How to move photos from Dropbox to Google Drive?

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DropBox is a cloud storage service provided by DropBox Inc. Dropbox offers 2GB of free storage space, which is useful to backup photos, videos, and documents. Dropbox allows you to create a dedicated folder (Dropbox folder) on each of their computers for storing their files, photos & videos.

Google Drive is a cloud storage & synchronization service provided by Google. Google Drive is a complete office suite that enables users to store music, photos, videos & other documents. Google Drive offers 5GB free storage space to store your files, photos & videos & allow users to access them from anywhere.  There are two ways to move photos from Dropbox to Google Drive i.e. the PicBackMan way or through the Dropbox app.

Here are the steps to move photos from Dropbox to Google Drive:


A. The PicBackMan way:
  1. Open & login to PicBackMan desktop application if you are not logged in.
  2. On Accounts tab, associate your Dropbox and Google Drive accounts .
  3. Go to Migrate tab and click on ‘Choose Account to Migrate’ button. Now select Dropbox from the drop-down list of associated accounts and click save.
  4. Now click ‘Migrate’ button that you see at the bottom of the window.
  5. All your Dropbox photos will now be migrated to your Google Drive account.

Note that PHOTO and VIDEO upload shouldn’t be running. Also, it might take time for migration to complete depending upon the number of photos you have in your Dropbox account.

B. Through DropBox App
  1. Go to https://www.dropbox.com/ & sign in to your account.
  2. Navigate to the folder which you want to download.
  3. Click on the empty space to the right of the folder's name to select it. (clicking on the folder name or icon will open the folder instead)
  4. Click "Download" button located at the top of the window.
  5. Your browser prompts you to save .zip file, then click on "Save" and specify a location to download. The downloaded zip file will contain all the photos from the folder.
  6. Your photo folder will now be downloaded to the computer.
  7. Go to https://drive.google.com & sign in to your account.
  8. Once you have signed into your account, click "Create" button located on the left side & select "Folder" option. Specify a folder name for your photo album. This is the folder where your photos will be uploaded.
  9. Click on the folder you created. You will see an empty folder at the moment. It is because you haven't uploaded anything here yet.
  10. To upload photos to this folder, click "Upload" button located next to the create button. Select "File" option.
  11. A "File upload" window opens up. Browse & select photos that you want to upload.
  12. Once your files are successfully uploaded, you will be prompted with a message that says "Upload complete".
  13. You have another option to upload the photos i.e "Drag-and-drop". Here you can simply drag your photos directly from your computer to a location on your Google Drive.

You can install PicBackMan's Google Drive uploader for Mac from the website and start backing up photos and videos.

253+ Reviews & Counting

Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!