By Ivy / Last Updated September 14, 2020


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How Can I Transfer Files from Google Drive to OneDrive?

“Hello, I’m looking for a better way to migrate files from Google Drive to OneDrive. I don’t want to download everything from Google Drive, then upload it to OneDrive, because it’s time-consuming. With bandwidth, it would take about 1 days, even when assuming the files are up/downloaded at full speed. But if this is the only solution, I am prepared to do it over few nights. Any kindly advice will be appreciated.”

Onedrive And Google Drive

Best Way to Transfer Files from Google Drive to OneDrive

Usually, if you are looking for a way to transfer Google Drive files to OneDrive, you may find 3 common options on the internet, including, the traditional downloading and uploading, Google Takeout, third-party cloud backup software like CBackupper. But what is the best way? Please continue to see below and I’ll show you some ideas.

The traditional downloading and uploading may be the first option you think about, but it’s time-consuming, especially when you have a large amount of files. So, if there are other choices, many users will ignore this method automatically.

Compared with the tradition way, “Google Takeout” is better choice, because it could migrate Google Drive files to OneDrive without downloading and uploading. But it requires a high-speed network. So, if your internet is healthy, you can use this method.

However, it’s still not the best choice. You cloud consider using CBackupper. It’s free, simple and easy-to-use, and has some advantages you may need, such as, moving Google Drive files to OneDrive without downloading and uploading, minimizing the network impact, supporting multiple flexible backup settings, such as, file filter, daily/weekly/monthly backup, combining cloud storage for more space, and more.

How to Transfer Files from Google Drive to OneDrive Easily and Quickly?

Reading here, you may already know what is the best way to backup Google Drive to OneDrive. You can use either of the last two methods if you have a healthy network. But if your network is poor, your best choice is to use free CBackupper. It can resolve this issue effortlessly.

Method 1: Backup Google Drive to Onedrive with CBackupper

First, make preparations to backup Google Drive files to OneDrive:

1. Go to the main page of CBackupper and create an account with “Sign up” option at the upper right corner.

Sign Up

2. Connect your Google Drive and OneDrive to CBackupper. Go to the Clouds tab, click “Add Clouds”, select “Google Drive” or “OneDrive” and authorize it. Then, change the display name and allocated backup space.

Add Google Drive

Then, backup files from Google Drive to OneDrive with the following steps:

Step 1. Click “Tasks” and “Create Task” subsequently.

Create Task

Step 2. Click “Add Source”, select “Google Drive” and click “OK”.

Add Source Google Drive

Step 3. Click “Add Destination”, select OneDrive by clicking the drop-down menu. If your target drive does not have enough space, you can tick “Secondary Target” and then select one ore more secondary drives.

Add Destination Onedrive

Step 4. Set backup settings by clicking “Settings” and “Schedule”. Then, click “Start Backup”.

Transfer Google Drive To Onedrive

If you just want to backup specific cloud files, you can use “File Filter” setting. With it, you can choose to exclude or contain file type as you like. To some extent, it save you backup time and disk space.
If you want to continuously protect your data and keep it up-to-date, you could consider using daily/weekly/monthly backup.
If you need to avoid working hours, you’d better choose specific time backup. It’s very convenient and you can set it to any time, such as, after 6pm or before 9am.

Method 2: Move Google Drive to Onedrive using Google Takeout

Step 1. Go to “Google Takeout”, click “Deselect all” and tick the checkbox at the right side of “Drive”, then click “Next Step”.

Deselect All

Step 2. Select “Add to OneDrive” as the delivery method.

Add To Onedrive

Step 3. Scroll down to “Link accounts and create export” and click it.

Link Accounts Create Export

Step 4. Then, you will be asked to log in your Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive, please do so and click “Open in OneDrive”after the exporting process ends. Or you can go to your OneDrive and view the archived files.

Open In Onedrive

Wrapping Things up

Here, the article is over. You may already transfer files from Google Drive to OneDrive using either “CBackupper” or “Google Takeout”. Both of them are very useful.

However, honestly, I prefer using free CBackupper. Because it not only moves files between cloud storage, but also provides multiple backup settings that bring much convenience, such as, save backup time, keep the latest version of backup files, etc. In addition, it still resolve the limited cloud storage as long as you connect all your cloud drive to CBackupper.