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Are Google Drive and Dropbox incompatible?


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#1 zzzz

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 04:29 PM

I'm new to Dropbox and found that I cannot drag and drop from Google Drive into Dropbox. When Dropbox and Google Drive are on the screen when I click on a G. Drive folder the Dropbox page disappears into the Task Bar and one cannot drop anything there.

 

Is this right or do I have a glitch somewhere? Thanks for help.

 

Using Win 7


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Posted 04 June 2014 - 05:49 PM

These instructions are from the Google forums. There are also third party products like Cloudsfer that will simplify this process.

 

 

 

 

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/drive/Z3JodNYfycw



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:03 AM

Thanks for that link. It outlines the reverse of what I want to do so I tried reversing the procedure but it didn't work or I couldn't work it.

 

I'll have to try another way. 



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:45 AM

Well blow me down!

 

I had just now both GDrive and Dropbox open on the desktop and clicking on a Dropbox folder the GDrive remained opened. I dragged the Dropbox folder and dropped it into GDrive OK.

 

I then tried the reverse, which I want, and again it worked OK! What has changed I don't know - hope it keeps on working.



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 09:31 AM

I can do the reverse but cannot do this from GDrive to Dropbox. If I have both windows active  when I click to drag a GDrive file the Dropbox reverts to the Task Bar and one cannot drop there.

 

I've asked Dropbox support but they refer me only to FAQs.

 

I'm using Win 7 and Chrome.  Thanks for any advice.



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 10:05 AM

Remember this?

 

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/536655/are-google-drive-and-dropbox-incompatible/

 

 

You said it worked. And as I said, there is a third party app that will do this called Cloudsfer.

 

 

 

http://www.cloudsfer.com/



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 12:20 PM

Oh yes I forgot that once it worked. My comment that "hope it keeps on working." proved prescient as it doesn't work now.

 

I registered with Cloudsfer but couldn't see how it worked. Signing in a few more times to try more only gets to 'server error' now. Will try later.

 

I have just tried the drag and drop again to and from GDrive/Dropbox and now when clicking on an item in one does not make the other go to Task Bar now!! Why it should at other times is a mystery unless this time I pressed Ctrl first makes this happen altho doesn't otherwise help. So from GDrive to Dropbox is still a no go. I only want this to be able to view files offline on several computers.






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