Migrate Files from OneDrive to Google Drive for More Space
If you need more space and want to migrate files from OneDrive to Google Drive, please keep reading below to get details.
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Speaking of transferring Google Drive to OneDrive or migrating OneDrive to Google Drive, the most common reason is to get more space. Since January 31, 2016, Microsoft OneDrive has decreased the free space from 15 GB to 5 GB for all users, current and new, so some users want to migrate files from OneDrive to Google Drive.
Also, you may want to directly replace OneDrive with Google Drive if you are using Google Docs, Google Sheets rather than Microsoft Word, Excel. Besides, you may need to free up space in OneDrive owing to limited free space, or you have to store mass data in multiple cloud storage.
If you search “Backup OneDrive to Google Drive” on the internet, you may get three common solutions, including downloading and uploading, dragging and dropping, using best cloud backup like CBackup. Here I’ll show you some ideas for reference only.
Whether downloading and uploading or dragging and dropping, it’s required to operate manually. However, this operation have a lot of disadvantages you may not ignore, such as, time-consuming and length, require a high internet speed, the process may be interrupted, your data may be lost and corrupted, cannot migrate multiple files at a time, etc. If you are still interested in this method, you can click this article and follow its additional tips.
Then, the best cloud backup software stands out, such as CBackup. With it, during the process of switching from One Drive to Google Drive, you can get rid of manually backup and use daily/weekly/monthly schedule backup as instead. Also, you can enjoy other flexible backup settings, such as, specific time backup, email notification and file filter. Besides, it still can help you manage multiple cloud storage accounts and get more space without costing you a cent. You just need to sign up with CBackup and connect your cloud drives. Later, I’ll introduce this solution in details.
Before you start to migrate data from OneDrive to Google Drive, you need to make some preparations, for example, sign up with CBackup, connect OneDrive and Google Drive to CBackup.
To sign up with CBackup, you can go to its main page and click “Sign up” at the upper right corner to create your account.
To connect your cloud drive, Just click “My Storage” and “+ Add Cloud”, then select "OneDrive" or "Google Drive" and click “OK”. After that, allocated backup space and confirm this operation by ticking “Note” and hitting “OK”.
Then, backup OneDrive to Google Drive with the following steps.
Step 1. Click “Backup Tasks” and “New Task” in order.
Step 2. Click “Add Source” and tick “OneDrive”, then click “OK”.
Step 3. Click “Add Destination”, then select “Google Drive” by clicking the drop-down menu and click “OK”. Also, you can select a secondary target if your Google drive does not have enough space.
Step 4. Click “Settings > Schedule” and select daily, weekly, monthly. Also, you can click “Settings” to set other backup settings.
Note: To make you understand the backup settings and choose the right one, I’ll explain some of them you may use.
• Schedule Backup: This feature can ensure data security and keep the latest version of files all the time. And this feature has 3 options, including, daily, weekly, monthly, you can choose it according to your needs.
• Specific Time Backup: This feature is very flexible and you can set it at any time. If you want to avoid the working hours, you can set the backup time before 9 am or after 6 pm.
• Email Notification: This feature is very useful, especially when you have an emergency. You can leave without waiting for final result and this software will tell you via email.
• File Filter: This software is used to filter file types and backup files with certain file extension. If you happen to have this need, you can enable “File Filter”.
Step 5. Click “Start Backup” and wait until the task is 100% completed.
If you have multiple cloud storage, they may still have free storage space but not enough to back up your large files. You can use CBackup to connect OneDrive and Google Drive, combining their space into a complete backup space that expands storage for free and backs up larger files.
Step 1. Download the CBackup desktop program, create an account, and then type your email, password to sign in.
Step 2. Add your personal clouds, even different accounts. Click My Storage > Add Cloud, select OneDrive and click Add. Then sign in to your OneDrive account, authorize CBackup and allow it access all of your OneDrive files. Add your Google Drive account in the same way.
Step 3. In the next window, modify the display name and storage path for file backup. Then, click the checkbox before the Note option and click “OK”.
Step 4. You should go to My Storage > + > New Combined Cloud to combine cloud storage of all your added cloud drives, .
That's all for how to migrate files from OneDrive to Google Drive using CBackup. It can free you from the problems caused by manually operation and keep data security continuously via schedule backup settings.
Honestly, It’s suggested to keep using CBackup for many users. Because it’s very convenient to transfer files between could storage, such as, move files from Google Drive to Dropbox, copy Google Drive folder to another account, etc. Besides, it can help you get unlimited space with enough cloud drives.