How to link Google Drive with OneDrive

How to link Google Drive with OneDrive
Published in : 03 Mar 2023

How to link Google Drive with OneDrive

Cloud storage is becoming a popular way to store and back up data these days. Google Drive and OneDrive are two of the most well-known and widely used cloud storage services around the world.

Google Drive gives users 15GB of free storage space and a cheap upgrade option. It costs money every month.

OneDrive is a well-known cloud storage service made by Microsoft. It has been around for a long time. It has a lot of users because it gives you 5 GB of free storage and has a good pricing plan.

Most people have accounts for both Google Drive and OneDrive. For example, they might use Google Drive to store work files and OneDrive to store personal files. So, they might need to move files from Google Drive to OneDrive or images from OneDrive to Google Drive.

Users usually do this by downloading files from one cloud drive to their computer and then putting them on another cloud. This method works well if the file is small and you don't need to send the data very often. But this takes time and doesn't work well.

So, is it easy to get Google Drive and OneDrive to work together? Of course yes!

Here are the different ways Google Drive and OneDrive let you share files:

Method 1: An easy way to sync Google Drive with OneDrive

  • Use your Google Drive account to sign in.
  • Choose the file you want to sync, then click "Download" to save it to your computer.
  • Use your OneDrive account to sign in.
  • To add files you've downloaded to your computer to OneDrive, click the "+New" button.

Note: This method depends on the speed of the network, which affects the time it takes to download and upload. And if you have to do it often, it will take time and work.

Method 2: Use Google Takeout to sync Google Drive with OneDrive

Users can export their data from Google Photos, Google Drive, YouTube, and other places using Google Takeout. This lets them move their data to their computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive.

Use Google Takeout to sync.

  • Sign in to the site for Google Takeout.
  • Click "Next Step" after choosing the source drive from which you want to export the file.
  • Click "Add to OneDrive" and then "Link Account and Create Archive."
  • You can see the data you exported from "Files" in the "Google Download Your Data" folder if you sign in with your OneDrive account.

Note: This method can help you avoid having to download and upload a lot, but you need a fast network to do it. And if the Internet goes down, the synchronization process has to start over.

So, is there a way to keep all of these problems from happening? let's take a look.

Method 3: Use MultCloud to sync Google Drive with OneDrive

  • Create and log in to a MultCloud account for free. To choose Google Drive, click the "Add Cloud" button. The same thing needs to be done to add OneDrive to MultCloud.
  • Click the "Cloud Sync" icon and choose Google Drive as the source cloud and OneDrive as the destination cloud. Then click "Sync Now" to sync files from Google Drive to OneDrive.

Compared to the two methods mentioned above, MultCloud has the following outstanding advantages:

  • MultCloud lets you use multiple cloud drives at the same time, so you don't have to keep downloading and uploading files.
  • All of the synchronization happens on MultCloud's servers, so you don't have to worry about your connection or how fast the network is.
  • You can set up a synchronization mission in MultCloud to automatically sync files at a later time.
  • MultCloud has eight ways to sync: Simple Sync, Two-Way Sync, Mirror Sync, Move Sync, Cumulative Sync, Update Sync, Incremental Backup Sync, and All Backup Sync. Make sure you can find the right way to synchronize that works for you.


If you don't have to send the data very often and the file size is small, the two methods we've already talked about should be enough. But if you often sync large files between different cloud drives, you should use the cloud file sync tool "MultiCloud."