With the development of the cloud computing and cloud storage, many users would like to use cloud drives to store the files and folders online to access these data anytime and everywhere. The cloud storage store the files on the cloud, you could access these files with the cloud computing technology, which makes you to remotely work on, manage and transform data easily. And the clouds save your life to some extent, it saves your time and energy.
Until now, the mainstream cloud drives include Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Mega, Box, and Amazon, etc. Typically, you might have more than one cloud drives due to varieties reasons, like school cloud accounts can only be used in your education, your work cloud account can only be used in your work time, you have to create a personal cloud drive account if you want to store your personal files.
However, chances are that you might want to transfer files from one cloud to another because of some certain purpose. Therefore, here we will show you the solutions for you to transfer Google Drive to another account (Google Drive as the best choice in cloud drives, so we take Google Drive for example).
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Solution 1. Move Files from 1 Google Drive to Another via Share
Google Drive provides you the share option, and you could share your entire Google Drive folder or some folders to another account, here are the steps:
- Please log in to your Google Drive Account, move all Google Drive files and folders into one Google Drive folder to transfer entire Google Drive folder, or just select some Google Drive folders.
- Right click the folder, and choose Share option.
- Input another Google Drive account in the next popup window.
- Choose a role for another Google Drive account, Viewer, Commenter, or Editor, then edit the message you want to share, and click Send.
After that, all the Google Drive folders or some of them has been shared with another Google Drive account. To confirm, do the following:
- Log in to another Google Drive account, and click Shared with me option on the left panel, and you will find the shared folders and files here.
- To transfer ownership of these Google Drive folders, please create a copy for these folders, you have to go inside of the folders, and choose the files, then select Make a copy.
- Then all the copies will begin with “Copy of ***”, then just right click all the copies, and choose Move to, then select a location in My Drive.
Then all the Google Drive folders will be transferred to another account. But this way is troublesome and time-consuming.
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Solution 2. Migrate Google Drive to Another Account via Download and Upload
You could use the traditional way to move files from Google Drive to another account, download files from Google Drive account, then upload to another account.
- Please log into your Google Drive account, and select the Google Drive folders and right-click, select Download from the context menu.
Move Files from 1 Google Drive to Another via Share
- You have to know that, the downloaded files is zipped, so you have to unzip them first before uploading to another Google Drive account.
- Then log into another Google Drive account, then click the + New button, choose Folder Upload, and then choose the downloaded folders to upload.
Now, you have transferred Google Drive files to another account successfully. And you should know, the upload speed is limited by your bandwidth, and it could be very slow to transfer especially when there are a multiple Gigabytes data to migrate.
Solution 3. Copy Google Drive folder to Another Account Directly
As a matter of fact, there is a another better way to transfer Google Drive files to another account, the free cloud backup service CBackup, which allows you to backup or sync files between cloud drives easily. Hence, you could transfer files from Google Drive to another account via CBackup, and the steps are listed below.
- Please sign up to create a new account of CBackup and sign in.
- Click the My Storage > Add Cloud > select Google Drive > Add, and follow the guide to allow CBackup to access your Google Drive files.
- Then edit the Display name and storage path for Google Drive, and tick Note option and press OK. (repeat the step 2 and step 3 to add another Google Drive account)
- Select the Sync Tasks tab on the left, then click New Task.
- Customize the Task Name, and click Add Source to add the Google Drive as the source, click Add Destination > choose another Google Drive as the destination, and press OK.
- There are some features you could set up in Settings (on the bottom left): Schedule allows you sync files from one Google Drive to another account via daily, weekly, monthly or at a specific time; Email notification will send you the email when the backup finished; File Filter helps you to exclude the file types you don’t want to transfer, etc.
- Press Start Sync to transfer files from Google Drive to another easily and directly.
I tested the sync speed, it’s very fast to transfer multiple Gigabytes data, just a few minutes and everything is done.
Besides cloud to cloud sync, CBackup allows you to perform cloud to cloud backup, backup computer files to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and CBackup Cloud, merge multiple Google Drive accounts into a large free cloud storage to deal with the Google Drive storage full problem, etc.
Compared with the three solutions to transfer files from Google Drive to another account, the free cloud backup service could be your best choice to do Google Drive transfer, and just find the right way for you to protect your Google Drive files. You can also find other backup software to realize Google Drive transfer. Also, check out Fortra’s secure file exchange server if you’re looking for an alternative to Google Drive.