Migrate Google Drive to OneDrive



Google Drive and OneDrive are highly popular cloud storage platforms. They provide great security features, and help businesses in meeting their team collaboration objectives. Some people prefer Google Drive for its gorgeous free storage. Others opt for OneDrive for the Personal Vault and also because it comes installed by default on Windows.


These days, it’s a usual practice to store data across different cloud platforms. But if you aren’t organizing your data, it can only add up to uncertainty and confusion. As our data is spread across multiple cloud services, taking regular backups may also become a challenging task.


Here’s how you can transfer files from Google Drive to OneDrive, and vice versa.


Method 1: Using Easy Cloud Manager

Are you looking for a simple, straightforward and no nonsense method? If so, Easy Cloud Manager may be of interest to you.



  • Easy Cloud Manager supports migrating files from Google Drive to OneDrive, and reverse.

  • It supports a large number of cloud services including Box, Dropbox, Google Photos, pCloud, etc.

  • You don’t need to download any files to your PC. Your files are transferred over-the-web. Once transferred, they are readily available.

  • You can use Easy Cloud Manager straight from your browser. Your operating system or device configurations doesn’t matter.

  • Easy Cloud Manager offers add-on features to search through different files, organize and rename files in bulk.



  1. Visit the Easy Cloud Manager website, and create a new account.

  2. Click the Google Drive icon, and then click Continue in the next pop-up.


  3. Now add your OneDrive account in the same way.

  4. Click on the Operations tab.

  5. Click the Select Source button, and select your Google Drive account as the source account.


  6. Click on the Select Target button, and select your OneDrive account as the destination account.

  7. Now choose the specific folders you want to move from the source account (Google Drive), and select the destination folder(s) in the target account (OneDrive).

  8. Click on Transfer Now.


Method 2: Automatically Sync Files from Google Drive to OneDrive

Another method for transferring files from Google Drive to OneDrive is to use their native file syncing apps.


Add the folders in your Google Drive account to the OneDrive file syncing list. The folder contents will be automatically transferred.



  1. Sign-in to the OneDrive app already installed on your Windows 11/ 10.

  2. Download Google Drive, and sign-in to your account.

  3. After the files in your Google Drive account are downloaded offline, move the specific files/ folders you want to transfer to Microsoft OneDrive inside the Documents folder.

  4. Click on the OneDrive app icon in the notification area of the taskbar.

  5. Click the gear icon and select Settings.


  6. In the newly opened dialog, click on the Sync & Backup tab.

  7. Click on Manage backup.


  8. Turn on the Documents backup (Move the Documents slider to the right).

  9. Click on Save changes, and exit the Settings dialog.

  10. OneDrive will start syncing the Google Drive files (which you just moved to the Documents folder) to the OneDrive account. This may take some time depending on the size of the files. Once the process is completed, the OneDrive icon will turn into finished mode.

  11. Once your files are successfully synced, uncheck the Documents folder from syncing using the Manage Backup dialog (To open the dialog, repeat the steps # 4-8 given above).

  12. Delete the already synced Google Drive files from your Documents folder.



  • It’s free.

  • You’re migrating files using the native file sync functionality.



  • You must have the Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive apps installed.

  • This method is limited to only the Windows operating system.

  • During this entire process, your files are temporarily downloaded to your hard disk. Hence, this method is not time and bandwidth-friendly.