How to Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another With Ease

Searching for ways on how to transfer files from one google drive to another? In this guide, we have provided simple instructions to copy or migrate files from one Google Drive account to another.

By Abby Walsh | Posted: Aug. 28, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 28, 2018
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The Google Drive offers 15 GB of free storage for every single user, but that might not be enough for some users. That’s why most of the people create multiple accounts to get the benefit of extra storage space. Google knows this fact, but haven’t done anything to help the users to send files from one Google Drive to another. Users have to carry out the steps manually to transfer the files.

So, in this guide, we are going to walk you through the process of how do I move files from one google drive account to another.

How to Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another

In here, we are explaining two different methods that can help you to copy files from one Google drive account to another.

Method 1. Via Downloading and Uploading:

The method of downloading and uploading is the simplest process of saving the files and folder to your system and then uploading it to the new account. The step by step process is explained below:

Step 1. Access your Primary account and locate the files or folders that you want to transfer to the other account.

Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another via Downloading and Uploading - Step 1

Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another via Downloading and Uploading – Step 1

Step 2.  Collect all the files and put it in a new folder and name it Export. The folder will appear in the directory. Then you will be able to download all the files at once.

Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another via Downloading and Uploading - Step 2

Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another via Downloading and Uploading – Step 2

Step 3. Now, download your Export folder. Right, click on it and you will see the Download option. The Google server will compress all the files into a single zip file. It might take some time to finish the process so you must be patient.

 Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another via Downloading and Uploading - Step 3

Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another via Downloading and Uploading – Step 3

Step 4. When the download is finished, you can unzip the file and extract all your files from the single zip file.

Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another via Downloading and Uploading - Step 4

Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another via Downloading and Uploading – Step 4

Step 5. In the next step, you have to open your another account in which you want to keep those files. When the home page opens up, click on the + icon and upload files and folder to your other Google Drive account.

Method 2. Via Sharing:

The sharing method is also effective to send files from one Google Drive account to another. The proper instructions are given below:

Step 1. Go to your Primary Google Account and locate the files or folders that you want to send to your other account.

Step 2. Now, right click on the files and select the Share option.

 Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another via Sharing - Step 2

Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another via Sharing – Step 2

Step 3. A new window will pop up; there you can enter your other account’s details. Then click on “Advanced” settings and under the sharing settings, ensure that you change the access permission to “Is Owner”. Now hit the Send button.

Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another via Sharing - Step 3

Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another via Sharing – Step 3

Step 4. Now, go to your secondary account and you will find the files in your main drive as the ownership of the files has been transferred.

Google has provided the above processes on how to migrate files from one google drive to another. But as we can see, the process is very time consuming and troublesome. It can be a very hectic process and hence it is recommended that you move to the next part to transfer files from one google drive to another.

Conclusion

As we read, the process that Google uses to transfer files from one Google Drive to another is quite complicated, but these methods are the ones that are available to transfer files. Do let us know your thoughts with the help of the comments section or you can directly contact us for any query.

Abby Walsh

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan and a horror movie lover. Always be willing to solve all kinds of Apple-related issues as well as Android's.

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