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2 Easy Ways to Transfer Files from Dropbox to Google Drive

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June. 09, 2020 | 3 mins read

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James

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Summary:


2 easy ways of transferring files from Dropbox to Google Drive is presented in this article. Both of the two ways are accessible though, you are able to know which one will be your favorite.


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Why Choose the Google Drive?

Both of Dropbox and Google Drive are considered outstanding cloud storage systems, but Google Drive is always more popular than Dropbox, why?

The first reason is absolutely the free storage they can offer. Dropbox offers free users with only 5GB free storage. Although you could get more than 10GB by referring friends, Dropbox still seems to be somewhat mean compared to the 15GB free storage of Google Drive.

And the second reason may be the most fantastic one, that is, Google Drive’s perfect integration with its products. Google has integrated a bunch of its products into Google Drive. So when you open Google Docs, you will see the entrance to Calendar, Keep, and Tasks app in its right sidebar. And your storage of pictures in Google Photos also means a copy one in your Google Drive. Amazing, right?

Now, you have known why Google Drive the chosen one rather than the other, then an accompanying problem is how to migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive with ease. Continue to read to know the answer.

Way 1: Transfer Files from Dropbox to Google Drive with Download & Re-upload

Typically, you could move files from Dropbox to Google Drive by downloading and re-uploading on your computer. In this condition, what you first need to do is download the files from Dropbox to your computer and then upload them to Google Drive. The following are the detailed steps:

1. Sign in to your Dropbox on its official website and click the "All files" option in the sidebar.
2. Create a new folder to package all your Dropbox files and folders into one place (you will know the reason in note).
3. "Move" all files you want to transfer in your Dropbox to the new folder created.


Move Files to the New Folder
Move Files to the New Folder

4. After step 3, click the drop-down menu of the new folder. Then, "Download" the new folder (a zipped one) to your local drive.
5. Log into your Google Drive and "Upload files" or "Upload folder" to it.


Upload Files to Google Drive
Upload Files to Google Drive

Note: Dropbox automatically packages the folder into a compressed (zipped) one when downloading to your computer. This means that you will need to perform an extra step— extracting the compressed folder before uploading them to Google Drive.

Way 1 is the commonly used one though, it really a time-consuming method if your data is huge, and you have to secure a high-quality network. So, to get rid of those concerns, you need a third-party troubleshooter.

Way 2: Migrate Files from Dropbox to Google Drive with MultCloud

When it comes to seeking support from the third-party troubleshooter, the MultCloud might be an appropriate choice.

As a free professional cloud storage manager, while ensuring data security and personal privacy, MultCloud offers many features that make your task more convenient and user-friendly:

1. It can help you transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive without downloading and uploading;
2. Data transmission based on MultCloud doesn’t need to consider the limitation of network speed;
3. Its scheduled-transferring feature could definitely help your data migration get rid of the constraints of instant transmission. You could activate your transferring task anytime once you set your schedule in advance.

Follow the steps below, you could find a faster way to achieve your goal.

Step 1. Create a MultCloud Account

Type its name in your browser search box to enter the official website of MultCloud. You can also start with that by adding its extension to your Google Web Store by Transfer Dropbox to Google Drive.

First of all, sign up and sign in your own MultCloud account.


Sign Up
Sign Up

Note: You could Experience without signing for free, if you do this, the system will create an account and a password automatically, the only thing you need to do is remember it.

Step 2. Add Dropbox and Google Drive

Click the "Add Clouds" in the toolbar, and check the Google Drive, then click "Next" to add your it to MultCloud list.


Add Dropbox and Google Drive
Add Dropbox and Google Drive

Notes:

  • Separately, both Dropbox and Google Drive need to be added.
  • It works for MultCloud to add two or more Google Drive or Dropbox accounts at the same time.
  • If this is your first time adding Dropbox and Google Drive accounts to MultCloud, an authorization notification will pop up after the "Next" is clicked, so you need to authorize MultCloud to access your Dropbox and Google Drive, which won’t violate your data security and privacy.

Step 3. Transfer Files from Dropbox to Google Drive with "Cloud Transfer"

After step 2 is done, click the "Cloud Transfer" in the top bar.

Select the Dropbox as the source and select your Google Drive as the destination, click "Transfer Now" to execute the transmission.


Migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive
Migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive

Once your task is activated, you could monitor, cancel, and delete your task in the Task Manager.

Notes:

  • Before clicking "Transfer Now", you could schedule your task according to your time preference.

  • Schedule Your Task
    Schedule Your Task
  • If you want to know the transmission result in time, you could check "Send email notification when completing this task" in Options - Email.

Summary

Now, you got 2 ways to transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive, and obviously, the second way that in virtue of MultCloud is more timesaving than the first one. And at this point, it’s normal if you are still wondering more MultCloud features about how to move files between cloud storage, after all, you can add almost 30 kinds of clouds in your MultCloud

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