Can You Transfer Google Drive to Another?

“I have two Google Drive accounts. One is a school account and another one is my person account. As the school account is about to close now, I have to move all data from my school account to my personal account at the end of this month. Can I transfer data from one Google Drive to another directly without downloading and uploading”?

We all know Google Drive is a very popular cloud storage tool in the world favored by us because it starts with 15 GB free space which is very attractive. In addition to the free space, it has many powerful functions, including two-factor authentication to secure your account, smart Google search to search files or folder you need, etc. But, Google hasn’t yet given us an easy way to transfer all Google files from one Google Drive account to another at once. So there comes a question on how to transfer all files from One Google Drive to another directly?

Traditional Way: Use “Share” feature provided by Google Drive

Step 1. Log in your school account.
Step 2. Select all files under this account, click “Share” icon.

Click Share Button
Click Share Button

Step 3. Invite your personal account as the receiver. Click on “Advanced”. Under Sharing settings, change the permission to “Is owner” and click the “Send” button to wait for the process to complete.

 Sharing Settings
Sharing Settings

Step 4. Log in your personal account, and you will find these files under “My Drive”.

Note: After selecting “Is owner”, the ownership will be transferred to your personal account. You cannot change the share settings anymore.

Following this situation, you can easily copy between Google Drive accounts but this method is for Google document only. If you have many other files, then it cannot meet your demand. So is there any way that can directly transfer from Google Drive to another?

New Way: How to Transfer Google Drive to Another Account with MultCloud?

Under this situation, you have to rely on a third party service, MultCloud, a free cloud transfer manager tool based on the web, which is capable of transferring One Google Drive to Another directly to help you achieve your goal. Here’s what you have to do:

Step 1. Create Account

Before moving Google Drive to another, you need to create one MultCloud account. Or, you can click “Experience without signing up” option to get a test account and have a try.

Create an Account
Create an Account

Step 2. Add Clouds

Login MultCloud, click “Add Clouds” button, select Google Drive cloud to add from supported cloud drives and follow the instructions to complete adding your school account to MultCloud. Follow the same way to add your personal Google Drive to MultCloud.

Add Google Drive
Add Google Drive

Step 3. Transfer Google Drive to Another Account with “Cloud Transfer”

Click “Cloud Transfer” icon. Select whole school Google Drive as the source and select your personal Google Drive account as the destination. Click “Transfer Now” to wait for the process to complete.

Transfer Google Drive to Another Account


  • “Cloud Transfer” supports transferring directories only. So if you want to transfer files only, please use “Cloud Explorer”.
  • If you want to know the result of your transfer task, you can enable “Email Notification” under “Options”.
  • As long as the task starts, you can close the page and even shut down your PC because MultCloud can run your task at the background.

More about MultCloud

Following any solution from above methods, it can help you transfer Google Drive to another account easily. If you prefer to use the second method, in addition to “Cloud Transfer” feature, MultCloud also has “Cloud Explorer” and “Cloud Sync”. For “Cloud Explorer”, it enable users to connect multiple clouds into one platform for better managing. For example, it can help you manage several OneDrive accounts on Windows 10 without installing OneDrive desktop app on same PC. For “Cloud Sync”, users are allowed to create sync relations from one cloud to other clouds. If you want to sync photos from OneDrive and Google Photos, you can make full use of it.

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