How to Transfer OneDrive Files to Google Drive

Moving your data from one cloud storage service to the other cloud storage service can be a hassle, especially if the size of the files is large. There are many ways you can transfer your data from one cloud service to the other. The only difference is the time taken for each method.

If you have filled up your OneDrive space completely that comes for free, you can choose to transfer it to your Google Drive within very few steps. Yes, you can choose to buy more storage space then it might not be feasible for everyone. Hence it is better to create a backup of Google Drive files. We have listed down a couple of ways to transfer OneDrive Files to Google Drive.

How to transfer OneDrive Files to Google Drive

To transfer OneDrive Files to Google Drive, make sure to follow the instructions mentioned here. The first method is pretty straightforward. It includes manually downloading and uploading the files.

  • Open your laptop or PC. 
  • Load your preferred website and head over to the OneDrive webpage and sign in.
  • Select files you want to move from your OneDrive account to Google Drive.
  • Click the “Download” button, and wait for the process to complete. The files will be downloaded to your laptop or PC’s storage.
How to transfer OneDrive Files to Google Drive
How to Transfer OneDrive Files to Google Drive
  • Head over to the Google Drive website and enter your details to access google drive.
  • If you already have google chrome downloaded, just log in to your google account. 
  • From that, click on the Google Apps icon. This will allow you to open another Google app associated with your account, including Google drive.
  • Select Google Drive.
  • Click “My Drive”, choose “Upload files” to select downloaded files from OneDrive to Google Drive, and wait for a while until the process is fully completed.
  • Or click the “New” button, and select “File upload” or “Folder upload” to move files from OneDrive to the Google Drive account. The results are the same.
Ways to transfer OneDrive Files to Google Drive
How to Transfer OneDrive Files to Google Drive

This way is uncomplicated and easy for users to operate. Although, if there are too many files, this method still has certain flaws. The files downloaded to the computer storage will be in a zip format.

Those need to be extracted before uploading on Google Drive. Also, the pace at which this task gets done depends on your network speed. 

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Migrate OneDrive Files to Google Drive by drag and drop

The second method is a bit more friendly than the above-mentioned because no download operation is required to transfer OneDrive Files to Google Drive. Refer to the steps mentioned below to know how to do it. 

Please note: If your computer is not a Windows 10 system, you need to manually download the OneDrive application, and log in with your account after downloading.) If you are a Windows 10 user, just find OneDrive on your computer and log in.

  • Load your preferred browser and head over to the Google Drive website and enter your details to access google drive.
  • Log in to your google drive account.
  • Select the data that you need to move from OneDrive to Google Drive.
How to migrate OneDrive Files to Google Drive
Transfer OneDrive Files to Google Drive
  • Simply drag and drop these files or folders from OneDrive to Google Drive, and wait for the process to complete.
  • After the completion of the process, a prompt will remind you that the file upload is complete.
Ways to migrate OneDrive Files to Google Drive
Transfer OneDrive Files to Google Drive

Although this method is more user-friendly, it has not been improved in terms of speed. To ensure speed and operating friendliness at the same time, you can choose the method mentioned below.

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Transfer data from OneDrive to Google drive with a Third-party tool

Resorting to a third-party tool to migrate data from OneDrive to Google Drive will make the entire process hassle-free. Resorting to a third-party tool to migrate data from OneDrive to Google Drive will make the entire process hassle-free.

MultCloud is one platform that offers you to transfer your files from one cloud storage to another for free.

Follow the instructions mentioned below to learn how to transfer OneDrive files to Google drive using MultCloud.

  • Sign up using your email ID, and enter your username and password to create one MultCloud account.
Many ways to migrate OneDrive Files to Google Drive
Transfer data from OneDrive to Google drive using 3rd party tool
  • After creating an account, log in and click on “Add cloud” on the left side of the navigation panel.
How to transfer OneDrive Files to Google Drive
Transfer data from OneDrive to Google drive using 3rd party tool
  • Select the OneDrive icon and follow the steps to complete adding it to MultCloud. 
  • Add your Google Drive account to MultCloud by repeating the above steps.
  • Now, you will see two different cloud drives in one interface. 
  • Select all the files you want to copy in OneDrive, right-click your mouse, and select “Copy to”.
  • Select Google Drive as the destination location, click on the “OK” button, and wait for the transfer process to complete.
Many ways to transfer OneDrive Files to Google Drive
Transfer data from OneDrive to Google drive using 3rd party tool

So this was a much simpler process to migrate your files from one cloud service to another cloud service.

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How to transfer OneDrive Files to Google Drive on Mac

If you are not on a Windows machine, unfortunately, there is no one-step way to transfer files and folders from OneDrive to Google Drive. You will have to take it to step by step, manually downloading your files from OneDrive and then uploading it to Google Drive.

Follow the instructions mentioned below to learn how to transfer OneDrive files to Google drive on Mac.

  • Log in to your Mac. 
  • Create a new folder on your desktop and name it anything.
  • This folder will contain your OneDrive folder and files in one place so that it is easy to replicate this on Google Drive.
  • Log in to your OneDrive in a web browser.
  • Download them into the folder created in the first step.
  • This will download your data from the OneDrive cloud to your folder.
  • After you are done downloading all your files and folders in OneDrive to your folder on your Mac.
  •  Launch a web browser and open your Google Drive, to transfer your data.
  • In small chunks, upload the files and folders in your folder to Google Drive.

Once all is done, do not delete your folder on your computer. Ensure that Google Drive has received all your data and stores your local data on an external disk or somewhere on your computer itself, at least for some days.

This is to be doubly sure that nothing went wrong during downloading from Microsoft OneDrive and uploading it to Google Drive.

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Why there is a need to transfer your files from OneDrive to Google Drive?

Due to the decrease in free OneDrive storage from 15GB to 5GB, many users tend to transfer files from OneDrive to Google Drive which still provides 15 GB of free storage for users. Although you can choose to buy more storage space.

Which is the most effective way to transfer OneDrive Files to Google Drive?

We recommend using a third-party tool like MultCloud because it is reliable and a fast method.

Conclusion

You can transfer OneDrive files to Google Drive automatically or manually. The choice depends on several factors, including how valuable your documents are to you and how much time you have. We recommend you to use a third-party tool like MultcCloud, but ultimately it is up to your choice.

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