Why Sync Google Drive and Dropbox?
As you know, Google Drive and Dropbox are two popular cloud drives. They are different in many aspects, such as price, size, function, performance, etc. Some users choose between these two cloud drives due to service differences, and some users simply use these two cloud drives at the same time to achieve complementary functions.
In order to give you a better understanding of the differences between these two cloud storage services, this article lists a few points for reference only.
|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 are just for a data backup, both Google Drive and Dropbox can meet your needs, whether it is syncing Google Drive to Dropbox or syncing Dropbox to Google Drive.
If you have the above-mentioned needs, 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.
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?
Sync Google Drive with Dropbox in Efficient Way
Here a FREE web-based multiple 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.
- Download files to cloud drives by parsing torrent files or magnet links.
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 Google Drive with Dropbox Sync Task
Click “FROM” interface to add Google Drive as the source and click “TO” interface 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 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". If you want to sync faster, "Real Time Sync" is a good choice.
- 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, you may find MultCloud has many advanced features including "Cloud Transfer", "Cloud Sync", "Remote Upload", etc.
With the features mentioned above, you can migrate from Dropbox to OneDrive with "Cloud Transfer" and manage multiple OneDrive accounts on same PC with other features, such as “Share”, “Download”, “Preview”, “Copy” or “Copy to” and so on.