Dropbox to SharePoint Migration

Many businesses use Dropbox because of its simplicity. They can upload their files, share with their colleagues, and take advantage of the scalable pricing plans to meet their unique needs. While Dropbox has its own advantages, it lacks many advanced features required by modern-day businesses. This is where Microsoft SharePoint comes into the picture.
Both SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365 are flagship products from Microsoft. As such, they can be easily integrated. SharePoint allows businesses to manage user approvals, routines and document libraries. Businesses also benefit from the advanced security features such as access controls, and data encryption. If you’re looking to transfer your files from Dropbox to SharePoint, we’ve got you covered.

Method 1: Using Microsoft 365 Admin Center

This method involves using the Dropbox Migration utility available in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.

Step 1: Prerequisites

Step 2: Add Your Dropbox Account


Step 3: Start File Transfer

Now, you’re ready to go.


  1. Open the Microsoft Migration Manager > Dropbox Migration.
  2. Click on the Connect to Dropbox button.
  3. Click on the Folders tab > Add Folders.
  4. Choose the content you would like to migrate from Dropbox.
  5. All Folders: Select this option if you would like to migrate all the folders from your Dropbox account.
  6. Single Folder: Select this option to migrate only a specific folder.
  7. Multiple Specific Folders: Choose this option to migrate multiple folders at the same time.
  8. Check the option named Automatically start scanning now.
  9. Click on Add.
  10. The Migration Manager will load all the selected files and folders. Wait for a moment.
  11. Click on the Copy to Migrations button underneath.
  12. A new pop-up will appear. Select the Use default settings option.
  13. Click on the Copy to Migrations button.
  14. Click on the Folder Migrations tab.
  15. Select the folder you wish to move.
  16. Click on Edit under the Destination section.
  17. Select the SharePoint option under the Select a Destination category.
  18. Specify your SharePoint Site. For example: Leads Generation Dept
  19. Click on the Save Path button.
  20. Click on Migrate, and the migration process will start.

Step 4: Verify Data Integrity (Optional)

This is optional but highly recommended.

After migrating your data, you will want to verify its integrity. Make sure that all the user access permission configurations are intact, and they are not changed incorrectly. You will also want to confirm that all the internal links point to your SharePoint destinations only; rather than Dropbox.

Using Easy Cloud Manager for Cloud Transfers

Easy Cloud Manager, as the name implies, is an easy and customer-friendly Web app that helps you seamlessly transfer files from Dropbox to other clouds. It has a simple, tabbed interface that facilitates both inter-cloud transfer and cloud-to-cloud transfer.

Inter-cloud transfer is a form of transfer that involves transferring files and folders across the same cloud account. In contrast, cloud-to-cloud transfer involves transferring files from one cloud account (Dropbox to Dropbox) to another (such as Dropbox to OneDrive, and vice versa).



  1. Create your free account on the Easy Cloud Manager website.
  2. Click on the Home tab.
  3. Select Add Cloud Drives.
  4. Click on the Dropbox icon.
  5. Sign-in to the Dropbox account and authorize the account access permissions.
  6. Similarly, click on the SharePoint icon.
  7. Sign-in to your SharePoint account and authorize the account access permissions.
  8. Once both of your accounts are added, they will be visible under the My Cloud Drives section.
  9. Move on to the Operations tab.
  10. Click on Data Transfer.
  11. Click on Select Source.
  12. In the Load Drive pop-up, select the Dropbox icon to specify it as the source account.
  13. Click on Load Drive.
  14. Similarly, click on Select Target, select the SharePoint icon to set it as your destination.
  15. Click on Load Drive.
  16. You will get a list of all top-level folders from both the source and destination accounts.
  17. Tick all the folders from the Source account you want to migrate.
  18. Select one of the folders from the Target account you want to choose as the destination.
  19. Click on the Transfer Now button to immediately start transferring your files and folders. Or use the Schedule Transfer button to conduct a one-time transfer at your convenient time automatically. Similarly, you can also schedule daily, weekly or monthly transfers.

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