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. Even though they are very well known cloud storage services, many people are not particularly familiar with their features. Below you will see the differences between these two services.
|Premium Storage||100 GB – 30 TB||1 – 2 TB (unlimited amount for business subscriptions)|
|Security||128-bit encryption||256-bit encryption|
|Pricing for 2 TB||$99.99 (annual)||$119.88 (annual)|
|Sync||Downloads and uploads the entire document to sync it||Sync changes to the file in blocks, it's much faster|
|Desktop app||Windows, macOS||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Mobile app||Android, iOS||Android, iOS|
|User count||Approx one billion||Over 500 million|
Since these two cloud drives each have their own advantages, it is difficult to make a choice. If you have both Google Drive and Dropbox and want to sync from Google Drive to Dropbox; or sync Dropbox to Google Drive, then you will get 2 best ways to do it for free from this article.
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.
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.
- 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. In detail, here are what MultCloud can do for you.
- Transfer Files from Google Drive to Dropbox.
- Sync Google Drive files with Dropbox.
- Manage multiple Dropbox and Google Drive accounts in one place.
- Transfer unlimited data in one go.
Next, you'll learn how to use MultCloud to backup Google Drive to Dropbox.
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 “Log in”.
Step 2. Add Clouds to MultCloud
Add Google Drive account in MultCloud. And then, add Dropbox account in MultCloud.
Step 3. Sync Google Drive to Dropbox with "Cloud Sync"
Click “Cloud Sync” to enter the following window.
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.
- 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".
- 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 click on "Task List" to manage your sync 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".