How to migrate Google Drove to One Drive. Both Google Drive and Onedrive are cloud based data storage systems available to internet users. Google Drive is the data storage system developed by Google as part of its online Google Suite of applications. Likewise, Onedrive is the Microsoft suite equivalent. The main difference between the drives is the totality of Google Suite being internet based and Microsoft suite being downloadable applications. Where Google Suite can be accessed at any time, from any device, Microsoft Suite limits the access to Onedrive to the specific device the application is downloaded to.
There is more than one way to migrate a file or an entire drive from Google Drive to Onedrive. The simplest way to migrate a file or drive is to “drag” the intended file from Google Drive and “drop” the file into the Onedrive application. This will transfer the file without deleting it from the original drive. This method requires the computer being used to have both the Onedrive and the Google Drive desktop applications downloaded.
A more encompassing way to transfer from Google Drive to Onedrive is to link the drives online. With this method, an entire drive can be shared with the other application and it can be set up to share on a repeated basis. This creates an effective way to backup important drives, so data will not be lost should one drive experience an issue. For this method, the Google Drive desktop application does not have to be downloaded.
Drag & Drop Method
Step 1: Log into your Google account through the application and navigate to the file or drive you would like to migrate to Onedrive.
Step 2: Click and hold the file or drive you would like to migrate.
Step 3: Drag the held file or drive and hover it over the Onedrive application on the toolbar. Release the file or drive to migrate it to Onedrive.
Drive Linking Method
Step 1: Log into your Google Drive account.
Step 2: Navigate to https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout
Step 3: Check the box beside Google Drive, then scroll to the bottom of the screen and click “Next Step”.
Step 4: Here, you can choose the file type, frequency, and destination of your drive export. Click the drop down menu for “Delivery Method” and choose the option “Add to Onedrive”.
Step 5: Choose frequency (one migration or repeated) you would prefer. Then, choose the file type and file size you would prefer when migrating. When your preference is indicated, click the “Link Accounts & Create Export” button at the bottom of the screen to migrate your Google Drive to Onedrive.