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Steps to Transfer All Google Drive Files from One Account to Another

Learn how to transfer all files from Google Drive account to another one step by step with the help of free multiple cloud storage accounts manager - MultCloud web-based app.

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June 14, 2016 | 3 mins read

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Senior editor at MultlCoud who are especially good at cloud backup and restore.

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About Google Drive

Google Drive, launched on April 24, 2012, is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. You are allowed to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators. Google Drive becomes more and more popular among its users due to its convenience. Google gives every user 15 GB of online storage space for free, which is shared across three of its most-used services, Google Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos. Users can obtain more storage on payment of a monthly subscription. Google Drive viewer on the website allows you to view up to 20 file formats which include common used formats like Image files, Video files, Text files, Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Apple Pages and so on.

MultCloud Google Drive
MultCloud Google Drive

Why transfer all Google Drive files from one account to another?

As mentioned before, Google Drive offers only 15 GB free space for its users, therefore, many users would create more than one account to get more free space. As a result, it is unavoidable to transfer files from one Google Drive account to another. Assuming that you have redundant free space with monthly subscription, you may also need to create another Google Drive account due to name changed after married to someone else. Then move files from one Google Drive account to another will be written into your To-Do list.

You may hold other reasons to transfer files between Google Drive accounts, for instance, graduated from college and want to move your previous files to the personal account you created. What more important now is how to transfer Google Drive files from one account to another.

How to transfer all files between Google Drive accounts?

If you have only Google documents format on Google Drive, then you can transfer them to your new account in a simple way. Log in your old Google Drive account. Select all files, right click and add your new account’s email address as a collaborator. Save the changes. Then right click on the blue pull-down menu next to the entry of your new account and select “Is owner”. Then you made it.

If you have other file formats on Google Drive, to transfer files from one Google Drive to another, you need to download a copy of your data or to create an archive with Google Takeout. In order to upload to new Google Drive account, files’ formats will be converted to another format, which may get folder structure messed up. Sometimes, Takeout refuses to work according to its feedback.

Therefore, turn to free multiple cloud accounts manager is necessary. MultCloud is a web service that provides a convenient cloud file transfer free way for you to manage all the cloud storage accounts that you have. It allows you to manage files across cloud drives directly from one interface. 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. Hence, feel relieved to create one MultCloud account and transfer all files across Google Drives now.

Copy all Google Drive files to another with MultCloud

Step1. You want to sign up MultCloud to create an account, which is easy within only email address, desired username and password. Or, you can experience without signing up. Click Connect Your First Cloud Service at the main interface after logging in.

MultCloud Create an account
MultCloud Create an account

Step2. Select Google Drive and click Next.

MultCloud Select Google Drive to Add
MultCloud Select Google Drive to Add

Step3. Now change the Display Name to another one to distinguish from your new Google Drive account. Then click Add Google Drive Account. By clicking this option, you are authorizing MultCloud to access your files in Google Drive.

MultCloud Add Google Drive account
MultCloud Add Google Drive account

Step4. Repeat above steps to add your new Google Drive account in MultCloud. Now you have two accounts in one interface. Right click and select Copy to while selecting all files, and you are able to transfer all Google Drive files from one account to another.

MultCloud Two Accounts in One Interface
MultCloud Two Accounts in One Interface


You can drag some certain files to another account directly if you don’t want to transfer all of them.

Just four steps, you can transfer files among Google Drive accounts, clear and simply. Actually, from the screenshot, you know you can transfer files among different cloud accounts, say move files from Dropbox to OneDrive, move/transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive, etc. What’s more, you can distinguish different file formats (JPG, PNG, GIF, DOC, XLS, and PDF etc) by previewing them in MultCloud first and share files on Google Drive with friends.

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