By Ivy twitter / Last Updated June 8, 2021


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How Can I Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive?

“Hello, I’m looking for a better way to move files from Google Drive to OneDrive. I don’t want to download everything from Google Drive, then upload it to OneDrive, because it’s time-consuming. With bandwidth, it would take about 1 day, even when assuming the files are up/downloaded at full speed. But if this is the only solution, I am prepared to do it over a few nights. Any kindly advice will be appreciated.”

Google Drive and OneDrive

Why Transfer Files from Google Drive to OneDrive?

Are you also using multiple cloud drives? Each cloud storage service has its own features, Google Drive is highly integrated with Google services and is popular with Android users, and OneDrive is seamlessly connected to Office as a built-in software for Windows 10.

Users may choose to use both Google Drive and OneDrive because of their different advantages. In addition, there are users' work accounts and private accounts using different cloud storage services. You may want to switch to a new OneDrive account for personal reasons, or you may need to transfer from Google Drive's public account to OneDrive's private account. So how do I transfer to OneDrive from Google Drive? We'll give you the best solution in the next content.

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What's the Best Way to Move Google Drive to OneDrive?

Usually, if you are looking for a way to convert Google Drive files to OneDrive, you may find 3 common options on the internet, including, traditional downloading and uploading, Google Takeout, third-party cloud backup software like CBackup. But what is the best way? Please continue to see below and I’ll show you some ideas.

The traditional downloading and uploading may be the first option you think about, but it’s time-consuming, especially when you have a large number of files. So, if there are other choices, many users will ignore this method automatically.

Compared with the traditional way, “Google Takeout” is a better choice because it could migrate Google Drive files to OneDrive without downloading and uploading. But it requires a high-speed network. So, if your internet is healthy, you can use this method.

However, it’s still not the best choice. You could consider using the free cloud backup software CBackup. It’s free, simple, and easy-to-use, and has some advantages you may need, cloud to cloud backup, such as moving Google Drive files to OneDrive without downloading and uploading, minimizing the network impact, supporting multiple flexible backup settings, such as file filter, daily/weekly/monthly backup, combining cloud storage for more space, and more.

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Top 2 Ways to Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive

Reading here, you may already know what is the best way to backup Google Drive to OneDrive. You can use either of the last two methods if you have a healthy network. But if your network is poor, your best choice is to use free CBackup. It can resolve this issue effortlessly.

Method 1: Backup Google Drive to Onedrive with CBackup

First, make preparations to backup Google Drive files to OneDrive:

1. Please create an account with the "Sign up" option and then sign in.

Sign Up

2. Connect your Google Drive and OneDrive to CBackup. Go to the My Storage tab, click "Add Cloud", select "Google Drive" or "OneDrive" and then press Add. And grant access to CBackup. Then, change the display name and storage path.

Add Google Drive

Then, backup files from Google Drive to OneDrive with the following steps:

Step 1. Click "Backup Tasks" and "New Task" subsequently.

Create Task

Step 2. Click "Add Source", select "Google Drive" and click "OK".

Add Source Google Drive

Step 3. Click "Add Destination" > "Single Cloud" > "Next" > “OneDrive” >"OK",

Add Destination Single Cloud

Add Destination Onedrive

Step 4. Set backup settings by clicking "Settings". Then, click "Start Backup" to transfer Google Drive to OneDrive easily.

Transfer Google Drive To Onedrive

Note: Settings provides the following schedule settings.
If you just want to backup specific cloud files, you can use the "File Filter" setting. With it, you can choose to exclude or contain file type as you like. To some extent, it saves you backup time and disk space.
If you want to continuously protect your data and keep it up-to-date, you could consider using daily/weekly/monthly backup.
If you need to avoid working hours, you’d better choose a specific time backup. It’s very convenient and you can set it to any time, such as, after 6 pm or before 9 am.

Bonus tip: CBackup also supports the desktop app that you can use to back up data on Windows PC to CBackup Cloud (1000GB). It's the secure and cost-effective cloud storage for PC cloud backup on Windows PCs. Backup files to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, as well as increase Google Drive storage space for free or other cloud storage space easily.

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Method 2: Migrate Google Drive to Onedrive using Google Takeout

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

Deselect All

Step 2. Select "Add to OneDrive" as the delivery method.

Add to OneDrive

Step 3. Scroll down to "Link accounts and create export" and click it.

Link Accounts Create Export

Step 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

Wrapping Things up

Here, the article is over. You may already transfer files from Google Drive to OneDrive using either "CBackup" or "Google Takeout". Both of them are very useful.

However, honestly, I prefer using free CBackup. Because it not only moves files between cloud storage, but also provides multiple backup settings that bring much convenience, such as, save backup time, keep the latest version of backup files, etc. In addition, it still resolve the limited cloud storage as long as you connect all your cloud drive to CBackup.