By Nicky / Last Updated June 3, 2020

Where can I backup my music?

Nowadays, many people would like to create their own music library on computer or phone, but chances are that their phone or computer may be stolen or their music library accidentally gets deleted. Therefore, it is always important to backup music and other files to a safe place.

With a backup version in hand, even if you lose your original files, you can restore them whenever you need them. In the past, external hard drives or USB drives are the most well-known and popular backup options. However, these hardware are also facing the risk of physical damage, steal, accidental erasure, etc.

Meanwhile, all music files take up much space on your devices but the hard drive devices are not very cheap. Therefore, more and more people turn to online cloud storage, which can keep your music far away from local devices and offer a large amount of storage space at a low price.

Is Google Drive a good backup destination for music?

As you know, during the last couple of years, cloud-based storage became very popular and there are so many cloud storage in the market offering various plans and special advantages like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and so on. With the strong company background and generous 15GB amount of free storage space, Google Drive stands out among cloud storage and gains very vast majority of users.

If you are already a Google Drive user, Google Drive is indeed a good backup destination for your music and other kinds of files including documents, images, videos, etc. It lets you save various files to the cloud and then access them from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Don’t hesitate to backup your music to Google Drive. If you don’t know how to achieve it, please read on. The contents below will show you how to backup music to Google Drive on both computer and phone with detailed steps.

How to backup music to Google Drive on computer?

Generally, there are two ways to backup music files to Google Drive on your computer. The first way is to upload music files through Google Drive website manually. The other way is to install Google automatic uploader – Backup and Sync on your desktop to let it sync your music files from local computer to Google Drive automatically.

Before backing up, there are some things that you need to pay attention to:

  • Google Drive only supports audio types including MP3, MPEG, WAV and OGGB. So, before backing up your music files from the local computer to Google Drive, please make sure you have converted your music files into the supported format.

  • The maximum audio file size that you can upload to Google Drive is 5T.

Way 1. Backup music to Google Drive manually

1. Go to Google Drive website and sign in with your Google account.

2. Click on the My Drive button and find File upload or Folder Upload.

Upload Files to Googel Drive

3. Located the converted music files and select files you would like to store in Google Drive. After few minutes, you can find the selected music files will be uploaded to your Google Drive successfully.

Way 2. Backup music to Google Drive automatically

1. Download Google Backup and Sync tool and install it on your computer.

2. Then, log in to your Google Account and you will be led to specify which folder(s) you would like to sync to Google Drive. Then, your folder(s) will now sync with your Google Drive.

Select Folder

3. The next will setup synchronization form Google Drive to My Computer. Here, you should decide which folder(s) to be synced to the local computer and where on the local area to save the synced items. Finally, click START to start Google Backup and Sync service.

Select My Drive

How to backup music to Google Drive on phone?

Besides the desktop app, Google also released a specific app for mobile devices to help you backup files to Google Drive. Here is the guide of how to save music to google drive on Android, iPhones, or tables

1. Download and install Google Drive app from Google Play or Apple App Store.

2. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Drive app.

3. Tap Add (+) button. Then, tap Upload and find and tap the files you want to upload.

Backup to Google Drive

Tip 1. How to play MP3 music files directly on Google Drive?

1. Browse to an MP3 file and right-click it

2. Select Open with > Connect more apps from the context menu that opens up.

3. Find Music Player for Google Drive in the list. You can enter “music” to find it faster.

4. Click connect and follow the on-screen instructions.

5. Now, just right-click the MP3 file you want to play, go to Open with > Music Player for Google Drive and allow access to your account when prompted.

Play Music Googel Drive

Note: It’s also worth noting that if you select more than one track, a playlist will automatically be created. You can always click “Add audio files from Google Drive” to add more songs to the playlist.

Tip 2. How to protect your music files in Google Drive?

You may think that cloud storage is safe enough for your files, however, chances are that your files in Google Drive may lose for accidental deletion, technical bugs, and so on. Therefore, for some important files, you’d better backup them to another cloud storage with cBackupper.

cBackupper is professional cloud backup services that allows you to backup files from Google Drive to Dropbox, OneDrive as well as FTP/SFTP. Meanwhile, it offers flexible backup settings to help you set up a scheduled backup task or filter file types while backing up. Let’s see how to use it.

1. Create an account and sign in. Just go to the main page of cBackupper, click Sign up at the upper right side, then type your email, password, and name. After that, sign in your account.


2. Click Add Clouds under Clouds tab, select your clouds (here is Google Drive), and click Add. Then sign in your account and authorize cBackupper to access and manage your files on the cloud.

Add OneDrive

3. Click on Tasks tab at the top of the page, then, click Create Task button. Name your backup task, click Add Source button to add Google Drive and click Add Destination to add another drive.

Create Task

Note: Under Settings, you can enjoy File Filter and enable Email Notification. You can also set automatic backup under Schedule.

4. Click Start Backup in the lower right corner to backup files from Google Drive to another cloud drive.

Google Drive to OneDrive


Follow the steps above, you can backup music to Google Drive on both computer and phone with ease. And after backing up, you can play the music on Google Drive directly. What’s more, if the music files in Google Drive are very precious to you, don’t forget to backup them to another cloud storage with cBackupper just in case.