By Nicky / Last Updated April 9, 2020

About Google Drive

As we can see, Google Drive is one of the best cloud drives in the market so far to store files and protect you from losing all your files just in case if something goes wrong with your physical devices. It provides you generous storage space (15 GB) for free and enables you to access all your files anywhere easily. So, many user have an established Google account and store files on it.

Why users do cloud transfer to Google Drive?

For the advantages of Google Drive, many users want to do cloud transfer to Google Drive. Actually, Google Drive cloud transfer here means to transfer files from another cloud storage or migrate data from other cloud drives to Google Drive. For example, transfer Dropbox to Google Drive. User may want to do cloud transfer to Google Drive from other cloud drives for different reasons, here are some common reasons as below:

  • Their current cloud drive account is not working properly.

  • They are using a public account and there isn’t enough space available.

  • They have multiple cloud drives but don’t want to switch cloud storage each time.

  • They are using other brand cloud drive but going to share information with Google Drive users.

  • They need a better cloud management. For example, store certain kind of files in certain cloud account.

How to do cloud transfer to Google Drive?

If you need to perform cloud transfer to Google Drive, you can find two ways here. The first way is a traditional way to move files manually. The second way is a new way that can help you do cloud transfer directly between two cloud drives within a few steps. If you have fewer files, you can choose any one of the way to follow, but if you need to transfer a large number of files, you’d better turn to the second way directly for efficient and easy transfer.

Traditional way: Downloading and uploading

To do cloud transfer for Google Drive, downloading and uploading is a feasible way. You need to download files you need from other cloud drive to your local drive and upload them manually to Google Drive. You can follow the steps below to migrate files from other cloud drives to Google Drive.

1. Sign in your current cloud drive’s account.

2. Select files or folders you want and download them to your local hard drive.

Note: After downloading the folders to your PC, it will be converted to a filename.zip file.

3. Sign in your Google Drive account, click My Drive > Upload Files or Upload folder to upload files that have been downloaded to your Google Drive account.

Google Drive Upload files


Newest way: Using third-party tool - cBackupper

For users, downloading and uploading is a way to realize the cloud transfer. However, this method is not simple because they need to operate manually, and it will consume a lot of time when the file is large. So, to backup files from Dropbox to Google Drive, you can choose an easier way to using free third-party tool like cBackupper.

cBackupper is online cloud services that can help you transfer files between cloud storage directly and freely. You only need to create a cBackupper account and add your cloud drive account, then, with only a few steps, you can backup files from Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. to Google Drive easily and quickly and vice versa. To use cBackupper, you can refer to the following steps.

1. Create a cBackupper account freely and sign in.

Sign Up


2. Add and authorize your Dropbox and Google Drive 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 a cloud as the backup source. Similarly, click “Add Destination” button to add Google Drive as the backup destination.

Add Source


5. Click "Start Backup” in the lower right corner to perform task.

Note:

  • You can click "Settings” button before starting backup to enjoy "File Filter” features. It can help you exclude certain types of files or contain only specified types of files when backing up.

  • You can enable email notification under "Settings”. Then, once the backup succeeds or fails, you will receive an email from cBackupper.

  • You can click "Schedule” button to set up an automatic backup in Specific time/Daily/Weekly/Monthly mode.

More about cloud transfer for Google Drive with cBackupper

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

Restore


Besides, cBackupper is also a cloud storage manager that you can add different cloud drives together and manage multiple cloud storage accounts in one platform with just one login. After adding, all your clouds are listed on the left and you can see the free and used space of each cloud. And the total free space and used space of all clouds are displayed in the lower-left corner.

Cloud Main Page


Final words

Both ways above can help you perform cloud transfer to Google Drive, you can choose one according to your situation. As mentioned above, cBackupper can not only help you transfer files, but also let you manage multiple cloud storage accounts on the same interface. Besides Google Drive, it also supports Dropbox, OneDrive, FTP/SFTP and so on, if you have cloud drives that cBackupper supports, try it now, it will bring you much convenience.