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[Two Ways] How to Backup OneDrive to Google Drive?

Here in this article, we will show you two solutions on how to copy from OneDrive to Google Drive.

Author MultCloud

Posted by @MultCloud

Sep, 6, 2019 | 3 mins read

Hesitation between OneDrive and Google Drive?

Have you ever considered backing up OneDrive to Google Drive? Cloud storage has made its way into our lives in the form of home-automation, gaming, entertainment facilities and so on. It’s an important hallmark in this Internet-based society nowadays. And among those numerous cloud services, Microsoft’s OneDrive (the erstwhile SkyDrive) as well as Google’s Google Drive are two of the key players in the market.

However, since they offer similar features like bare-bones synchronization, easy collaboration, a range of office suites including Spreadsheets and Document editors, etc, some people decide to concentrate on just one of them. In fact, you don’t have to feel annoyed. As we all know, Google Drive offers 15 GB free space for the free users while OneDrive offers 5GB for the free users, so many people prefer to select Google Drive as their first choice. So, if there are a lot of files stored on your OneDrive, how can you transfer files from OneDrive to Google Dirve? Continue to read the following parts to find the answer.

Solution 1. Backup OneDrive to Google Drive by Downloading and Uploading

It's very easy for you to find this solution through the Internet. You can follow below steps to achieve OneDrive to Google Drive transfer.

Step 1. Log in your OneDrive account.
Step 2. Select all files and click "Download" button and these files and folders will be downloaded to your PC.

Download from OneDrive
Download from OneDrive

Step 3. Log in your Google Drive account, click "My Drive" icon, click "Upload files" and manually select these files or folders downloaded to your PC and upload them to your Google Drive.

Upload Files to Google Drive
Upload Files to Google Drive

Note: After downloading folders to your PC, they will be converted into corresponding .zip files. If you need to upload folders to your Google Drive, before uploading, you need to extract them first.

Yes, this way can help you move from OneDrive to Google Drive easily if the data size is not very large. However, if there are lots of files in your OneDrive account, then it takes time to complete the process using this method. Moreover, you cannot close the page until the process is complete. So is there any other way that can resolve this problem? Go on to read this article, we will introduce a poluar way to you to help you out.

Solution 2. Backup OneDrive to Google Drive with MultCloud

As the name suggests, you can use MultCloud to help you transfer OneDrive to Google Drive without downloading and uploading. It supports more than 30 clouds at present including Google Drive, OneDrive, MEGA, Flickr, Dropbox, Gsuite, etc. Now let’s see how it works.

Step 1. Create Account

Create one MultCloud account or you can click "Experience without signing up" to get one temp account to have a test.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. Add Clouds

Add your OneDrive and Google Drive account to MultCloud. Username and password won’t be required here. It will jump to their official website automatically for authorization.

Add OneDrive and Google Drive
Add OneDrive and Google Drive

Step 3. Copy between OneDrive and Google Drive with "Cloud Transfer"

Create a "Cloud Transfer" task. Select whole OneDrive as the source, select Google Drive as the destination. Click "Transfer Now" and wait for the process to complete.

Transfer OneDrive to Google Drive
Transfer OneDrive to Google Drive


  • If you do not want to transfer all OneDrive files to Google Drive, you can select its subdirectory as the source.
  • "Cloud Transfer" supports transferring folders only. If you just want to transfer some files from OneDrive to Google Drive, you can use "Copy" and "Paste" through "Cloud Explorer".

More about MultCloud

MultCloud makes it easier to backup OneDrive to Google Drive. Do you want to know more about MultCloud? MultCloud is a free cloud transfer manager tool based on the web that can help you transfer/backup or sync files from one cloud to other clouds from one platform without downloading and uploading. It has three main features: "Cloud Transfer", "Cloud Explorer" and "Cloud Sync". If you want to transfer files between MEGA account, you can use "Cloud Transfer"; if you want to upload link to Dropbox, you can use "Cloud Explorer" and if you want to sync from Google Drive to Dropbox, you can use "Cloud Sync" feature.

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