By Nicky / Last Updated December 29, 2020


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Can I migrate Dropbox to OneDrive?

“I have around 1.5 GB files in my Dropbox account and I want to transfer all of them to OneDrive account because I use OneDrive account mostly. But, the issue is that I do not know how to migrate files from Dropbox to OneDrive without any data loss. Is anyone knows any reliable solution? Please give me some suggestions! Thanks in advance!”

Dropbox to OneDrive

Why need to migrate files from Dropbox to OneDrive?

Recently, more and more people tend to backup files to cloud. And a lot of users have more than one cloud accounts belong to the same or different cloud providers like Dropbox and OneDrive. Sometimes, cloud users may need to migrate files from Dropbox to OneDrive for the following reasons:

OneDrive provides more free cloud space (5 GB) than Dropbox (2 GB).

They have purchased office 365 products with OneDrive service and they don’t want to use Dropbox anymore.

There are some documents that need to be transferred from the public Dropbox account to their own OneDrive cloud.

Don’t want to use multiple clouds at the same time, so users want to transfer all files from Dropbox to OneDrive for better management.

Top 3 ways to migrate Dropbox files to OneDrive with ease

No matter what the reason is, you may need an easy way to achieve that because although neither Dropbox nor Microsoft OneDrive has a function to migrate files between each other directly. Acutally, migrating Dropbox to OneDrive is not an hard job and there are three easy ways that you can refer to. Please read on and follow the three ways below.

Way 1: Download and upload via web app manually

If you just need to move a few files between the two clouds, there is an easy way. Both Dropbox and OneDrive offer a web app to help users upload, download, access files easily, you can directly go to the website and download the files you need from Dropbox to the computer and reupload them to OneDrive through the web app. But it may take some time to complete because you need to perform the operations manually.

1. Go to the Dropbox website and sign in to your Dropbox account.

2. Create a new folder, select all files under your Dropbox account and move them to the new folder.

3. Click the three-dot symbol next to the new folder. Then, click the “Download” button in the drop-down menu to download the folder to the local PC.

Dropbox Download

4. Go to the OneDrive website and log into your OneDrive account and click the “Upload” button to upload files or folder you just download from Dropbox.

OneDrive Upload

Note: The new folder will become a .zip file after it’s downloaded to the local PC. If you want to upload folder to OneDrive directly, you need to extract that .zip file first.

Way 2: Move files through Windows File Explorer

Besides the web app, both Dropbox and OneDrive also provide users with a desktop app that you can set up to enjoy Dropbox auto sync or OneDrive auto sync. Generally, after installing and setting, Dropbox and OneDrive will create a sync folder in your Windows File Explorer. Then, you can easily upload files to the cloud by dopping files to this folder.

Therefore, you can move files between the Dropbox and OneDrive folder in Windows File Explorer directly. Let's see how to migrate from Dropbox to OneDrive:

1. Download both the Dropbox app and OneDrive app and install them on your PC.

2. After installing them on your PC, you will find Dropbox and OneDrive folder through Windows File Explorer.

View Dropbox and OneDrive through Windows File Explorer

3. You can move files from Dropbox to OneDrive with the “Cut” and “Paste” feature through Windows File Explorer.

Way 3: Use an automatic cloud backup tool (recommend)

Any traditional solutions above are feasible, but these solutions are not recommended if you are transferring a large number of files. Because it will take a lot of time and is easy to miss files. Actually, if you are seeking an effective way that can help you migrate Dropbox to OneDrive safely and quickly, you can rely on a professional cloud backup service - CBackupper.

CBackupper is a web-based service that can help you directly move files between two clouds without a computer while ensuring data security. It has features and advantages as below:

As a web service, CBackupper doesn’t require downloading and installation. Thus, you can save much local disk space. Meanwhile, it can be applied in all operating systems and all devices including desktop, laptop, notebook, iPad, cellphone, etc.

Besides Dropbox and OneDrive, it also supports Google Drive, FTP/SFTP, and so on. You can combine your cloud storage like Dropbox, OneDrive and Google drive to expand your storage space. And then, you can manage several clouds on one interface.

It has many useful features. For example, “File Filter” features can help you exclude certain types of files or contain only specified types of files when backing up. Moreover, you can also set up an automatic backup in Specific time/Daily/Weekly/Monthly mode.

The authorization system of CBackupper is based on OAuth, which is a standard authorization framework that enables third-party applications to access multiple cloud accounts without username and password required. And you don’t need to worry about personal information data disclosure.

Now, let's show you how to transfer everything from Dropbox to OneDrive via CBackupper within simple steps:

1. Create an account and sign in. Just go to the main page of CBackupper, then type your email, password, and name to sign up for an account. After that, sign in to your account.


2. Click “Add Clouds” under “Clouds” tab, select Dropbox and click “Add”. Then sign in your account and authorize CBackupper to access and manage your files on the cloud. Google Drive, OneDrive, and FTP/SFTP are also supported.

Add Dropbox

3. To backup files between cloud storage, click on “Tasks” tab at the top of the page, then, click “Create Task” button.

Create Task

4. Name your backup task, click “Add Source” button to add Dropbox as the backup source, and click “Add Destination” to OneDrive. Then, click "Start Backup” in the lower right corner to perform task.

Add Source Destination

Note: Under “Settings”, you can enjoy “File Filter”, “Email Notification” as well as “Scheduled Backup”.

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.


Bonus tip: Besides the web app, CBackupepr also has a desktop app that can help you back up and protect your PC files, if you meet any problem while using Dropbox and OneDrive, you can turn to CBackupper pc client. It offers 1000 GB of huge space at a very cheap price and offers a 15-day free trial, you can download and try it for free.

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Following any mentioned solutions above, you can migrate Dropbox to OneDrive for free. But I am sure the CBackupper is the best choice among all options. It not only provides a free and convenient cloud file backup way but also offers many useful settings to save your time and effort.