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.
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 people create multiple accounts to get the benefit of extra storage space. Google knows this fact but hasn’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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 4. When the download is finished, you can unzip the file and extract all your files from the single zip file.
Step 5. In the next step, you have to open 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.
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.
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. even the process is very time consuming and troublesome, it is quite efficient and safe.
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.
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