By Nicky / Last Updated September 11, 2020


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Can I do cloud to cloud transfer?

“I have a personal Dropbox and I would like to transfer files from Dropbox to the Google Drive. I wanted to know if there is a way for me to transfer big files from cloud to cloud? If third-party software or web-services is needed, please recommend to me. Any reply will be appreciated!”

Why need to transfer files from cloud to cloud?

The reason why users need to transfer files from cloud to cloud differ from one another. In general, there are several common reasons listed as below:

  • Users are going to abandon the current cloud and replace it with a new one.

  • The storage space of the one cloud storage is not enough, and there is a large amount of quota in another cloud storage.

  • Users want to backup some crucial files from current cloud storage to another cloud storage in case of accidental loss.

  • Users own more than one cloud drive accounts and they tend to store different data and files on different cloud drives.

How to transfer files from cloud to cloud for free?

There are two ways to transfer files from cloud to cloud for free. The first way is a manual way, which is feasible but less efficient. The second way is an easier and quicker way. If there are too many files need to be moved, you’d better turn to the second way directly to save both time and effort.

Way 1. Transfer files by downloading and uploading

If you are using cloud storage to store your files, you must be familiar with downloading and uploading. You can download files you need from one cloud storage to your local drive, and then upload them manually to another cloud storage. We will take Google Drive and Dropbox as the example to show you the detailed steps:

1. Log in your old Google Drive account.

2. On Google Drive page, click “My drive”. Then, right-click the files you need, click “Download” button and wait for the process to complete.

Google Dive Download

Note: You can create a new folder to store all files you need and download the folder directly. All the files will be compressed into a single zip file. When the download is finished, you can unzip the file and extract all your files from the single zip file.

3. Go to the Dropbox website and log in your account with email and password.

4. Click on "Upload" on the upper right corner and then you can choose to upload files or folder from your computer.

Dropbox Upload Files

Actually, this way is a bit of time-wasting and annoying. You have to repeat downloading and re-uploading operation manually and face the risks of data loss during the migration procedure. And the speed of the Internet will affect the process, you need to keep waiting until the data to be downloaded and uploaded successfully.

Therefore, to do cloud to cloud transfer, you can rely on a third-party cloud transfer tool like CBackupper to transfer files cloud to cloud directly and quickly no matter how big the data is.

Way 2. Transfer files by CBackupper

CBackupper is a free and professional cloud transfer tool that supports many cloud drives like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and so on. With it, you can move files between two cloud storage with ease. In addition, it has many advantages:

  • It is a web-based service, you don’t need to download and launch any app. And it has clear interface and user-friendly design, you can figure it out quickly even for the first time.

  • It supports you to set up an automatically cloud to cloud transfer task in Specific time/Daily/Weekly/Monthly mode. Then, your data will be transferred aotumatically at a regular interval or simply for a special timing.

  • It offers “File Filter” feature to help you exclude certain types of files or contain only specified types of files when backing up, saving both your transfer time and storage space.

  • It allows you to enable “Email notification” feature. Then, once the task succeeds or fails, you will receive an email from CBackupper so that you don’t need to keep waiting.

Now let’s free sign up an account in CBackupper and follow the steps to transfer files from cloud to cloud.

1. Create a CBackupper account freely and sign in.

Sign Up

2. Add and authorize your source and destination cloud drive account under the “Clouds” tab.

Add Cloud

Note: CBackupper bases on standard OAuth system that can ensure your account’s security. There is no need to worry about personal information data disclosure.

3. Click on “Tasks” tab at the top of the page, then, click “Create Task” button to create backup task.

Create Task

4. Name your backup task, click “Add Source” button to add the cloud with the files you want to transfer. Similarly, click “Add Destination” button to add another cloud as the transfer destination. Then, Click "Start Backup” in the lower right corner to perform task.

Add Source and Destination


  • You can click “Settings” button before starting backup to enjoy “File Filter” and “Email notification” feature.

  • You can click “Schedule” button to set up a scheduled transfer task.

5. After backing up, you can easily restore the files that have been previously backed up to the original location or a new location easily with CBackupper.



In the contents above, 2 ways to do cloud to cloud transfer has been introduced, and you can follow the detailed steps to transfer files between any two cloud drives. If the cloud drive you are using is supported by CBackupper, don’t hesitate to use CBackupper to save your time and effort. And besides cloud transfer, CBackupper can also help you combine cloud storage into one for better management. What’s more, it is free, why not give it a try?