By Kelsey / Last Updated July 29, 2020

User Case

“Have tons of videos and files been storing on Google drive. I want to move to MEGA. Is there a way to do this without downloading them all individually and moving to MEGA?”

“How do I migrate from Google Drive to MEGA? Any reply will be appreciated!”

Google Drive VS MEGA: The Competition

Google Drive is one of the most attractive cloud storage services that Google currently offers, and like any cloud storage service its main purpose is to expand your ability to store files beyond the limits of your hard drive.

Google will give you 15GB of free cloud storage just for signing up. However, it’s important to realize that all of that free space is shared between Google Drive, Google Photos and Gmail.

Of course, Google Drive also has a very convenient point, Google account holders and non-holders can be set to access and/or collaborate on files/folders in real-time. Additionally, you can find files you've shared not only by filename but by the person you've shared the files with.

Google Drive

MEGA is a cloud storage service. You can upload files to their servers and access them everywhere you go. MEGA is known for its security feature where all files are end-to-end encrypted locally before they are uploaded. This prevents anyone (including employees of MEGA Limited) from accessing the files without knowledge of the passkey used for encryption.

The service was also previously noted for a large 50 GB storage allocation for free accounts. But 35GB of the 50GB you’re originally offered runs out after six months, so don’t count on it sticking around forever.


Below is a list of the advantages and disadvantages of Google Drive and MEGA. You can also consider the need to transfer files from Google Drive to MEGA based on the following table.

Pros and Cons of Google Drive

Pros and Cons of MEGA

Why Transfer Files from Google Drive to MEGA?

If you're using Google Drive, you probably know that free accounts only have 15GB of cloud storage. So when users using Google Drive want to transfer or backup files to other clouds, they may choose MEGA as the target cloud.

Why? Because MEGA generously provides users with more storage space, users can get the maximum 50gb of permanent storage space through various methods, such as inviting friends to MEGA (if you are an account registered in 2018 and before), You will have an initial 50GB of storage).

Besides, the security of data using Google Drive has also been a concern for users, and MEGA has done a better job in this regard.

MEGA is different from other cloud storage services in that data is encrypted and decrypted by the relevant client device during transmission. And it allows the user to access data anywhere and anytime, but prevents everyone else from accessing it.

How to Transfer Files from Google Drive to MEGA?

Now, back to the user's question: How do I migrate from Google Drive to MEGA? The following section will introduce two ways on how to transfer files from Google Drive to MEGA drive.

Method 1. Traditional Way

Cloud storage services have their utilities for copying data from one cloud drive to another. If you want to transfer files from Google Drive to MEGA, the traditional way is to use the "Download and Upload" function in the cloud storage service

Step 1. Open the Google Drive Web, get into your account, download the files you want to copy from Google Drive and store it on the local hard drive.

Google Drive Folder Download

Step 2. Open another window and log in your MEGA account, click "Upload Files" and wait for the process to complete.

MEGA Folder Upload

Method 2. Transfer files from Google Drive to MEGA without downloading

The traditional way to transfer files from Google Drive to MEGA is a bit cumbersome for most people. And how to transfer files from Google Drive to MEGA without downloading? We can also use third-party platforms to transfer files from cloud to cloud. The following shows how to use MultCloud to do it.

Step 1. Create one MultCloud account. Or you can click “Sign in” with Facebook or Google account.

Multcloud Sign Up

Step 2. Click “Add Clouds” button, select Google Drive from the listed below to add.

Multcloud Add Google Drive

Step 3. Follow the same way above to add MEGA to MultCloud.

Multcloud Add MEGA

Step 4. Click on “Cloud Sync” to enter the sync interface. Select Google Drive as the source, select MEGA as the destination, click “Sync Now” button and wait for the process to complete.

Multcloud Sync From Google Drive to MEGA

How do I Transfer Files from Cloud to Cloud?

It is not difficult to see through the questions of users in the forum that this reflects the needs of many people. Now more and more people use cloud storage. As the time we use for cloud storage increases, we will inevitably encounter the situation that transfer files from cloud to cloud, so is there any way to easily achieve cloud-to-cloud File transfer without downloading and uploading?

Fortunately, in this article, you will find a free cloud-to-cloud backup management tool: cBackupper to meet this need. Let's see how it works with cBackupper.

Step 1. Enter cBackupper's homepage and click Sign Up in the upper right corner (if you have an account, you can sign in directly).

Sign Up

Step 2. Add and authorize your Google Drive under the "Clouds" tab.

Add Cloud

Step 3. First click Tasks, then click Create Task to create a backup task.

Create Task

Step 4. Name your backup task, click “Add Source” button to add a cloud as the backup source. (You can choose to backup the entire cloud or just some of files or folders on the source cloud.)

Add Source

Step 5. Similarly, click “Add Destination” button to add a cloud as the backup destination.

Add Destination

Step 6. Click “Start Backup” in the lower right corner to execute the operation.

Start Backup


Based on the above, you can find out if you need to transfer files from Google Drive to MEGA, and choose the method you are more acceptable to operate. Of course, with the help of cBackupper, cloud-to-cloud backup and file transfer are very simple. With just one login, you can transfer files from cloud to cloud and manage all your files on different clouds in a flexible way.