By Nicky / Last Updated September 11, 2020

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Why Move Files from Dropbox to Google Drive?

Dropbox to Google Drive

Nowadays, more and more users are trying to store their data on cloud storage drives and many cloud storage drives provide a certain storage volume for free. As one of the most popular cloud storage drives around the world, Dropbox provides users with many advanced features and 2 GB free storage space.

However, when you use up its free 2GB storage space, then you cannot add files in your Dropbox account anymore. Under such circumstances, many users find a cloud storage device to replace with Dropbox to save your files. For most users, Google Drive is the best choice among mainstream cloud drives because it offer 15 GB free cloud storage space.

For whatever reason you are going to switch from Dropbox to Google Drive, you may seek for ways to move files from dropbox to google drive. Please keep reading, we’ll show you how to move files from Dropbox to Google Drive easily and safely.

How Do I Move Files from Dropbox to Google Drive?

There are two ways to transfer files between Dropbox and Google Drive. You can choose the traditional way to download and upload files manually or choose an easier way to use free tool like CBackupper to achieve fast and safe migration.

Traditional Way: Move Files from Dropbox to Google Drive by Downloading and Uploading

As most of us known, downloading and re-uploading files manually is the most traditional way to transfer files between cloud drives. You need to download files from Dropbox to the local PC first, then, re-upload them to your Google Drive. You can follow below detailed steps to copy files from Dropbox to Google Drive via this method.

1. Log in your Dropbox account.

2. Create a new folder to store files that you want to transfer. Collect all the files and put them in the new folder.

3. Click “My files” and choose the files you want to transfer, then click the three dots next to share button and click “Download” from the drop-down menu.

Dropbox Download

Note: All the files 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.

4. Log in your Google Drive account.

5. Click on "My Drive", then, you can choose "Upload files" or "Upload folder" to upload from your computer.

Upload Files to Googel Drive

Easiest Way: Move Files from Dropbox to Google Drive by Third-Party Tool - CBackupper

Actually, if there are so many files, it is not realistic to transfer all of them manually. Fortunately, you can rely on a free oneline cloud transfer tool like CBackupper to migrate files from Dropbox to Google Drive directly without downloading and uploading.

CBackupper is a web-based cloud services that supports different brands of cloud drives like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and so on. With it, you can not only transfer files between cloud drives directly, but also can combine cloud storage in one place available to access and manage these cloud drives.

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

1. Create a CBackupper account freely and sign in.

Sign Up

2. Add and authorize your 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 Dropbox as the backup source. CBackupper also allows you to select a part of files on Dropbox as backup source. Similarly, click “Add Destination” button to add Dropbox as the backup destination.

Add Source and Destination

6. 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 transferring.
You can click “Schedule” button to set up a scheduled transfer task in Specific time/Daily/Weekly/Monthly mode. Then, data will be transferred at a regular interval or simply for a special timing automatically, saving both time and effort.
You can enable email notification under “Settings”. Then, once the task succeeds or fails, you will receive an email from CBackupper.

7. 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.

Restore

Conclusion

Both ways above can help you move files from Dropbox to Google Drive, you can choose one according to your situation. But if you want to save time and effort, transferring files via CBackupper can be the best way.

As mentioned above, CBackupper can not only help you transfer files, but also let you manage multiple cloud storage accounts on the same interface. And besides Dropbox and Google Drive, it also supports OneDrive, FTP/SFTP and so on, if you have cloud drives that CBackupper supports, try it now!