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By Zoey twitter/ Last Updated December 20, 2022

Why Do You Need Cloud Backup?

  • Are you afraid of accidentally losing the data stored on your hard drive?
  • Are you anxious that there is not enough space locally for backup?
  • Are you panicked that you have lost all local backups due to local accidents?
  • Backup all your data to the cloud offsite, never lose data and recover them from any PC.

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Dropbox vs. Google Drive

Dropbox and Google Drive are the most popular free cloud storage services on the market. Both of them function to provide data storage, synchronization, and sharing, and both offer free storage space. There are also differences between them. Here we introduce them in terms of free storage space, price, features, and security. If you want to merge dropbox and google drive, you can learn something about them before.

Free storage space & Pricing

Dropbox and Google Drive provide different free storage space and subscription plans. You can check with the table:

Dropbox vs. Google Drive Pricing

Features

File sharing: Dropbox allows you to set a password and an expiration date for shared files while Google Drive does not have such a feature.

File syncing: Dropbox is faster in the syncing process. Google Drive provides a special application called Google Photos, which can work with your pictures.

Data recovery: Google Drive offers the same file recovery period - 30 days. Dropbox offers different file recovery periods according to different Dropbox plans.

Security

Dropbox applies 256-bit encryption to save your data. Google Drive uses 128-bit encryption to protect your data.

Can I Merge Dropbox and Google Drive?

 

I use both Dropbox and Google Drive at the same time to work. There are too many files in each of them and managing files became difficult for me. I want to manage and access them with just one login. Can I merge Dropbox and Google Drive together?

You may use more than one cloud storage software at work. Things get complicated when you need to work with files that are in different software. As the most widely-used cloud storage software on the market, Dropbox and Google Drive often work together for you. As a result, you may want to know how to merge Dropbox and Google Drive.

Merge Dropbox and Google Drive Files Together

It seems that merging Dropbox and Google Drive is a hard thing. Don’t be anxious, here are 2 useful methods for you.

Way 1. Merge Dropbox and Google Drive with CBackup

The easiest way to merge different cloud drives is to use a professional third-party tool - CBackup. if you want to know how to transfer Dropbox to Google Drive, you can use cloud to cloud sync feature of CBackup for free.

How to connect Google drive to Dropbox? Here are the steps to merge Dropbox and Google Drive:

Step 1. Download and install the CBackup desktop app on your computer, then open it. Sign up for a CBackup account and log in.

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Step 2. Please go to CBackup Dashboard, and then add and authorize your Dropbox and Google Drive under the plus tab.

Add Cloud

Step 3. Click on the Sync Tasks tab, then, click the New Task button to create a Dropbox to Google Drive migration task.

Create Sync Task

Step 4. Name your sync task, click the Add Source button to add entire Dropbox as the sync source. Similarly, click the Add Destination button to add Google Drive as the sync destination.

Add Source and Destination

Step 5. Click Start Sync in the lower right corner to , merge Dropbox and Google Drive files together.

Sync Dropbox to Google Drive

Way 2. Download and Upload to Merge

The second method is to download files and upload them manually, which is a traditional way. In this way, you can transfer files from one cloud drive to another so that you can get a merged cloud. Let’s see how to transfer Dropbox to Google Drive in 2021/2022:

Step 1. Go to the Dropbox website and log in with your account.

Step 2. Click the files that need to merge with Google Drive, then click Download.

Download All Dropbox Folders And Files

Step 3. Go to the Google Drive website, click My Drive > Upload Files/Upload folder, or you can drag and drop files to add files to Google Drive.

Google Drive New File Upload

Way 3. Transfer files from Google Drive to Dropbox with Google Takeout

There is a tool called Google Takeout that allows you to transfer files from Google Drive to another location including Dropbox. But you cannot use it to transfer from Dropbox to Google Drive instead.

1. Log in to Google Takeout. Under Create a new archive, click on the box against the option “Drive” and click on “Next Step”.

Google Takeout

2. In the next window, you can customize your archive format by selecting the Delivery Method and the File Type and click on Create Archive.

Google Takeout

3. A progress bar will display the status of your download. Once the archive is finished, a download link will be sent via email and you can download it as a zip archive.

4. Once you download the archived file, you can upload it to your Dropbox account to which you wanted to transfer these files.

Combine Dropbox and Google Drive Cloud Storage

With CBackup, you can combine Dropbox and Google Drive without effort for free. CBackup allows users to add as many cloud drive accounts as they have to it, and combine them into one combined cloud.

With such a combined cloud, you can not only work with them with just one login but also get a larger storage space for free.

Step 1. Select My Storage. Select Google Drive and Dropbox, then click Authorize Now. Grant authority to CBackup, then you can merge all your Google Drives and Dropbox accounts together.

Add Cloud

Note: Your files will be securely stored in the cloud that you trust. CBackup just works as a third-party tool and will never read your data.

Step 2. Click on the My Storage > + Add Combined Cloud.

My Storage New Combined Cloud

Step 3. Tick the boxes next to the Google Drive and Dropbox accounts that you want to merge, then click on Next.

Add Combined Cloud

Step 4. Then, a Combined Cloud will appear in your clouds list. You can upload files to it directly.

Add Destination Combined Cloud

Final Words

It is not hard to find that using CBackup to merge Dropbox and Google Drive is the easiest way. Using CBackup can save you much time and effort. And you can also use it as your backup software, why not give it a try?

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