Why Sync Photos from Onedrive to Google Photos?

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Onedrive is a cloud storage developed by Microsoft which offers 5GB storage space for a free user. You can store your movies, documents and photos on it with its free space. With the advancement of society, both the elderly and the youth like to take pictures with their mobile phones to record their lifestyle no matter where they are and what they are doing. With more photos stored in Onedrive, at times, it’s necessary to sync photos from Onedrive to free up space or avoid data loss issues to other clouds.

As we all know, Google Photos is an image sharing storage service that offers users free, unlimited storage for videos up to 1080p resolution and photos up to 16 megapixels and it identifies visual features, analyzes pictures, and subjects automatically. Since Google Photos has this powerful feature, then you will definitely want to transfer photos from OneDrive to Google Photos. However, it’s question about how to sync pictures from OneDrive to Google Photos.

How to Sync Photos between OneDrive and Google Photos?

The manual way to move photos from Onedrive to Google Photos is to download them from Onedrive to the local PC and then upload them manually to Google Photos. Let's see the detailed steps below.

Solution 1. Download and Upload –Manual Way

Step 1. Log in OneDrive official website.
Step 2. Select pictures you want to download and click "Download" button.
Step 3. Log in your Google Photos account.
Step 4. Click "Upload", select "Computers", browse and select photos which you want to upload from your local PC and wait for the process to complete.

Upload Photos to Google Photos
Upload Photos to Google Photos

There are a lot of limitations when using this manual way to sync OneDrive to Google Photos, of which some are listed below:

  • It takes much time when downloading and uploading large files.
  • You can not close the page until the process is complete.
  • Once the process is interrupted, the entire process needs to start over.

Solution 2. Sync Photos between OneDrive and Google Photos with MultCloud–Expert Way

After using this manual way, most of us would like to find a method that can bypass above limitations perfectly. Under this situation, it's good to choose an expert way that can complete the same task without downloading and uploading and even spending much time. MultCloud is a professional tool that is capable of transferring files from one cloud to other clouds in a relible and efficient way.

MultCloud is a FREE cloud storage manager that provides a convenient cloud file transfer way for you to manage all the cloud storage accounts that you have. The authorization system of MultCloud is based on OAuth which is a standard authorization framework that enables third party applications to access multiple cloud accounts without username and password required. So you can carry out the given steps below to transfer photos from OneDrive to Google Photos.

Step1. create a MultCloud account or you can click try without signing up.

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Step 2. Add your Onedrive and Google Photos account to MultCloud.

Add Onedrive
Add Onedrive to MultCloud

Step 3. Create a "Cloud Sync" task to sync photos between Onedrive and Google Photos. Select Onedrive as the source and select Google Photos as the target. Click “Sync Now” and wait for the process to complete.

Sync Photos between Onedrive and Google Photos
Sync Photos between Onedrive and Google Photos


  • If you are not going to migrate all files from Onedrive to Google Photos, just select the folder you need to sync under Onedrive as the source.
  • Google Photos does not support selecting its root directory as the target location. Please select its sub-directories as the destination path.


Following any way from aforementioned steps, it can help you import photos between Onedrive and Google Photos quickly. If you prefer to use the expert way with MultCloud, when the sync task starts, you can close the page and even close your PC because MultCloud can deal with the task at the background. For "Cloud Sync", there are 8 sync modes. You can learn how the sync mode works by upgrading your account to a premium account from the price page.

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