Today, more and more users are moving to cloud platforms for storing their critical and important data. Cloud services have become the necessity of this growing world. Many users use G Drive and OneDrive from Google and Microsoft respectively. But recently I’ve seen people finding ways to import files from Google Drive to OneDrive accounts. There could be many possible reasons for importing data from G Drive to OneDrive account.
The following articles explain why users prefer Microsoft’s OneDrive over Google Drive. It also describes how users can go through the process to import Google Drive to OneDrive account.
Users mainly need to import Google Drive files into OneDrive for large enterprises. As a reason, Microsoft OneDrive is great for business collaboration compared to Google Drive. Consider the following reasons why most people want to import to their OneDrive account:
Thus, making the first choice amongst users.
Now, further moving to the approaches for importing data from G Drive to OneDrive account. We will first cover the manual methods to perform this task.
Method 1: Download and Upload
This is the most traditional method to import files from Google Drive to OneDrive account. It is only feasible for less number of files. By using this method, users can import only one file at a time.
Step 1: Download your files from G Drive to your local hard drive.
Step 2: Then, upload these files to OneDrive.
Repeat the above steps until you have not imported all your Google Drive files to OneDrive.
Method 2: Import Certain Files
You can import files from Google Drive to OneDrive using the “Share” feature of Cloud Drive. Even if you want to share target files one at a time or at once through a folder, you still need to go to the “Shared with me” folder and copy the target files to another folder. Then rename the target files one by one and keep them persistent.
Method 3: Archive Folders Via Google Takeout
Step 1. Log in to your Google account and open Google Takeout.
Step 2. On the Download, Your Data screen, under Select data to include, make sure Drive is enabled. Then click Next
Step 3. Select, Add to OneDrive, under “Delivery method”.
Step 4. Click Link Account and Create Archive to connect your OneDrive account and import files from Google Drive to OneDrive account.
The above-described methods are a bit complex and might take a long time. It solely depends on the size of the file and network bandwidth. Also, once the process commences, one can’t pause it in between.
Now, further moving to the most reliable and trustworthy solutions amongst users.
Fortunately, G Drive to OneDrive Migration Tool, lets you import Google Drive data to OneDrive account, with all of its data. It is the most reliable approach to import G Drive data.
Following are some of the features offered by the utility:
Import all Items: This utility lets you import all the data items present in your Google Drive like: documents, photos, etc. in a hassle-free manner. It is less time consuming and ensures guaranteed data transfer.
Filters for your ease: Using this software, you can apply multiple filters to make your import process simpler. Several filters are offered by this tool, such as date filter and user group mapping. Using the date range filter, you can entire mailbox data from G Drive to OneDrive from that range only.
Pause and resume feature: This lets you pause and resume the ongoing process, whenever needed by the user. As soon as you begin the process to import files from Google Drive to OneDrive, the software will show the migration status report on the panel itself. From there only you can use this option.
Folder Hierarchy: The software enables you to preserve the folder structure throughout the data migration process. It clearly indicates that the users will get the imported data at the previous place only.
Permissions to Import Data: The software provides 3 types of permissions to import Google Drive to OneDrive data. They are as Read, Write, and Comment.
Start by downloading and installing the tool on your system.
After validating the software, click Next.
After validating the permissions, click Next.
This previous article described a completely manual procedure that makes it easy to import files from Google Drive to OneDrive account. However, all free methods have their own certain drawbacks. Similarly, the manual method has its own shortcomings. Therefore, to simply import data from G Drive to OneDrive, it is highly recommended to use the migration tool.