User Case: How Do I Download Files from Dropbox to Google Drive?
“I have stored many files in Dropbox and the drive is nearly full now, so I want to transfer them to Google Drive because it has more storage. But how to transfer between them?”
Dropbox is a popular cloud service which allows users to store, sync and share files and many users choose to store data in the drive. However, for the reason that Dropbox only provides users with 2 GB of free storage, it gets full quickly. In this situation, many users choose to transfer their files to Google Drive because Google Drive offers 15 GB of free storage. So there comes a question: How to move files between Dropbox and Google Drive?
Common Way: Download and Upload
This is a way that most users choose to realize the migration. Here are detailed steps.
Step 1: Login your Dropbox account.
Step 2: Select the files that you want to move and click on “Download” to download them to the local storage.
Step 3: Login your Google Drive account.
Step 4: Click on “Upload” to add these files to Google Drive.
- The network speed will affect the process of downloading and uploading.
- Remember to delete the downloaded files from the local PC, or they will take up the local storage.
- If you want to transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive regularly, you can enable "Schedule" so MultCloud can run your task as planned.
- As long as your task starts, you can close the page and even shut down your PC because MultCloud can run your task at the background.
New Way: Transfer Files between Dropbox and Google Drive with MultCloud
Besides the traditional way, now there is a new way that can help you. You can make full use of a third-party tool called MultCloud. MultCloud is a perfect multiple cloud manager that can manage your several clouds on one platform and it supports 33 cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc. With “Cloud Explorer”, “Cloud Transfer” functions, MultCloud can help you quickly move files from Dropbox to Google Drive.
Before introducing steps to perform the task, you can learn about the shining sides of using MultCloud to migrate files first.
1. It is a 100% FREE web-based application.
2. The process of transferring clouds runs on the server of MultCloud, so you don’t need to worry about the network speed.
3. You can directly migrate files between clouds, so there is no need to download and upload files.
Now, let’s see how it works.
Step 1. Sign Up
You need to sign up first.
Step 2. Add Clouds
Click on “Add Clouds” button and add Dropbox and Google Drive to MultCloud one by one.
Step 3. Copy Files from Dropbox to Google Drive
Basically, you can use “Cloud Explorer” feature to perform the operation. First, open up Dropbox and select the files you want to transfer. Then right click “Copy to”, select Google Drive as the destination and click on “Transfer” to complete the operation.
Or you can directly drag these files and drop them to Google Drive.
Note: If you want to transfer several folders or the whole storage of Dropbox, you can achieve the goal with “Cloud Transfer” feature.
Step 1: Click on “Cloud Transfer” button.
Step 2: Select Dropbox as the source and Google Drive as the destination.
Step 3: Click on “Transfer Now” to complete the task.
Following any solution from above methods, you can easily transfer files between Dropbox and Google Drive. If the second method is your choice, except for “Cloud Transfer” and “Cloud Explorer” features mentioned above, MultCloud also has “Cloud Sync” function. This feature allows you to sync from one cloud to another. For example, you can sync OneDrive and Google Drive, backup Box to MEGA or sync photos between OneDrive and Google Photos.