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How to Sync Google Drive with OneDrive Free?

Simple way to sync Google Drive to OneDrive free with the help of a safe and free cloud to cloud file transfer web app---MultCloud.

Author Vera

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Dec 5, 2019 | 4 mins read


You will find 3 free ways to help you sync data from Google Drive to OneDrive and you could choose one to perform the Google Drive and OneDeive migration based on your preference.

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Using cloud storage as a backup way is more and more popular now. Most cloud services provide the version of desktop and mobile phone for their users so that they can access these storage files whenever and wherever. It is commonly seen that one person own multiple cloud accounts in order to get maximum free storage. Google Drive and OneDrive are two of the most famous and powerful cloud services that are widely used worldwide.

Google Drive offers users 15 GB of free storage and upgrade options with charging a monthly fee. OneDrive, integrated tightly with Microsoft Office, offers 5 GB of storage space free of charge. Users could purchase additional storage separately or through subscriptions to other Microsoft services such as Office 365.

It is safe to say that having several clouds means spending more time managing them. In this situation, synchronization is a good solution to integrate multiple clouds. So is there any way to sync Google Drive with OneDrive free? Yes! The following part will introduce three ways to help you.

Basic Ways: How to Sync Google Drive with OneDrive Free?

Solution 1: Sync from Google Drive to OneDrive Using Download and Upload

This is a traditional way to sync one cloud to another. To backup Google Drive to OneDrive, you can also use this method.

Step 1: Login your Google Drive account.
Step 2: Select all the files and click on “Download” button to download them to your local storage.

Download Files from Google Drive
Download Files from Google Drive

Step 3: Login OneDrive account.
Step 4: Click on “+ New” button to add all the downloaded files to OneDrive.

But before operating with this method, there are some potential problems that you have to pay attention to:

  • The process of downloading and uploading can be extremely slow if the network speed is slow.
  • The files will be downloaded as a zip file, so you have to unzip the file before uploading if you want to upload these files separately. Thus it will cost you more time and energy.

Solution 2: Sync Google Drive with OneDrive Free with Google Takeout

Google Takeout is also called "Download your data" that allows users to export their data from Google Photos, Google Keep, YouTube, Google Drive, etc to an archive file so that users can transfer data to local PC, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive or Box. So, you can use this method to sync Google Drive and OneDrive.

Step 1: Move to the website of Google Takeout and log in.
Step 2: Select Drive to export and click on “Next step” icon to continue.

Select Google Drive
Select Google Drive


  • “Multiple formats” option allows you to choose specific formats for your archive.
  • “All Drive data included” option helps you choose specific Drive data for your archive. For example, you can choose synced data or data that is related to Google Docs user preference.

Step 3: Select “Add to OneDrive” option as the delivery method, click on "Link account and create archive" icon and accept the permissions that Google Takeout sends to you.
Step 4: Sign in your OneDrive account and move to "Files" interface and you can see the exported data from Google Photos in "Google Download Your Data" folder.

View Files in OneDrive
View Files in OneDrive

Solution 2 can help you avoid downloading and uploading but it requires the high speed and uninterrupted network or the process need to be re-started once the Internet is interrupted. So is it possible to avoid these problems? Yes! You can use a free third-party tool called MultCloud to perform the task.

Top Way: Sync Google Drive with OneDrive Free via MultCloud

Compared with Solution 1 and Solution 2, with “Cloud Sync” feature, MultCloud has prominent advantages as below.

  • No need to download and upload: as a professional multiple cloud manager, MultCloud allows you to use several clouds as the same time, so you can sync between cloud drives without downloading and uploading.
  • High speed of synchronizing: the process runs on the server of MultCloud, so you don’t have to worry about the connection or speed of network.
  • Schedule sync task: MultCloud allows you to set up a sync plan to automatically carry out syncing task in the future.

4 steps to copy from Google Drive to OneDrive below.

Step 1: Sign Up and Add Google Drive. Create a MultCloud account free and log in. Click “Add Clouds” button to choose Google Drive.

Add Google Drive
Add Google Drive to MultCloud

Step 2: Authorize Google Drive. Click “Next” button to confirm the required authorities. Edit the Display Name as you wish and click on “Add Google Drive Account”.

Authorize Google Drive
Authorize Google Drive

Step 3: Add OneDrive. Repeat previous two steps to add OneDrive to MultCloud.

Add OneDrive
Add OneDrive to MultCloud

Step 4: Sync Files from Google Drive to OneDrive with "Cloud Sync" Task. Click on the ""Cloud Sync" icon and select Google Drive as the source and OneDrive as the destination. Then click on “Sync Now” to sync from Google Drive to OneDrive.

Sync Google Drive with OneDrive Free
Sync from Google Drive to OneDrive


  • What’s more, once you settled a sync task, you can also commit it or re-edit, delete, view logs, etc. from the Task Manager.

  • Task Manager
    Task Manager
  • MultCloud provides 8 types of synchronization and if necessary, you can sync data through various ways by upgrading your account.

  • Cloud Sync Options
    Cloud Sync Options

    Last Words

    This paper introduces three solutions to sync Google Drive with OneDrive free and you can choose one method as you like. Conversely, you can also directly sync OneDrive and Google Drive with the help of MultCloud if MultCloud is your choice.

    MultCloud supports OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, FTP, MySQL MEGA and other more than 30 cloud services. Besides “Cloud Sync” feature, MultCloud also has “Cloud Transfer” and “Cloud Explorer” functions. So as long as you have cloud drives that MultCloud supports, you can realize quick remote upload to MEGA, Dropbox to OneDrive migration or upload to Google Drive form URL if necessary.

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  • Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.