How to Copy Google Drive Folder to Another Account Effortlessly?
How to copy Google Drive folder to another account for more space? You can continue to see this article and learn details.
“I have files in a school Google Drive account that I want to transfer to my personal Google Drive. I share a folder to my personal account, but it does not allow me to copy the entire folder to another location. How to copy Google Drive folder to another account with any obstacle? Thanks in advanced."
If you are using Google Drive, you may know that free account only has 15GB cloud storage. It’s not enough for users to store all the files and this drive may run out of space sooner or later. So, some users may create more than one Google Drive accounts and want to move Google Drive folder to another account for more space.
Also, there are other reasons, such as, copying Google Drive folder for backup, the current account is not working properly, transferring data from One Google Account to another for personal use or professional use, moving the essential files in shared folder to another account, etc.
By default, Google Drive does not allow you to copy Google Drive folder to another account, but you can share your folder to another account and move all files via “Make a copy”, use “Google Takeout” or the traditional downloading and uploading.
Beside these common used ways, this article also offers you a simple and easy-to-use cloud backup server - cBackupper, and it has more advantages. Here, I’ll explain in details for you.
This software can transfer files between cloud storage, such as, move Google Drive folder to another drive, backup Dropbox to Google Drive, etc.
This software also offers you multiple flexible backup settings, such as, file filter, email notification, daily/weekly/monthly backup, etc. And these settings can save disk space, get you out of waiting processes, keep your data up-to-date, etc.
Besides, this software still can be used to combine cloud storage regardless of different accounts. That’s to say, if you have 2 Google Drive account, you will get 30GB could storage. The premise is to create a cBackupper account and connect all your Google Drive account.
This is the first and easiest way to copy Google Drive folder, and you will use cBackupper in the following.
First, make preparations to transfer all Google Drive files:
1. Go to the main page of cBackupper and create an account with “Sign up” feature.
2. Navigate to the Clouds tab, click “Add Clouds” at the bottom of My Clouds, select “Google Drive” and click “OK” to continue, then modify display name and allocate space for backup, tick the checkbox before “Note” and click “OK” to add this drive.
Then, transfer data from one Google account to another with the following steps.
Step 1. Click “Tasks” and “Create Task” subsequently.
Step 2. Modify the task name to distinguish from other tasks. Then, click “Add Source” and select “Google Drive” and click “OK” in the pop-up window.
Step 3. Click “Add Destination”, pitch on the drop-down menu, select another Google Drive and hit “OK”. Also, you are allowed to select a secondary target from the connected cloud drive.
Step 4. Set backup settings and click “Start Backup”.
Note: As you can see from the above picture, there are some backup settings for this task. If you don’t know which one to choose, please see below, here are explanation.
• Email notification: This feature is designed to free you from waiting processes and it will tell you the final result whether success or failure.
• File Filter: This feature is used to exclude the file type you don’t want to backup or only contain the file type need to be backed up. To some extent, this feature help you save backup time and disk space.
• Daily/weekly/monthly backup: To continuously protect your data and always keep the latest version, you need to schedule backup files or folders in Google Drive.
• Specific time: This backup task is very convenient and you can set it to any time without affecting the work efficiency, such as, after 6pm or before 9am.
In the following, you will learn the common used ways, including, use “Share” feature, “Google Takeout” and the traditional downloading and uploading. For detailed steps, please see below.
This method only allows you to copy one Google Drive folder each time. At the same time, if you want to delete original files in the secondary Google Drive account, you need to copy files to another folder via “Make a copy” and “Move to” feature. If you want an easy way, please go back to the top way.
Step 1. Go to your Google Drive, locate the folders you want to move, right-click and select “Share” feature.
Step 2. In the pop-up window, type the secondary account and set the authorization, then click “Send”. If you want to set the permission to “Is Owner”, please click “Advanced” and change the permission under the “Who has access” tab.
Step 3. Log in the secondary account, go to the “Shared with me” tab. Then, select all files inside folder, right-click and select “Make a copy”. After copying, you will see a copy of the original file at the right side.
Step 4. Right-click all the copies, select “Move to” and another location to store all files.
With “Google Takeout” tool, you cannot export data using Google Office format and you need to convert the uploaded files to Google Office format manually. For effortlessly method, you can use cBackupper.
Step 1. Go to Google Takeout, click “Deselect all” and tick the checkbox at the right side of “Drive”, then click “Next Step”.
Step 2. Choose the deliver method, frequency, file type and click “Create export”. Wait until the process is 100% completed.
Step 3. Go to Gmail account and open the downlink send by “Google Download You”, then click “Download”.
Step 4. Unzip the zip file and upload it to another Google Drive account via “Folder Upload”.
This method is time consuming. If you want to save backup time, you can consider the top way.
Step 1. Launch your Google Drive, locate the folder you want to transfer and put in a new folder.
Step 2. Go to “My Drive”, right-click the new folder and select “Download” from the context menu. And all files will be compressed into a zip file.
Step 3. Unzip the zip file and extract all files.
Step 4. Log in the secondary account, click “+” and “Folder upload” to upload the folder you want to copy.
Speaking of coping Google Drive folder to another account, you may feel a little tricky, because all of the common used ways have disadvantages. For example, The “Share” feature only share a folder every time and Google Drive does not copy an entire folder.
This is why I recommend you free but professional cloud backup server-cBackkupper. All steps are very easy, and you can use it to transfer all Google Drive files to another account effortlessly. And you can benefit from its backup settings, such as, save disk space, keep data up-to-date, etc. Sign up with cBackupper and copy your Google Drive folder.