How to move photos from Google Drive to Dropbox?

Google Drive is a cloud storage & synchronization service which allows you to backup photos, videos & important files. Google Drive offers 5 GB free storage space to store your files, photos & videos. Those who need a larger storage space can upgrade to various available paid plans. Their plans start from as low as 100GB for $1.99/month and goes as high as 30TB for $299.99/month. If you have a Google account, you can directly access Google Drive.

DropBox is a cloud storage & synchronization service which allows you to backup photos, videos & files to access them from anywhere in the world. DropBox offers 2GB free storage space. Those who need a larger storage space can upgrade to various available paid plans. Their plans start from as low as 100GB for $9.99/month and goes as high as 500GB for $49.99/month. Each file you upload through the website must be 10 GB or less.

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


  1. Install "Dropbox desktop application" on your computer. It creates a folder on your system's hard disk. The folder is named "Dropbox".
  2. Go to https://drive.google.com & sign in to your account.
  3. Click the checkbox(es) next to the photos that you wish to download.
  4. "Right click" the selected photos, select "Download" option. Your browser prompts you to save .zip file, click "Save" and specify a location i.e. 'Dropbox' to download. The downloaded zip file will contain the photos you selected.
  5. Click "Download" button.
  6. All your photos will now be downloaded to Dropbox folder on the computer.
  7. Go to https://www.dropbox.com/ & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.
  8. Click "Upload" button located at the top of the menu bar.
  9. As soon as you click upload, a pop-up window opens up. Click "Choose File" button & select the photos from your computer which you want to upload to Dropbox.
  10. Click "Start Upload" button to automatically upload your photos.
  11. All your photos will now be uploaded to Dropbox.
You can install PicBackMan's Dropbox uploader for Mac from the website and start backing up photos and videos.

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