How to link OneDrive and Google Drive

These days, people increasingly use cloud storage to store and back up their data. OneDrive and Google Drive are the two most widely used and well-known cloud storage options out of all the ones available. Users of Google Drive receive 15 GB of free storage, as well as cost-effective upgrade options, and a monthly fee.

For many years, Microsoft’s OneDrive has been a well-known brand in the cloud storage industry. It has a large user base thanks to 5 GB of free storage and a reasonable pricing plan.

The majority of people likely have Google Drive and OneDrive accounts, with some using OneDrive for personal data and Google Drive for work-related files. Consequently, they might have to move documents from Google Drive to OneDrive or photos from OneDrive to Google Drive.

Users frequently download files from a cloud drive to their computer, then upload those files to another cloud. If the file size is small and you don’t need to move the data frequently, this method works well. Even so, it is ineffective and time-consuming. So, is there a simple way to sync OneDrive and Google Drive? In a word, yes!

Here are different ways of sharing files on Google Drive and OneDrive:

Method 1: Simple method for syncing Google Drive with OneDrive

  • ┬áLog in using your Google Drive account.
  • After choosing the file you wish to sync, click “Download” to save it to your computer.
  • ┬áLog in using your OneDrive account.
  • ┬áTo add the files, you downloaded onto a computer to OneDrive, click the “+New” button.

Note: this method depends on network speed, which affects how quickly files are downloaded and uploaded. Additionally, synchronizing frequently will require time and effort.

Method 2: For OneDrive and Google Drive synchronization, use Google Takeout.

To help users transfer data to a computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive, Google Takeout enables users to export their data from Google Photos, Google Drive, YouTube, and other services.

  • Making use of Google Takeout
  • Sign in on the Google Takeout website.
  • Select the source drive from which you want to export the file, then click “Next step.”
  • Click the “Link Account and Create Archive” icon after selecting “Add to OneDrive.”
  • Log in with your OneDrive account to view the exported data in the “Google Download Your Data” folder under “Files”.

Note: This technique can prevent repeated downloading and uploading, but it needs a fast network. If the Internet is down, the synchronization procedure must be restarted.

So, is there a way to prevent all of these issues? Let’s look

Method 3: Google Drive and OneDrive can be synced using MultCloud.

  • Sign in with your free MultCloud account. Go to Google Drive by clicking the “Add Cloud” button. Follow the same procedure to add OneDrive to MultCloud next.
  • Click the “Cloud Sync” icon, choose OneDrive as the destination cloud, and Google Drive as the source cloud. After that, click “Sync
  • Now” to sync your Google Drive files with OneDrive.

MultCloud has the following notable advantages over the two methods mentioned above:

MultCloud enables simultaneous use of multiple cloud drives without requiring you to repeatedly download and upload files.
Without concern for the connection or network speed, the entire synchronization process takes place on the MultCloud server.
To automate and synchronize files in the future, MultCloud lets you schedule a synchronization mission.
There are eight different synchronization options available in MultCloud: Simple Sync, Two-way Sync, Mirror Sync, Move Sync, Cumulative Sync, Update Sync, Incremental Backup Sync, and All Backup Sync. Make sure you can locate the appropriate synchronization method that is appropriate for you.


If you don’t need to move the data frequently and the file size is small, the first two methods mentioned are enough. However, if you frequently sync large files between various cloud drives, “MultCloud” is the best option for you.


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