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Easiest: How to Sync Google Drive with Dropbox without Efforts?

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Posted by @MultCloud

Sep. 25, 2020 | 3 mins read

Here in this article, you will find two ways to sync from Google Drive to Dropbox easily. One way is the traditional way--- "Download and Upload" and another one is a more efficient way, MultCloud, a free web-based cloud file transfer manager app to help move from Google Drive to Dropbox.

Why Sync Google Drive and Dropbox?

As you know, Google Drive and Dropbox are two popular cloud drives. They are different in many aspects, including price, volume, features, performance etc, thus you may have the two clouds. Under such circumstance, it is possible that you want to give up one and transfer all files to another drive or backup files in one drive to another. Based on your specific situation, you can choose to move Google Drive files to Dropbox or sync Dropbox files to Google Drive.

But, there's a question on how to achieve syncing Google Drive with Dropbox or Dropbox to Google Drive. Keep reading to the post below and you will learn 2 free ways to realize moving files from Dropbox to Google Drive or Google Drive to Dropbox. We will take syncing from Google Drive to Dropbox as an example.

How to Sync Google Drive with Dropbox in Traditional Way?

The traditional way to sync between Google Drive and Dropbox is to use the "Download" and "Upload" method. In other words, you need to download files you need from Google Drive to your local drive first, then upload them manually to the destination Dropbox account. Following below steps to complete the operation.

Step 1. Sign in your Google Drive account.
Step 2. Select files or folders you want to download, select "Download" button from the drop-down window and wait for the process to complete.

Download Files from Google Drive
Download Files from Google Drive

Step 3. Sign in your Dropbox account, click "Upload Files" button and select files downloaded to your local drive to upload them to your Dropbox account.

Upload Files under Dropbox
Upload Files under Dropbox


  • After downloading the folders to your PC, they will be converted to the corresponding filename.zip files.
  • If you want to upload folders directly to your Dropbox account, then you need to extract them first.

It is available to sync files between Google Drive and Dropbox using download and upload feature. However, the whole process can be energy-consuming and time-wasting. You cannot close the page until the process is complete and the most important one is that the time it takes depends on the Internet. So is there any tool that has the feature to bypass above situation?

How to Sync Google Drive with Dropbox in Efficient Way?

Here a FREE web-based cloud storage manager, MultCloud, is highly recommended, which enables you to sync files across clouds directly without downloading and uploading. Currently, it covers more than 30 leading clouds, which could help you manage multiple cloud accounts in one platform and sync files from one cloud to another in one click. Then, have a closer look at how to backup Google Drive to Dropbox using MultCloud.

Step 1. Create One MultCloud Account

Create a MultCloud account freely and Sign in. If you already have a MultCloud account, you can directly click “Sign in”.

Create an account
Create an account

Step 2. Add Clouds to MultCloud

Add Google Drive account in MultCloud. And then, add Dropbox account in MultCloud.

Add Google Drive and Dropbox
Add Google Drive and Dropbox

Step 3. Sync Google Drive to Dropbox with "Cloud Sync"

Click “Cloud Sync” to enter the following window.

Cloud Sync
Cloud Sync

Step 4. Apply Goolge Drive with Dropbox Sync Task

Click “CLICK SOURCE” to add Google Drive as the source and click “CLICK DESTINATION” to add Dropbox as the destination. Then, click Sync Now to commit sync task.

Select Source Cloud and Destination Cloud
Select Source Cloud and Destination Cloud


  • Click “Options” in the pop-up window under “General” tab, you could choose your favorite one among different sync modes. For "One-way Sync", you can choose from Simple Sync, Mirror Sync, Move Sync, Cumulative Sync, Update Sync, Incremental Backup Sync and Full Backup Sync. If you need replicate added, modified and deleted files in the source directory to the target directory and replicated, modified and deleted files in the target directory to source directly, choose "Two-way sync".

  • Cloud Sync Options
    Cloud Sync Options
  • Under “Email” tab, you could enable "Email Notification" so you will receive the email notification no matter the task is complete or not.
  • Under “Filter” tab, you could also specify the files that you need to exclude or include.

After syncing process is complete, you could enter the Task Manager to manage your sync task.

Manage Task
Manage Task

Wrap Things Up

Following any way above, it can help you sync Google Drive with Dropbox easily. If you prefer to use the second method with MultCloud, you may find it has many advanced features including "Cloud Transfer", "Cloud Sync", "Cloud Explorer", etc. For instance, you can migrate from Dropbox to OneDrive with "Cloud Transfer" and manage multiple OneDrive accounts on same PC with "Cloud Explorer".

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