By Nicky / Last Updated September 14, 2020


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User Case

“I have thousands of files in Google Drive, but I have just installed Dropbox on my system and I'd like to move files from Google Drive to Dropbox. The question is how to move files from Google Drive to Dropbox in the simplest way. Thanks for your reply in advance!”

How to Move Files from Google Drive to Dropbox?

Cloud storage service offers users an easy way to backup their files, and also lets them access the files at any device, which is quite convenient. Recently, many users run multiple cloud storage accounts owning to same or different cloud drives to take advantage of the additional free storage or advanced features.

Meanwhile, people are gradually accustomed to cloud transfer between two cloud services like Google Drive to Dropbox, Dropbox to OneDrive, Dropbox to Google Drive, etc. Here in this guide, we will focus on how to transfer files from Google Drive to Dropbox. Just keep reading to get the method.

Method 1. Transfer Files from Google Drive to Dropbox Selectively

This is a traditional way. Before transferring files from Google Drive to Dropbox, you should download the files from Google Drive and upload them to Dropbox. The following is the detailed steps:

1. Log in your old Google Drive account.

2. Create a new folder to store all files under the root directory of your Google Drive. Collect all the files and put them in a new folder.

3. On Google Drive page, click “My drive”. Then, right-click the files you need, click “Download” button and wait for the process to complete.

Google Dive Download

Note: The Google server will compress all the files 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. Go to the Dropbox website and log in your account with email and password.

5. Click on "Upload" on the upper right corner and then you can choose to upload files or folder from your computer.

Dropbox Upload Files

Note: Every file or folder you choose to upload to Dropbox via dropbox website can not be bigger than 20 GB. You can use the desktop or mobile app if you want to add larger files or folders.

Method 2. Transfer Files from Google Drive to Dropbox – All Data at Once

Since there may be thousands of files or folders that you want to transfer, you'd better rely on a more convenient way to avoid waste too much time. I highly recommend you use a professional cloud files transfer tool like CBackupper to transfer all data at once.

CBackupper is a web-based cloud services, which can help you transfer files from Google Drive to Dropbox directly. With CBackupper, you can also combine cloud storage like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. 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 Google Drive as the backup source. CBackupper also allows you to select a part of files on Google Drive 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.

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.



How to move files from Google Drive to Dropbox has been showed above. It is not hard to see that move files from Google Drive to Dropbox can be an easy work with CBackupper. And if you have other cloud drives or FTP that CBackupper supports, you can also directly backup Google Drive to other cloud drives. For example, you can backup Google Drive to OneDrive. What’s more, it is a free tool, don’t hesitate to use it.