How to Transfer Files from Microsoft OneDrive to Google Drive? [Quick Tip]
Hello everyone! I want to transfer data from OneDrive to Google Drive. I need all of my Microsoft Word Files & Excel sheets to be transferred to Google Drive account. Initially, I tried to download files from OneDrive and manually upload them to Google Drive. But, this method is reliable only for some files no for bulk data. I am looking for a solution that supports batch processing. So, is there anyone who know how to transfer files from Microsoft OneDrive to Google Drive. Any type of help will be appreciated!
Are you also among those users who are finding this similar kind of query? Then no worries. It’s because here in this write-up we have provided 2 different solutions that let users to move or transfer documents from OneDrive to Google Drive. As we know MS OneDrive is a cloud storing service that can save documents, photos & other files. But, due to a decrease in free OneDrive storage from 15GB to 5GB many people migrate from OneDrive to G Drive which still provides 15GB free storage. Now, to know the solutions for carrying out this migration process read the blog.
Solution 1 - Use Download and Upload Method
Follow these manual method steps of how to transfer files from Microsoft OneDrive to Google Drive:
Step 1. Log in to your OneDrive account
Step 2. Select the desired & click on the "Download" button
Step 3. Now, these files and folders will be downloaded to your computer
Step 4. Log in your Google Drive account & click on "My Drive"
Step 5. Click on "Upload files" and manually select these files or folders which are downloaded to your PC and upload them to G Drive.
Important Note: After you downloaded folders to your PC from OneDrive it will be converted into .zip file. Also, if you want to upload folders to your G Drive then before doing the uploading process you have to extract those folders first.
Pitfalls of Manual Solution for Moving OneDrive Files to Google Drive
There are various limitations of using the manual approach to transfer documents from OneDrive to Google Drive these are as follows:
1- High internet connection is necessary to carry out the process
2- Reliable for a small number of files
3- Chances of file data loss or file corruption
4- Bulk migration of OneDrive files to Google Drive is not possible
5- Does not provide any option migrated data of selective date range
Solution 2 - How to Transfer Files from Microsoft OneDrive to Google Drive
One of the most reliable third party application to move OneDrive files to Google Drive name as OneDrive to Google Drive Migrator. The application is designed in such a way that it can copy data from one cloud storage to another without any loss. It has a simple and user-friendly interface that even a non-technical user can avail it without taking any help.
Some of the highlighted features of the software are given below:
- Move OneDrive folders to Google Drive for Business efficiently
- The software provides the facility to transfer secured documents as well
- Maintains on-disk folder structure during OneDrive to G Drive Migration
- Renders 3 different types of permissions like Read, Write & Comment
- Option to modify default permission when migrating files to G Drive
- Apply Date-range filter to migrate data of selected date range
- Supports all versions of Windows Operating System including 10
Steps to Move OneDrive Files to Google Drive
Follow these simple steps of how to transfer files from Microsoft OneDrive to Google Drive:
Download and Run OneDrive to Google Drive Migrator tool
Then, click on Register button to register your email id & domain
Click the Start button & choose source and destination as O365 & G Suite
Go to the Settings option and select the G Suite option. Enter the Destination Service Account Client ID & P12 Key file path
Then, choose Office 365 option & enter Source Service Client ID, pfx key path & pfx file password
After adding the pfx file enter the "systools" as the pfx file password and click Save button
Go to the Source option & enter the Office 365 Admin Email ID. After that click Connect
Choose the Destination option & enter G Suite Admin Email ID. After that click on the Connect button
Note: Before connecting to the admin account please add scopes at the domain level. To add scope & verify the admin account:
Now, to transfer files from Microsoft OneDrive choose Documents as a Category & then apply a Date filter
After that do the source & destination user mapping
Lastly, click the Start button to begin the process.
Now users know how to transfer files from Microsoft OneDrive to Google Drive by using manual or automated solutions. But, due to some limitations associated with the manual process. Users can opt for the automated solution as described here & move OneDrive files to Google Drive. It is a safe and secure utility that can be used to carry without risk of data loss.