How to transfer your entire Dropbox account to Google Drive (without having to make a local backup) via cloudHQ!

I recently made the decision to switch from Dropbox to Google Drive for all my storage needs.

It no longer made sense for me to maintain separate cloud accounts for all my files, both personal and business.

The fact that I already spent a great deal of time in Google apps with Gmail / Google Docs / Slides / Sheets and that the entire G Suite work so well together made the decision to drop Dropbox and retain Google Drive relatively easy.

Dropbox has always been a great place to store and share docs, but I realized that Google Drive had the exact same functionality. I also discovered that I had been underutilizing the storage, paying USD 900 over the years but mostly using it for backup and document sharing.

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Having made the decision to migrate, I had to next find an efficient and safe way to transfer all my Dropbox files over to Google Drive.

As I was using selective sync with the local drive on my MacBook Pro, I didn't want to go through the hassle of downloading a full backup of all my Dropbox data to my local drive, and then uploading it again to Google Drive.

So it was with great relief that I found cloudHQ, which had the exact functionality I was looking for.  cloudHQ enables me to connect and sync Dropbox and Google Drive seamlessly. There are monthly and year yearly plans, together with a free trial during which you can test all the necessary functionality.

Here are short instructions on how to migrate all your files in Dropbox to Google Drive using cloudHQ:

Go to the Synchronization wizard.
Click the Dropbox icon:

Select an already-configured Dropbox account or click “Add Dropbox” to add a new Dropbox account:

If you click “Add Dropbox,” you will be forwarded to authorize cloudHQ to access your account:

Since we are copying all data, select the top level folder:

Click the Google Drive icon:

Select an already-configured Google Drive account or add a new Google Drive account:

Since we are copying everything, select the top level Google Drive folder:

Since this is migration, click “Switch to one-way sync”:

Click “Synchronize once” to start data migration:

The synchronization pair and status will display after the initial synchronization.

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You can read full instructions together with screenshots on cloudHQ's website here: How to migrate all files from Dropbox to Google Drive (single user) – cloudHQ Support.