Four Ways to Transfer Files from Google Drive to OneDrive

Four Ways to Transfer Files from Google Drive to OneDrive

Cloud data transfer is familiar to many people. With the emergence of more and more cloud service providers, users have more and more choices to store and manage their files or other data. Due to the limited storage space available in some clouds, some users may register multiple cloud accounts to meet their needs. So, if you have a Google Drive account and a OneDrive account, and you have to move files from Google Drive to OneDrive due to your own needs, what should you do?

This article will introduce four detailed ways to help you transfer files from Google Drive to OneDrive, so let’s have a look!

Common Way: Move Files from Google Drive to OneDrive by Downloading and Uploading

Because the amount of file transfer will consume a lot of your time and energy, the download-and-upload method is more suitable for use when there are not many files to transfer. If you have such a need, you can follow the detailed steps below to transfer files.

Step 1. Run the browser and log in to Google Drive and OneDrive.

Step 2. On the Google Drive page, click “My Drive”, choose the files you want to transfer, and click the "Download" button to download the files to the local end.


Step 2. On the OneDrive page, click the "Upload" button, choose the files or folder you just downloaded to your local end in the drop-down options, and execute the upload process to complete the whole task. 

Effective Ways: Migrate Files from Google Drive to OneDrive with MultCloud

So, for transferring a large number of files, are there simpler and easier ways to operate? Congratulations! A multiple cloud file manager-MultCloud to be introduced next in this article can solve your confusion.

This tool provides three major features: cloud transfer, cloud sync, and cloud management, which can meet your file migration need as much as possible, therefore, it is easy for you to transfer files between Google Drive and OneDrive with MultCloud.

MultCloud supports three file transfer ways, so you can choose the transfer method according to your preference. Before performing the file transfer, you should make the following preparations in advance.

Step 1. Sign Up. Visit the MultCloud home page and create an account using your email.

Step 2. Add Google Drive and OneDrive to MultCloud. After signing in, click the “Add Clouds” to select Google Drive to add; add Dropbox with your account in the same way, and click the "Next" icon to go to the next step.

 Tip: MultCloud supports more than 30 leading cloud drives, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, G Suite, MEGA, Amazon S3, Box, and so on. You can add multiple cloud drives to get more cloud storage for free.

After adding the corresponding cloud drives, you can use MultCloud to perform the file transfer. The following are the three ways MultCloud provides for file transfer between two cloud drives:

Way 1. Drag and Drop. Checked the target files or folders in Google Drive, dragging them to OneDrive by holding the left mouse button.

 Way 2. “Copy to” Option. Checked the target files or folders in Google Drive, right-click and select “Copy to” from the pop-up window.


Then select OneDrive and click "Transfer" to complete the transfer task. "Move" is an optional button. If you select it, the files in OneDrive will be deleted after transferring.


Way 3. “Cloud Transfer” Function. Click "Cloud Transfer" to select Google Drive to choose the file you want to transfer and select OneDrive to choose the target directory. Then, hit the "Transfer Now" button to perform the task.



  • In the "Options" option, you can choose your preferred cloud transfer way, such as, "General", "Email" and "Filter".

  • If you want to automatically move files from Google Drive to OneDrive regularly, you can enable "Schedule" and MultCloud can run your tasks as scheduled.
  • If you need to transfer multiple folders, you can close the page when the task starts, because MultCloud can run the task in the background. In this way, you can handle other important things during the file transfer period.

Final Words

With the above four ways, you can perform file transfer from Google Drive to OneDrive effortlessly. The first method is more suitable for transferring a small number of files, and the last three methods are suitable for transferring a large number of files and are simple and easy to operate.

Of course, if you are using some ways that are better than the ways mentioned above, you can share them with us. Thanks for reading.

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