4 Effective Ways to Sync OneNote to Google Drive with Guide

To sync OneNote to Google Drive, you can refer to the 4 useful methods in this article for your OneNote files.


by Zoey Lasted Updated February 3, 2023

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How do I sync OneNote to Google Drive?

OneNote, plays an important role in daily work and life, providing editing features for notes, pictures, videos, etc. It brings you big convenience to collaborate with others. However, the OneNote data is often saved on hard drives, which can take up much local disk storage space.

OneNote to Google Drive

As one of the mainstream cloud services, you might choose Google Drive as your own cloud drive to save computer data even though you can sync OneNote to OneDrive automatically. To protect your computer data, you can sync hard drive to Google Drive, but it will cost much more time while syncing. If you just want to sync OneNote to Google Drive, we prepared 4 different methods in the following part. Read on to get them and detailed guidelines.

How to sync OneNote to Google Drive: 4 ways

Generally, there are 4 common ways to sync OneNote with Google Drive. Before syncing, you need to export your OneNote notebook to a local file first.

  • OneNote for Windows 10

Go to choose Settings > Print. Then choose Microsoft to PDF > Print > Save.

Save OneNote Win 10

  • OneNote for Mac:

Click on File on the menu bar, then click on Save As PDF.

Save OneNote Mac

After exporting, you can choose any option in the following sections according to your need.

Way 1. Sync OneNote to Google Drive with web app

Basically, you can let OneNote sync to Google Drive with web app directly. This method does not require you to download any software. You can do it in a browser, without taking up extra local disk space. But you need to upload OneNote files to Google Drive manually, which means this method is not suitable for you if you have lots of OneNote files to sync.

Let’s see how to sync OneNote with Google Drive manually:

1. Open your browser, and head to the Google Drive website. Log into your Google Drive account then.

2. In the My Drive tab, choose Upload files... or Upload folder.... In the next pop-up window. Just choose your OneNote files or folders in the next pop-up window to sync to Google Drive manually.

Upload Files to Google Drive

Way 2. Sync OneNote to Google Drive on desktop

If you do not want to open a browser once you want to perform OneNote sync with Google Drive, you can consider using the Google Drive desktop app - Drive for Desktop, which needs you to download and install it on computer. After setting up the sync task for your OneNote files, Drive for Desktop can help you sync them automatically.

Follow the guideline here to set up Drive for Desktop for your OneNote files:

1. First, download and install the Drive for Desktop app on your computer. Launch the desktop client, and click on Sign in with browser to sign into your Google Drive account.

Drive for Desktop Sign in with Browser1

2. Next, click on My Computer on the left panel. Click on the Add folder button to choose the folder that includes your OneNote files.

Add Folder

3. On this page, choose the Sync with Google Drive option. Then, click on Done.

Add Folder Sync with Google Drive

4. After configuration, choose the Save button. Drive for Desktop will perform auto sync folder to Google Drive then.

Click Save

Way 3. Sync OneNote to Google Drive quickly

In addition to the 2 traditional ways to sync OneNote with Google Drive, there is another method - using a free cloud backup service called CBackup. In CBackup, you can sync OneNote to Google Drive manually or automatically as you like.

CBackup allows you to sync any type of data to Google Drive, like files, folders, programs, hard drives, and even the whole computer.
You can set up scheduled file copy with the Scheduler feature in CBackup.
Other mainstream cloud drives can also be the sync destination, such as syncing OneNote to Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.
There is no limit on sync speed and file size in CBackup.

Now, download and install the CBackup client for free. Then let’s see how to sync OneNote to Google Drive quickly.

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1. Sign up for a new CBackup account and run the CBackup app to log into your account.

2. Go to choose the Storage tab on the left menu. And choose Google Drive > Authorize Now. Please follow the simple instructions to let CBackup access to your Google Drive account.

Select Google Drive

3. Click on the Sync tab on the left menu. On the Create Sync Task page, click on Sync PC to Public Cloud.

Choose PC to Public Cloud

4. Choose your OneNote files as the sync source. Then pick a folder in the Google Drive account you just added as the sync destination. Finally, press the Start Sync button to sync OneNote to Google Drive quickly.

Start Sync to Google Drive

(Optional) Note: To make your sync task perform automatically and regularly, you can press the Settings button on the left bottom to enable the Scheduler feature in CBackup.

Sync Scheduler

★Tips: In addition to file sync, CBackup offers many other professional features for free. You can learn something about them:
Cloud to cloud backup/sync: You can back up or move data between two different cloud drive accounts from the same cloud platform or different cloud platforms.
Backup PC to public cloud: In CBackup, you can also backup OneNote to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.

Way 4. Sync OneNote from OneDrive to Google Drive

Since your OneNote files will be saved on OneDrive automatically, you can choose to sync OneNote from OneDrive to Google Drive. To do it easily, you can use the cloud to cloud sync feature in CBackup directly:

1. Go to the CBackup website. Log into your CBackup account.

2. In the My Storage section, click on the button to add your OneDrive and Google Drive accounts in turn.

Add Cloud

3. Then go to the Sync Tasks section, press the New Task button to create a new cloud to cloud sync task.

Create Sync

4. Next, press the Add Source button to choose OneDrive, press the Add Destination button to choose your Google Drive account.

Add Source Destination

5. After the above, select the Start Sync button to start sync OneNote from OneDrive to Google Drive easily.

Sync OneDrive to Google Drive

Tip: Get more Google Drive cloud storage for free

Since you may have more and more files and data to save on Google Drive, the free 15GB cloud storage space will use up in a short time. In CBackup, you can increase Google Drive storage for free by merging multiple Google Drive accounts together.

Here is the easy guideline to use the combine cloud storage feature in CBackup:

1. Likewise, add your Google Drive accounts to CBackup. You can add all your Google Drive accounts.

2. In the Storage section, choose + Add Combined Cloud.

Add Combined Cloud

2. Choose the Google Drive accounts that you want to merge, then click on Next. After determining the order of these Google Drive accounts, choose Combine to form a combined cloud with larger cloud storage.

Combine Google Drive

After the above, you can use the combined cloud as a backup destination by choosing Backup PC to Combined Cloud under the Backup tab.

Written in the end

Reading here, you have known how to sync OneNote to Google Drive manually or automatically. You can choose a traditional sync method, or a free cloud service named CBackup to sync OneNote effectively.

Zoey · Editor
Zoey works as an English editor of CBackup. She provides tech information about cloud backup, cloud sync and some other cloud services as well. She hopes that her articles will be greatly helpful for users. She is fond of music, film, and photography.

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