By Nicky / Last Updated September 11, 2020

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Can I Move Files from Dropbox to OneDrive?

“I want to move files from Dropbox to OneDrive because there are many problems with Dropbox. For example, Dropbox can not sync files normally sometimes. And Dropbox app stops working suddenly and I need to restart it in Windows. Is there any way to migrate all my files from Dropbox to OneDrive easily and quickly? ”

Dropbox to OneDrive

About Dropbox and OneDrive

Nowadays, people are gradually accustomed to using cloud-based storage services to store files like documents, pictures, musics, etc. other than your computer’s hard drive anymore. Dropbox and OneDrive are both excellent cloud drives in the market.

Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers 2 GB free storage space, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. OneDrive, made by Microsoft, is a good option for those who like to keep things simple. It has been integrated into Windows 8 and higher. Also, you can find it on Phone. The most important one is it offers 5 GB of storage for free to save data.

Generally, users might need to select a suitable cloud among these clouds to save important files and data. Actually, many users own two or more cloud drives to take advantage of the additional free storage, or for other special requirements. So, sometimes, cloud users may need to transfer files between two services, like Dropbox to OneDrive.

Why Need to Move Dropbox to OneDrive?

Some cloud users plan to switch from Dropbox to OneDrive for the following reasons:

  • OneDrive has more advanced features than Dropbox.

  • OneDrive provides more free cloud space than Dropbox.

  • OneDrive offers cheaper and more reasonable storage plan than Dropbox.

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

  • 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.

  • They own both Dropbox and OneDrive accounts and the Dropbox account is running out of space while there is much storage in OneDrive.

  • The Dropbox account is a public account for school or company. After graduating or resigning from their last position, they need to move files from Dropbox to their personal OneDrive.

How to Move Files from Dropbox to OneDrive Directly?

Like most cloud storage services, neither Dropbox nor Microsoft OneDrive app have a function to migrate data between each other directly. So, many people adopt the traditional downloading and uploading method to transfer files between two cloud drive.

However, this method is really time-consuming and tiresome. If you want to transfer files between two services directly without downloading and uploading, you can realize the migration with a free cloud backup tool - CBackupper. And before viewing detailed steps, let's explore the merits of this method.

Advantages of moving Dropbox to OneDrive with CBackupper

1. Manage multiple cloud storage accounts at once:

CBackupper is free web-based cloud services that allows you to add and use cloud storage accounts like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive simultaneously on one platform. And once added, you can directly use your clouds without logging in and out every time when you need to switch accounts and install any cloud storage desktop or mobile app.

2. Transfer files directly without local hard drive:

After adding and authorize your cloud storage accounts, CBackupper allows you to move files between cloud storage directly and quickly, so you don't need to download files to your local PC first and then re-upload these files to another cloud drive manually.

3. Offer useful features to improve transfer efficiency:

CBackupper 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 click “Schedule” button to set up an automatic backup in Specific time/Daily/Weekly/Monthly mode.

4. Provide you with reliable security:

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. So, CBackupper will not save or cache the data or files on the server and you can totally trust the tool to help you.

Step-by-step guide to move Dropbox to OneDrive with CBackupper

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

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. Similarly, click “Add Destination” button to add OneDrive as the backup destination.

Add Source and Destination

5. (Optional) Click "Setting” button to create scheduled Backup task. Then, click "Start Backup” in the lower right corner to perform task.

Start Backup

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 enable email notification under “Settings”. Then, once the task succeeds or fails, you will receive an email from CBackupper.

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

To move Dropbox to OneDrive, using CBackupper can be the easiest way. And as a web services, CBackupper requires no downloading and installation. Thus, you can save much local disk space. It still can be applied in all operating systems like Windows PC and Mac, and all devices including desktop, laptop, notebook, iPad, cellphone, etc. What’s more, it is totally free, don’t hesitate to use it.