By Nicky twitter/ Last Updated June 30, 2021


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Is there any way to move files from Google Drive to OneDrive?

“Our company is looking to move from G Suite to Office 365 soon, and the top priority is moving files in Google Drive over to OneDrive. Can you provides me some free and effective methods to achieve this work? Thanks in advance.”

Nowadays, users store and manage their files or other data on more than cloud drive like Google Drive and OneDrive. When users register on Google Drive or OneDrive, you will get 15 GB or 5 GB free storage volume. Usually, users may want to move files (including docs, sheets, photos, videos, etc.) from Google Drive to OneDrive for different reasons such as tight storage space and easy management.

If you are looking for detailed ways to transfer files from Google Drive to Onedrive, please keep reading and move your files according to the methods below.

Way 1. Transfer part of files from Google Drive to OneDrive

If you want to transfer files from Google Drive to OneDrive, you can download files from Google Drive first and then upload to OneDrive. In this way, you can select the files on Google Drive instead of transferring all data at once. The following is the detailed steps:

1. Log in your old Google Drive account.

2. On Google Drive page, click “My drive”. Then, right-click the files you need, click “Download” button and wait for the process to complete.

Google Drive Download

2. On Onedrive page, click “Files” > “Upload” > “Files or “Folder”, then, choose the files downloaded from Google Drive and click “open”.

OneDrive Upload

But it must be reminded that this traditional way is a bit of time-wasting and annoying for the following reasons:

  • The speed of the Internet will affect the process of downloading and uploading process.

  • You have to repeat downloading and re-uploading operation manually and face the risks of data loss during the migration procedure.

  • You have to delete the downloaded data on your local PC because they take up a lot of disk space.

  • You need to keep waiting until the data to be downloaded and uploaded successfully or you have to re-download or re-upload if the process is paused because of the unconnected Internet.

Way 2. Transfer all files from Google Drive to OneDrive

If you want to transfer all data on Google Drive to OneDive at once and your account is a G Suite account, you can use Google Takeout to download all files from Google Drive at once, and then, upload them to OneDrive. To do it, follow the steps below:

1. Go to “Google Takeout”, click “Deselect all” and tick the checkbox at the right side of “Drive”, then click “Next Step”.

Deselect All

2. Select “Add to OneDrive” as the delivery method.

Add to OneDrive

3. Scroll down to “Link accounts and create export” and click it.

Link Accounts Create Export

4. Then, you will be asked to log in your Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive, please do so and click “Open in OneDrive”after the exporting process ends. Or you can go to your OneDrive and view the archived files.

Open in OneDrive

Actually, like the first way, this way is also a little bit complex and time-consuming if the file size is very large and the network is not in good condition. And this way does not allows you to select files freely and you have to delete some files manually later. So, you are recommend to transfer files from Google Drive to OneDrive effectively with a cloud transfer tool like CBackup.

Way 3. Transfer files from Google Drive to OneDrive efficiently (recommend)

CBackup is a professional cloud backup service that can also help you transfer files from Google Drive to OneDrive efficiently. It supports Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive as well as FTP/SFTP, you just need to add and authorize you cloud drive, and then, you can move files between cloud storage quickly and easily on just one single interface.

And when you use it to transfer or backup files, you can enjoy useful features as below:

It can help you set up a scheduled backup in Specific time/Daily/Weekly/Monthly to backup your files automatically and regularly between two cloud drives.

It allows you to exclude or contain files type when backup or transfer files with File Filter feature. Saving both your backup/transfer time and storage space.

It has Email Notification feature, which will send you an email notification when backup success or fail after setting. You don’t need to keep waiting until the task finish.

You can follow the steps below to perform cloud to cloud backup via CBackup if needed.

1. Create a CBackup account and log in.

Sign Up

2. Navigate to the Clouds tab, click "My Storage +" at the bottom of My Storage, select "Google Drive" and click "Add" to add this drive. You can add Google Drive accounts as many as you have.

Add Google Drive

3. Click on the “Backup Tasks” tab at the top of the page, then, click the “New Task” button to start backup.

Create Task

4. Name your backup task, click the “Add Source” button to add a cloud as the backup source.

Add Source

Note: You can choose to backup the entire cloud or just some of the files or folders on the source cloud.

3. Similarly, click the “Add Destination” button to add a cloud as the backup destination.

Add Destination

4. Set backup settings and click “Start Backup” in the lower right corner to execute the operation.

Transfer Google Drive To Onedrive


That’s all about how to move files from Google Drive to Onedrive, you can choose a way to follow according to your situation. However, if your data size is a little bit large and your Internet connection is not very good, you’d better use CBackup directly. And with CBackup, you can easily manage multiple cloud storage accounts on one computer without switching accounts or having several clients running in the background, saving time and effort.