Google Drive to Google Workspace


Both Google Drive and Google Workspace  are part of the Google family. However, they both serve different niches and customers.


Google Drive primarily targets home users and working professionals. It is a cloud storage and file synchronization service. You can share files instantly and work with others in real-time. The automated file syncing ensures your files are up-to-date on all the connected devices. Google Drive also provides an entire office productivity suite for free. You can create & manage documents, presentations, and worksheets.


In contrast, Google Workspace serves business and organizational users. With a Google Workspace account, you get access to Google’s video conferencing service Google Meet, survey management system Google Forms, real-time co-authoring, team calendar, and many more enhanced collaboration tools.


If you’re looking to move files from Google Drive to Google Workspace , stay with us. We’ll explore different methods to securely transfer your files.



Method 1: Automatically Move Files Using the Move To Dialog

There is a direct way to move files from Google Drive to Google Workspace . However, your Google Drive account must be connected to the Google Workspace  service to directly move your files.


Keep in mind, it’s not mandatory that you use the same Gmail email address to connect your Google Drive and Google Workspace  accounts. You may use the same or different email address, it doesn’t matter.


  1. Sign-in to your Google Drive account.
  2. Click on the My Drive, and go to the parent folder that contains the files/ folders you want to move.
  3. Right-click on the files/ folders you want to move, and select the “Move to” option.
  4. A new pop-up window will appear.
  5. Choose a folder in your Google Workspace  account where you want to move the items.
  6. Click on the Move button.


When to use this method?


This method is fast, reliable and free. You don’t need to download any files to your computer. This method will be helpful to transfer both small and large numbers of files of any size.



Method 2: Manual Method


Manual method involves downloading your files from Google Drive. Your files are downloaded in the form of an archive. You will need to extract them before you upload them on Google Workspace .


  1. Sign-in to your Google Drive account.
  2. Click on the My Drive icon on the left.
  3. Go to the parent folder containing the files or folders you want to transfer.
  4. Right-click on the files/ folders you want to move.
  5. Select the Download option.
  6. Your selected files/ folders will be archived and downloaded.
  7. Download a free zip extractor 7-Zip File Manager.
  8. Right-click on your archive file, and select the Extract option.
  9. Sign-in to your Google Workspace  account.
  10. Go to the parent folder where you want to upload your files/ folders.
  11. Click on the New icon, select “File Upload” or “Folder Upload”.
  12. Select your files or folders, and then click on Open.


When to use this method?



Method 3: Automatically Move Files Using Easy Cloud Manager


The Move To dialog in Google Drive can often be difficult, inconvenient and confusing. It lists the top-most folders in your Google Drive and Google Workspace  accounts. You will need to expand through the top-level folders to the bottom-level folders to select your destination. If you need to move a lot of files from different folders, you’ll need to repeat the same process multiple times.


Why not try Easy Cloud Manager instead?


It’s fast, cloud-based and easy. Easy Cloud Manager has an Explorer-like look. You can see the contents of multiple cloud accounts and transfer files among them. You can also schedule file transfers. ECM keeps a log of your file transfer activities so that you can see which files are transferred, and which ones are not.


Moreover, you can find and remove cloud duplicates and rename files using dozens of renaming rules. ECM is 100% secure. It uses the military-grade AES 256 encryption to protect your sensitive data during transit. You can revoke file access permissions to ECM anytime.


  1. Visit the Easy Cloud Manager website, and create an account.
  2. Click on the Home tab, and add both Google Drive and Google Workspace.
  3. Once you’ve added them, they will appear under the My Cloud Drives section.
  4. Click on the Operations tab.
  5. Click on Data Transfer.
  6. Click on Select Source, and select your Google Drive account.
  7. Click on Select Target, and select your Google Workspace account.
  8. You can also filter the file transfer by limiting files by their sizes, types, or date property.
  9. Check the folders you want to move from your source account (Google Drive).
  10. Select a destination folder in your target account (Google Workspace).
  11. Click on Transfer Now.