Can I Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive?

Migrate Google Drive to OneDrive
Migrate Google Drive to OneDrive

In this area of big data, people are accustomed to storing data in cloud storage services. Many cloud storage providers offer large free storage with many file-sharing features to attract users. For this reason, people create multiple cloud storage accounts to make full use of free cloud storage. Users tend to store their personal and business data separately in different clouds.

Among all those clouds, many people choose Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive to store their data online. If you have been using Google Drive for a long time and storing lots of data in it, migrating from Google Drive to OneDrive seems difficult. But luckily, you will find a quick solution and 3 manual methods to transfer Google Drive files to OneDrive in this full guide.

Why Migrate from Google Drive to OneDrive?

By referring to Google Drive vs OneDrive, we can find some advantages of the Google Drive to OneDrive migration as follows.

Easily Access Files on Both Clouds

After transferring files from Google Drive to OneDrive, files can be accessed on both Google Drive and OneDrive without switching accounts. Then you can share your Google Drive files with OneDrive users without any difficulty.

Achieve Better Work Efficiency

Microsoft OneDrive is recommended as the best official collaboration service that provides both online and offline apps to boost your team’s productivity even compared to Google Workspace. Transferring business data from Google Drive to OneDrive can help you use cloud files seamlessly with Microsoft Office 365 services.

How to Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive: One-Key Solution

You can find a lot of ways to migrate files from Google Drive to OneDrive and perform these operations online or manually through local storage. Those manual methods could be complicated especially if you have lots of data to transfer. Instead, you can use some third-party services to move data from Google Drive to OneDrive with minimal effort.

Among all those third-party cloud-to-cloud data transfer services, MultCloud may be your best choice. It is a web platform that supports the direct transfer of data between more than 30 clouds and on-premise systems. You can export all the data from one cloud to another without downloading, as downloading and uploading can be time-consuming.

  • Efficient: One-key data transfer, backup, and sync between clouds.
  • Quick: 10 high-speed data transfer threads for offline transfer.
  • Effortless: Daily, weekly, or monthly schedules for automatic transfer.
  • Secure: Full-time 256-bit AES encryption during the transfer process.
  • Flexible: Use Filter to ignore or move files with certain extensions.

MultCloud is safe for you to add your clouds to it because the OAuth authorization system prevents it from storing any of your cloud data. And it doesn’t cost any of your extra time and energy due to the offline transfer ability.

Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive without Downloading via Cloud Transfer

Step 1. Sign up for MultCloud on the website.

Step 2. Click “Add Cloud” and choose the Google Drive, Google Workspace, or Shared Drive icon, then log in to your Google account to add the cloud to MultCloud. After that, add your OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint Online in the same way.

Add Google Drive and OneDrive to MultCloud
Add Google Drive and OneDrive to MultCloud

Step 3. On the Cloud Transfer page, select Google Drive data as the source, and select a location in OneDrive as the destination. Then click “Transfer Now” and MultCloud will immediately move Google Drive files to OneDrive.

Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive via Cloud Transfer
Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive via Cloud Transfer

Tips:

  • You will get 5 GB of free data traffic per month. But if you have too much data to transfer, you can upgrade your MultCloud account to get more data traffic with lightning-fast transfer speed.
  • You can turn on email notifications or set up Filter in the “Options”.
  • And you can click “Schedule” to let MultCloud perform Google Drive to OneDrive transfer automatically.
MultCloud Cloud Transfer Schedules
MultCloud Cloud Transfer Schedules

Bonus Tip: Use MultCloud’s Chrome Extension

Except for the web service, MultCloud also provides a Chrome extension named “Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive” for you to easily transfer files between Google Drive and OneDrive. Just add the extension to your Chrome browser and you will find the extension buttons both in Google Drive and OneDrive.

MultCloud Chrome Extension
MultCloud Chrome Extension

How to Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive: 3 Traditional Ways

If you only need to transfer a few files from Google Drive to OneDrive, these traditional methods are also worth of trying. But please be patient during these transfer processes.

Way 1. How to Migrate Google Drive to OneDrive via Download

Step 1. Log in to the Google Drive web.

Step 2. Right-click on a file or a folder and choose “Download” in the dropdown menu. You can hold on to “Ctrl” to multi-select data.

Download from Google Drive Website
Download from Google Drive Website

Step 3. Unzip the downloaded file if you download more than one piece of file to computer. Then log in to the OneDrive web.

Step 4. Click “Upload” and navigate to the downloaded files in the pop-up window, then click “Upload” and wait for the process to be done.

Upload to OneDrive Website
Upload to OneDrive Website

Way 2. How to Transfer from Google Drive to OneDrive via Google Takeout

A more efficient way to export Google Drive to OneDrive is to use the Google Takeout service. Google Takeout supports exporting a Google Drive file or all the data of a Google account to your local storage. And it can send the exported data directly to some clouds like OneDrive or Dropbox.

Step 1. Sign in to Google Takeout with your Google account.

Step 2. Click “Deselect all” and tick the Google Drive files. Then click “Next step” below.

Select Google Drive Data in Google Takeout
Select Google Drive Data in Google Takeout

Step 3. Select the destination as “Add to OneDrive”. Then click “Link accounts and create export”.

Add Google Drive to OneDrive from Google Takeout
Add Google Drive to OneDrive from Google Takeout

Step 4. Follow the instruction to link your OneDrive account. Then the Google Drive data will be added to OneDrive soon after.

Tip: If you migrate more than one file in this way, the Google Drive data will be packaged as a zip file in OneDrive.

Way 3. How to Transfer Data from Google Drive to OneDrive via Desktop App

If the desktop apps of Google Drive and OneDrive have been installed on your computer, you can simply drag and drop files from the Google Drive folder to the OneDrive folder in File Explorer or Finder. This method takes less time to transfer files than downloading or exporting, but it also depends on your Internet speed.

Step 1. Make sure the Drive for desktop (Google Drive app) and OneDrive app have been installed on your computer.

Step 2. Log in to both apps with your Google Drive and OneDrive accounts. And the apps will create Google Drive and OneDrive folders in File Explorer or Finder.

Step 3. Open the two folders and select data in the Google Drive folder.

Step 4. Drag and drop the selected data to the OneDrive folder. Then the apps will sync the modifications to the clouds.

Drag and Drop Google Drive Files to OneDrive Folder
Drag and Drop Google Drive Files to OneDrive Folder

In the End

After learning through all the methods above, you can choose the best way you like to transfer Google Drive to OneDrive with step-by-step instructions. It’s not hard to see that MultCloud may be the best solution since no downloading and uploading operations are required and there’s no risk of data loss during transfer.

Besides, you can also use MultCloud to connect Google Drive to Dropbox or OneDrive and conveniently use them at the same time. The Cloud Sync function of MultCloud offers 10 excellent sync modes for you to choose from, including real-time sync, one-way sync, or two-way sync.

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