
2. Don’t be confused, the files downloaded from Dropbox will be stored in the folder created by your browser and of course be shown to you at the bottom of the browser window.

How to Sync Dropbox to Google Drive in the Simplest Way

Fortunately, you are able to sync Dropbox and Google Drive freely through the best cloud file manager, MultCloud. This service allows you to transfer, sync and backup files from cloud to cloud through a single interface without downloading and uploading.

What’s more, you can manage all your cloud drive services through MultCloud with its basic functions like Upload, Download, Copy, Cut, Delete, Preview and Rename or some unique functions like Share and Remote Upload to manage files stored in all your clouds.

1. MultCloud supports more than 30 major cloud drive services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, MEGA, etc.
2. Please feel free to manage your clouds through MultCloud since it uses OAuth authorization system supported by Google Drive and other leading clouds to access your cloud drives without recording the corresponding username and password.

Here’s how to sync and backup Dropbox to Google Drive through MultCloud.

Step 1: Sign up MultCloud with name and email. You could click “Try without signing up” to enter permanently without adding personal information.

Sign up MultCloud
Sign up MultCloud

Step 2: Click “+Add Cloud” and choose Dropbox icon. Then follow the pop-up window to allow MultCloud to access your Dropbox account.
Step 3: Repeat step 2 to add your Google Drive to MultCloud.

Add Dropbox and Google Drive to MultCloud
Add Dropbox and Google Drive to MultCloud

Step 4: Click “Cloud Sync” under “Common Tools” list.
Step 5: Click the left blank square to select a folder in Dropbox or just the whole Dropbox account in the pop-up window. Then click the purple button “OK”.
Step 6: Click the right square to select the destination of your sync or backup in Google Drive. You can choose “Multi-select” to sync Dropbox with more than one cloud drive.
Step 7: Click the purple button “Sync Now” in the lower right corner. Then the sync task is completed.

Sync Dropbox to Google Drive through MultCloud
Sync Dropbox to Google Drive through MultCloud

Tips for Sync Modes:
1. MultCloud offers 2 simple sync modes in one-way and two-way for free users. If you subscribe to a higher level, you could get another 6 excellent sync modes such as Mirror, Move, Cumulative, Update, Incremental and Full Backup Sync.  
2. If you want to keep the files in the source and target directories always the same, choose “Two-way Sync” instead of “One-way Sync”.
3. If you want to sync Dropbox and Google Drive in a more time-sensitive way, please try the new mode “Real Time Sync”.
4. If you are a premium user of MultCloud, you are allowed to have two Real-time sync tasks performing at the same time.

Cloud Sync Modes in MultCloud
Cloud Sync Modes in MultCloud

Tips for Additional Options:
1. Besides the Real Time Sync mode, you could also set daily, weekly or monthly scheduled cloud file transfer to sync Dropbox with Google Drive periodically.
2. You could let MultCloud send an email notification to you when the sync task is done.
3. To know the detailed information of your sync task, you can click “Task List” under “Common Tools” list.

Task List in MultCloud
Task List in MultCloud


Now it’s up to you to decide which way to sync Dropbox to Google Drive suits you best. In addition to sync from Dropbox to Google Drive, you could also manage files in these two clouds through the solution about how to transfer Dropbox files to Google Drive. Then you may find how simple it is to use Cloud Transfer to share files to other of your clouds without any switching action.

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