Nowadays, more and more users are trying to store their data on cloud storage drives and many cloud storage drives provide a certain storage volume for free. As one of the most popular cloud storage drives around the world, Dropbox provides users with many advanced features and 2 GB free storage space.
However, when you use up its free 2GB storage space, then you cannot add files in your Dropbox account anymore. Under such circumstances, many users want to get more Dropbox extra storage or find a cloud storage device to replace with Dropbox to save your files. For most users, Google Drive is the best choice among mainstream cloud drives because it offer 15 GB free cloud storage space.
If you want to know the difference between Dropbox and Google Drive before transferring Dropbox to Google Drive, let's look at a glance. And for more details please go to the part About Dropbox vs. Google Drive.
Faster (block level sync)
Upload Size Limit
Unlimited (desktop app)
Files:100MB; Others:15TB; (desktop app)
50MB-100MB (web app)
Free Expandable Storage
Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.
For whatever reason you are going to switch from Dropbox to Google Drive, you may seek for ways to move files from Dropbox to Google Drive. Please keep reading, we’ll show you how to move files from Dropbox to Google Drive easily and safely.
How Do I Move Files from Dropbox to Google Drive? 2 Ways
There are two ways to transfer files between Dropbox and Google Drive. You can choose the traditional way to download and upload files manually or choose an easier way to use a third-party tool like CBackup to achieve fast and safe migration.
Move Files from Dropbox to Google Drive via Download and Upload
As most of us known, downloading and re-uploading files manually is the most traditional way to transfer files between cloud drives. You need to download files from Dropbox to the local PC first, then, re-upload them to your Google Drive. You can follow below detailed steps to copy files from Dropbox to Google Drive via this method.
1. Log in your Dropbox account.
2. Create a new folder to store files that you want to transfer. Collect all the files and put them in the new folder.
3. Click “My files” and choose the files you want to transfer, then click the three dots next to share button and click “Download” from the drop-down menu.
✎Note: All the files compressed into a single zip file. When the download is finished, you can unzip the file and extract all your files from the single zip file.
4. Log in your Google Drive account.
5. Click on "My Drive", then, you can choose "Upload files" or "Upload folder" to upload from your computer.
After the steps complete, you have transferred Dropbox to Google Drive manually.
Best Way to Transfer Files from Dropbox to Google Drive
Actually, if there are so many files, it is not realistic to transfer all of them manually. Fortunately, you can rely on a professional cloud to cloud backup tool like CBackup to migrate files from Dropbox to Google Drive directly without downloading and uploading.
CBackup is a reliable cloud transfer service that supports different brands of cloud drives like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and so on. With it, you can not only transfer files between cloud drives directly, but also can combine cloud storage in one place available to access and manage these cloud drives.
Now let’s free sign up for an account in CBackup and follow the steps to transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive.
1. Create a CBackup account freely and sign in. Please go to CBackup Dashboard, and then add and authorize your Dropbox and Google Drive under the plus tab.
✎Note: CBackup bases on standard OAuth system that can ensure your account’s security. There is no need to worry about personal information data disclosure.
3. Click on the “SyncTasks” tab, then, click the “New Task” button to create a Dropbox to Google Drive migration task.
3. 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.
✎Tip: CBackup also allows you to select a part of files on Dropbox as the sync source.
4. Hit Settings button on the bottom left, click Scheduler > Set a backup schedule for automated sync, and choose one of the four modes to sync Dropbox to Google Drive on schedule.
✎Note: • You can click the “Settings” button before starting backup to enjoy the “File Filter” features. It can help you exclude certain types of files or contain only specified types of files when transferring. • The 4 schedule modes: One time only, Daily, Weekly, and Monthly in Settings Scheduler will help you transfer files at a regular interval or simply for a special timing automatically, saving both time and effort. • You can enable email notification under “Settings”. Then, once the task succeeds or fails, you will receive an email from CBackup.
5. Click "Start Sync” in the lower right corner to migrate Dropbox to Google Drive automatically and easily.
How to Get More Dropbox Storage Space for Free?
If you migrate files from Dropbox to Google Drive due to insufficient storage space, and here is the solution, just combine multiple Dropbox accounts with CBackup, and backup files to the combined cloud storage space.
Now, follow me to merge two Dropbox accounts or more with the help of CBackup:
1. Please add the Dropbox accounts that you want to merge according to the above steps.
2. Click My Storage tab on the left, then hit the plus icon and choose New Combined Cloud.
3. Tick all the Dropbox accounts and click Next.
4. Then determine the Dropbox order to store files using the triangle icon, and click OK.
Now, your Dropbox cloud stroage has been increased successfully, then you could backup files to the Dropbox hybrid cloud easily.
Besides, CBackup brings you to the sunshine while protect your data, like:
[Desktop app Only] Backup files to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, CBackup Cloud, and the combined cloud easily, especially useful the cloud client not working to sync files to cloud.
Offers 10GB free cloud storage space of CBackup Cloud, which allows you to safely store files.
CBackup not only combine multiple cloud storage of the same cloud but also the different clouds.
To make it clear for you about the difference of Google Drive and Dropbox, here we will compare the security, pricing, integration, and performance that matters for you.
Dropbox and Google Drive both provide the security policy for you, and you could see at a glance with below chart.
Enhanced Safe Browsing
Third-party apps Management
256-bit AES and SSL/TLS encryption
As you can see from the chart, Google Drive provides more security measures to protect your data safe, and Google Drive is more secure than Dropbox.
Now let get started to compare the pricing plans of the both: Dropbox and Google Drive. Both of the two cloud drives offers different plans for home and business users, we will compare them separately.
Pricing Plans for Home
Pricing Plans for Business
As much space as
Tip: It could be one-side from the above tables, so this is only for reference.
As you can see from the above tables, you could find Google Drive offers more plans for home users, which is more friendly to choose. Besides, Google Drive is much more cost-effective than Dropbox according to the cost.
If you are planning to use the business plan,Dropbox Standard, or Advanced, even Google Drive Business Plus could be your choices.
Dropbox is integrated with these apps: Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides), Microsoft Office, Slack, Adobe, Zoom, AWS, Autodesk, Canva, etc. While Google Drive is integrated with Microsoft Office, Adobe, Slack, Atlassian, Autodesk, DocuSign, Salesforce, etc.
After analysis, you might find that they evenly matched.
Dropbox and Google Drive provides you powerful features to speed up your sync and other performance that matters for you.
Computer & External Drive Backup
Max accounts on one computer
Up to 4 accounts
Save Computer Disk Storage
From the above information, Dropbox is the winner of the performance, and you could choose the one that suits you most.
After comparing Dropbox and Google Drive, choose Dropbox for better performance, and choose Google Drive for more security, and other characteristics.
Both ways above can help you move files from Dropbox to Google Drive, you can choose one according to your situation. But if you want to save time and effort, transferring files via CBackup can be the best way.
As mentioned above, CBackup can not only help you transfer files but also let you manage multiple cloud storage accounts on the same interface. And besides Dropbox and Google Drive, it also supports OneDrive, FTP/SFTP, and so on, if you have cloud drives that CBackup supports, try it now!
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