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Transferring from Google Drive to Dropbox


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#1 wdrbbq

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:59 AM

Hi. I need to know how to transfer files from Google Drive to my Dropbox, so as to keep everything in one place. All I have are pictures that need to be transferred. If anyone knows how to do this, I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance. 



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:12 PM

Do you have Google Backup & Sync (formerly Google Drive Sync) installed on your computer, which makes your Google Drive, and its contents, show up under File Explorer just like any other folder?  You can always remove it afterward if you do not wish to keep it.

 

If not, install it, then do whatever you normally do to upload a file to Dropbox.  I don't use Dropbox, only Google Drive, so I can't speak to how you upload to it.

 

Another alternative would be to download all of your files from Google Drive to your local machine and then upload to Dropbox, but that's more tedious.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:38 PM

Thanks. I figured it out. I went to Computer and saw that both One Drive and Dropbox are listed. I dragged and dropped One Drive into Dropbox. Everything now shows up in Dropbox.I think that's what you were explaining to me. Thanks. Problem solved.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:47 PM

Well, it's essentially what I was explaining but focused on Google Drive, which is what you asked about in your original message.

 

OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud storage and, by default, it is set up to behave as a typical folder in File Explorer, so the ability to drag and drop is there "from the start."  I deactivated OneDrive when I first started using Windows 10, so have limited experience with it.


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    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:53 PM

My mistake. Google Drive does not appear in the listing. I mistook One Drive for it. I guess I have to download Google Backup and Sync in order to get it listed, correct?

Sorry about the confusion. I got the names mixed up. Google Drive should be the topic, not One Drive.

I'll let you know how well it worked. Thanks. 



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:05 PM

That would be correct.   If you install Google Backup & Sync, and then log in to the service under the same Google Account as is being used to hold the files, they will become visible in a folder very much like what you've seen for OneDrive.

 

You also have the option to switch Google Accounts in Google Backup & Sync if you so choose and have multiple accounts under which you've stored stuff on Google Drive.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:08 PM

It worked fine. Got pix transferred so they're all in one place. Thanks a lot. I really appreciate it. 



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:46 PM

You're quite welcome.


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    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 





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