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2 Ways to Copy from OneDrive to Google Drive

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Feb 11, 2020 | 3 mins read

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Senior editor at MultlCoud who are especially good at cloud backup and restore.

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Here in this article, you will find 2 ways to achieve OneDrive to Google Drive migration. You can choose one that you are most interested in to perform the operations.

Why Copy from OneDrive to Google Drive?

OneDrive, previously SkyDrive, is a file hosting service that allows users to sync files and later access them from a web browser or mobile device. OneDrive is included in the suite of online services formerly known as Windows Live. OneDrive provides paid storage and free storage for different users. Nevertheless, free OneDrive storage is decreased from 15 GB to 5 GB on 31 January 2016, which turns to be one of the reasons that users transfer from OneDrive to Google Drive that still offering 15 GB free storage for free users.

It is also possible that you want to copy files from OneDrive to Google Drive out of other reasons. It is not uncommon that one holds more than two cloud accounts to store mass data, for example, he has another cloud account Dropbox apart from Google Drive and OneDrive. By the way, it may be easier than you think to manage multiple Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive accounts at the same time.

Anyway, to transfer files from OneDrive to Google Drive, finding the right way will bring you twice the results with half the effort. Continue to read the following parts, we will offer you two methods to help you achieve OneDrive to Google Drive transfer demand.

How to Copy from OneDrive to Google Drive?

Solution 1: Downloading and Uploading

Step 1. Visit OneDrive official website.
Step 2. Select files you want to move from your OneDrive account to Google Drive, click “Download” button and wait for the process to complete.

Download from OneDrive
Download from OneDrive

Step 3. Log in Google Drive official website, click on the inverted triangle symbol next to “My Drive”, select “Upload Files” button according to your need to select files downloaded from OneDrive to your Google Drive.

Upload Files to Google Drive
Upload Files to Google Drive

This way can help you move files from OneDrive to Google Drive if the files you plan to transfer are pretty less. However, if the files hold large size and the network speed of your PC is not that fast, you might as well choose another solution.

Solution 2: Copy from OneDrive to Google Drive with MultCloud

Alternatively, you can use a free online cloud transfer manager, MultCloud, to transfer data from OneDrive to Google Drive. It is totally free for you to manage all your clouds drives. MultCloud helps you bring all cloud drives into one interface and let you manage files between them more visualized. 

Sign up with several clicks to copy data from OneDrive to Google Drive now. Here we will take migrating files from OneDrive to Google Drive as an example.

Step 1. Sign up with one of your emails, desire username and password to create one MultCloud account.

Create an account
Create an account

Step 2. Log in and click on Add Cloud Drives in the top-left corner. Select OneDrive icon and follow the steps to complete adding it to MultCloud.

Add OneDrive
Add OneDrive to MultCloud

Step 3. Add Google Drive account to MultCloud by repeating above steps. Now, you will see two different cloud drives in one interface. Select all files you want to copy in OneDrive through “Cloud Explorer”, right-click your mouse, select “Copy to”.
Step 4. Select Google Drive as the destination location, click on “Transfer” button, and wait for the transfer process to complete.

Copy from OneDrive to Google Drive
Copy from OneDrive to Google Drive


  • If you want to empty your OneDrive account after transferring from OneDrive to Google Drive, you can select “Move” button so that everything will be deleted from your OneDrive after the transfer process is complete.
  • When the transfer process starts, you can close the page and even close the PC because MultCloud can run your task at the background.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, you are able to copy from OneDrive to Google Drive following any ways above. If you prefer to use MultCloud, as you can see from the snapshots, you can manage files between different accounts among same or different cloud services. For instance, you can transfer all Google Drive files from one account to anothersync files between OneDrive and Google Drive . Or, you can just link Dropbox to Google Drive for better data management.

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