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Safely & Freely Transfer Files from Google Drive to OneDrive

This article will introduce you four ways to migrate files from Google Drive to OneDrive. Read them through and find the one that suits you most.

Author Cherry

Posted by @Cherry

Oct 29, 2018 | 3 mins read

Nowadays, more and more users are trying to store their data on cloud storage drives. Many cloud storage drives provide a certain storage volume for free, and because of this, a lot of users sign up for many accounts or using more than one cloud drives for more free storage volume.

There are a lot of users using both Google Drive and OneDrive. When you register on Google Drive or OneDrive, you will get 15 GB or 5 GB free storage volume. While using those two cloud drives, you may want to copy Google Drive to OneDrive for easy management or other reasons, including docs, sheets, photos, videos, etc. data. The question is how to do Google Drive to OneDrive migration?

Files transfer from Google Drive to OneDrive

How to Transfer Files from Google Drive to OneDrive?

Fortunately, the free tool MultCloud can help you backup files from Google Drive to OneDrive directly. MultCloud can put multiple cloud drives into one free App for managing files and transferring files across clouds.

It supports Google Drive, G Suite, OneDrive, OneDrive For Business, Dropbox, Dropbox Business, Box, Amazon S3, Amazon Cloud Drive, SugarSync, Alfresco, hubiC, Evernote, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, HiDrive, MySQL, Flickr, MediaFire, ownCloud, ADrive, Baidu, MEGA, WebDAV, pCloud, Egnyte, Backblaze and FTP/SFTP. With MultCloud, you can easily manage multiple cloud drives, copy, migrate and transfer data flexibly.

To mirror Google Drive to OneDrive, you can follow the steps below:

  • Step 1. 
    Create an account for getting a right to use MultCloud.
    Create Account
    Create MultCloud Account
  • Step 2. 
    Add your Google Drive and OneDrive to your MultCloud by clicking Add Cloud Drives. Select them and follow the prompt to add them into MultCloud account one by one.
    Add Drives
    Add Cloud Drives
  • Step 3. 
    Your Google Drive and OneDrive will be listed at the left panel. To duplicate files from Google Drive to OneDrive, here you should go to Cloud Transfer tab, specify source and destination cloud respectively as GD and OneDrive. Then, click “Transfer Now”.
    Transfer Files from Google Drive to OneDrive
    Transfer Files from Google Drive to OneDrive

Finally, you have all files transferred successfully. It is easy to get access to MultCloud and have a try.

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Other Ways to Migrate Google Drive to OneDrive

  • Method 1. Download and upload

    The traditional way is to download files from Google Drive to your local hard drive, then, upload them to OneDrive.

    Download Upload
    Download from Google Drive to OneDrive
  • Method 2. Share certain files to OneDrive account

    The “Share” feature of cloud drives enables you to share files from Google Drive to OneDrive. No matter you share target files one by one or in one time through a folder, you have to go “Shared with me” folder and copy target files out to another folder. Then, rename target files one by one to permanently possess them.

  • Method 3. Archive whole Google Drive to OneDrive

    If yours is a G Suit account for education, you can directly archive all files in your GDrive to OneDrive.

    1. Step 1. 
      Sign in your Google account and enter https://takeout.google.com/u/3/settings/takeout.
    2. Step 2. 
      In “Download your data” screen, under select your data to include, make sure “Drive” is enabled. Then, click “NEXT”.
      Enable Drive
      Download Google Data - Enable Drive
    3. Step 3. 
      Under “Delivery method”, select “Add to OneDrive”.
      Add to OneDrive
      Download Google Data - Add to OneDrive
    4. Step 4. 
      Click “LINK ACCOUNT AND CREATE ARCHIVE” to connect your OneDrive account and export all Google Drive data to OneDrive.

However, all above three ways are a little bit complex and may take a lot of time because of the size of files and the network speed. You must rely local storage to finish the transferring from Google Drive to OneDrive.


The operation of imaging data from OneDrive to Google Drive is similar to above transfer files from Google Drive to OneDrive. Besides, MultCloud can do many other things for managing your cloud drives. You can also move files from Dropbox to Google Drive, or move files from Google Drive to Box, even combine OneDrive Dropbox Google Drive all together. It is worth to use if you have multiple cloud drives.


Nowadays, you can sync files between OneDrive and Google Drive in MultCloud's Cloud Sync service.

MultCloud has released an externsion for Chrome to let you touch Google Drive easily.

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Multcloud Key Features

  • Transfer files in clouds, FTP and WebDav for easily file management & information delivery.

  • Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.