By Ailsa twitter/ Last Updated January 18, 2022

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Merge OneDrive and Google Drive accounts!

“I have a question. Is this possible to combine or merge OneDrive and Google Drive accounts? Please let me know the details. Thanks in advance.” Don’t worry, if you have the same problem of combining OneDrive and Google Drive, please read the article to get the answer now.

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Can I merge OneDrive and Google Drive?

Can you merge Google Drive and OneDrive? Since more and more users get under way to apply OneDrive and Google Drive at the same, you may demand to combine OneDrive and Google Drive, so that you can enjoy two wonderful cloud services meanwhile without changing different accounts. So what is the easiest and most efficient way to merge OneDrive and Google Drive accounts? Please read on.

OneDrive and Google Drive

Before we start, let's have a comparison between OneDrive and Google Drive first. The two clouds can be listed as the most popular free cloud storage services on the market nowadays. Numerous people may use OneDrive and Google Drive together, for both of them can provide data storage, synchronization, management and both offer free storage to users. Let’s have an overview of the two clouds on their cloud storage, pricing, and main features.

☛Cloud storage and pricing:

Here’s a table of cloud storage and pricing of Google Drive and OneDrive. Check the details below: 

Cloud Storage Pricing Comparison

☛Main features:

File backing up & syncing: Both OneDrive and Google Drive allow you to backup and sync local files on PC or mobile devices to the cloud effectively.

File organization: Connected with Microsoft 365, OneDrive offers useful Microsoft Office services  for you to organize files, like Word, Excel, etc. Google Drive will integrate with your teams’ existing tools or apps without file format conversion.

Security: OneDrive account is protected by identity verification, you can store the most sensitive files in the cloud. Google Drive uses 128-bit encryption to protect your data.

Best way to combine OneDrive and Google Drive

Altrough there is no direct and official feature for users to combine cloud drives on OneDrive and Google Drive platform, you're able to use a professional third-party tool- CBackup as the easiest alternative to merge different cloud drives. With CBackup, you can merge Google Drive and OneDrive storage easily and quickly for free, which allows you to enjoy unlimited free space for file backup & sync.

CBackup Main Page

As a secure and highly efficient cloud backup software, CBackup offers file backup with rather simple steps to users. Since CBackup supports the third-party cloud drive, like Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox, you can add multiple cloud drives that you have to it, and combine multiple cloud drives or accounts of one cloud drive directly to get umlimited storage at no cost. What's more, you're allowed to use and manage multiple cloud storage accounts on one platform.

So, to connect OneDrive and Google Drive together with CBackup, you just need to add your OneDrive and Google Drive accounts in CBackup client.  

Here are the detailed steps to merge Google Drive and OneDrive:

Step 1. Firstly, download and install the CBackup desktop app on your computer. Sign up for a CBackup account and log in to it.

Sign in 

Step 2. Then, click My Storage > Add Cloud. Select Google Drive and OneDrive, then click Add. Make sure to grant authority to CBackup, so that you’re allowed to access your OneDrive and Google Drive accounts in CBackup.

Add Cloud

Note: CBackup just functions as a third-party tool and will never read your files, so yourdata will be securely stored in the cloud.

Step 3. Click on My Storage + > New Combined Cloud to create your combined cloud. Next, tick the boxes next to the Google Drive and OneDrive accounts that you want to merge, then click on Next > OK.

New COmbined Cloud

Choose OneDrive and Google Drive

Step 4. Now, a Combined Cloud will show in your clouds list. You can transfer your files to it directly.

Add Destination

Note: CBackup can not only help you merge OneDrive files and Google Drive, but also offers several valuable features for free as well:

PC to Cloud Backup: It allows you to back up essential files, like photos and videos from your computer to secure online clouds, with 10 GB of free cloud storage and 2000 GB of free data from local to public clouds per month.

Cloud to Cloud Backup: You can backup files from one public cloud to another with ease via CBackup, like transferring files from OneDrive to Google Drive free.

Cloud to Cloud Sync on CBackup Web APP: With CBackup Web APP, you’re allowed to sync two cloud storage automatically. You can enjoy a total of 2,000 GB data of cloud-to-cloud transfer and sync for free per month. ( It also applies to local backup to a third-party cloud.)

Special Services: It offers schedule backup, file filter, backup scheme, allocate space, flexible restore and so on.

Security: It is based on the 256-bit AES Encryption, OAuth Authorization System, and GDPR policy, which protect your data and privacy well.

Tip: Basic ways to sync OneDrive with Google Drive

Besides combining Google Drive and OneDrive, you may need to sync OneDrive and Google Drive. If you require syncing OneDrive with Google Drive in traditional ways, here are two basic methods for you. (You can also sync OneDrive to Google Drive automatically via CBackup.)

Way 1. Downloading and uploading

The first one is downloading your OneDrive files and uploading them to your Google Drive account. Please check and follow the steps below.

Step 1. Go to OneDrive and log in to it with correct credential.

Step 2. Next, click My files on the left bar, and tick those files or folders you want to migrate and click on the Download button.


Step 3. After that, go to Google website and log in to your account.

Step 4. Next, click + New in the upper left corner, and choose File Upload or Folder Upload as you like. Then, find the downloaded files or folders from OneDrive and click move to Google Drive.



Way 2. Dragging and dropping

Another way to sync files from OneDrive to Google Drive is using dragging and dropping your files, which may be a little bit easier than the former one.

Step 1. Download the OneDrive client and install it on your computer.

Note: For Windows 11 and 10 users, OneDrive has been preinstalled in Windows, so you don’t need to download its app, just searching OneDrive in the Windows search box is OK.

Step 2. Open your Google Drive account in your browser.

Step 3. Next, open your OneDrive folder to select the files you want to transfer to Google Drive. Then, drag and drop them to Google Drive and the whole process is done.

Drag FIles

Although both of these two traditional methods can achieve file sync from OneDrive to Google Drive, it is some how complex and wasting your time and energy to handle the whole process manually. While, with CBackup, you are able to sync OneDrive and Google Drive rather easily and quickly.

Start Sync

In the end

In conclusion, if you both own OneDrive and Google Drive accounts, the best method for you to merge OneDrive and Google Drive is using CBackup, a professional cloud backup tool that enables you to combine multiple cloud drives for free with ease. In addition, you can refer to the 2 basic ways to sync OneDrive to Google Drive if you need.

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