How to Migrate Dropbox to OneDrive: Step-by-Step Guide

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Migrate Dropbox to OneDrive

1. Download Dropbox Files and Upload them...Full steps

2. Sync Dropbox to OneDrive via Desktop Apps...Full steps

Clear Dropbox after Migrating Step 1. Go to your Dropbox، move your mouse over to the "Name", and you'll see a little blank box click on it...Full steps
Transfer Dropbox/OneDrive to Another Computer Step 1. Connect two computers. Ensure that the two computers are on the same LAN. You need to run ...Full steps

Introduction

OneDrive and Dropbox are two leading platforms for hosting files in the cloud. Both have a free and paid version, depending on the users' needs. It is a fascinating way to store our data, create backup copies, and always have them at our disposal wherever we are. Dropbox allows you to store up to 2 GB of files and other data for free. However, you'll get 5 GB of free storage in OneDrive. So if you have reached your storage limit, what can you do? You'll create another account on another cloud storage service like OneDrive, etc. Your first concern will be how to transfer all your data or partial data from Dropbox to OneDrive? This article will prove how to migrate your files from Dropbox to OneDrive. Using two or more cloud services is an ideal option for those who want to keep all their heavy files and other valuable data secure and accessible from anywhere. Another significant advantage of using multiple cloud storage platforms is to obtain more free storage space.

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Can I Move Files from Dropbox to OneDrive?

The answer is an absolute yes! That is the reason we're preparing this mini-guide blog for you. Cloud storage services have made it much easier for us to share files from one cloud storage service to another with our contacts or keep the same information immediately on all our devices, which has freed us from using cables and having to walk, for example, uploading photos of our smartphone to our PC.

Two general methods enable us to move files from Dropbox to OneDrive most of the time.

1. Download and Upload

This is the most straightforward way to download all your files from Dropbox to your computer or laptop and then upload all downloaded files to OneDrive. Organize all your files nicely in Dropbox before downloading. It would be hassle-free for you to collect all files in one folder. Using this easy tip, you'll feel easy when uploading files to OneDrive.

2. Sync Dropbox to OneDrive via Desktop App

Naturally, sometimes we want to transfer files between various cloud storage services or different accounts for different causes. Move files Via desktop app synchronization is a free and easy way. Just download and install both apps. See below for detailed steps.

1. Download Dropbox Files and Upload them to OneDrive

Step 1. Log in to your Dropbox account, select the files or folders you want to download and click "Download" at the top center.

Note: All files and folders will be downloaded in a zip folder. You have to unzip it. Simply open the zip folder, copy all files and folders, create a new folder, and paste them into a new folder.

Step 2. Log in to your OneDrive account, click "Upload", and click on the "Files" or "Folder" option. You'll be redirected to your PC, choose files and upload them.

upload files to onedrive

2. Sync Dropbox to OneDrive via Desktop Apps

Step 1. Download and Install Dropbox and OneDrive desktop apps on your laptop or computer, whatever you're using. Both apps will create sync folders in your Windows File Explorer.

sync dropbox to onedrive via desktop apps

Step 2. Now, you can "Cut" and "Paste" or "Drag" and "Drop" to move your files and folders from Dropbox to OneDrive.

How to Clear Dropbox after Migrating Dropbox to OneDrive?

You can easily clear your Dropbox by deleting all folders and files at once with just a few clicks. Kindly follow the below steps:

Step 1. Go to your Dropbox، move your mouse over to the "Name", and you'll see a little blank box click on it. All your files and folders will be selected.

Step 2. Click on the "Delete" button at the top center.

Step 3. Go to "Deleted files" from the bottom left.

delete permanently dropbox files

Step 4. Select all files and folders and click on "Permanently delete" at the top right, your Dropbox will be cleared within a few minutes.

delete all dropbox files at once

Bonus Tip: How to Transfer Dropbox/OneDrive to Another Computer?

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Step 1. Connect two computers

Ensure that the two computers are on the same LAN. You need to run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both computers. On the source computer, navigate to the "PC to PC" mode, and click "PC to PC".

choose pc to pc mode to transfer dropbox from one computer to another

Set transfer direction:

  1. - From old PC to new PC, select "New".
  2. - From new PC to old PC, select "Old".

select transfer direction

Recognize the destination computer by its device name. Connect to target PC, input account password, or verification code of the target PC.

connect two pcs to transfer dropbox from one computer to another

Step 2. Choose Dropbox to transfer

Now hover your mouse over the "Applications" category.

choose applications to transfer dropbox from one computer to another

Locate the Dropbox, tick the box and click "Transfer".

choose dropbox to transfer from one computer to another

Step 3. Start Dropbox transfer

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Conclusion

If you are one of those who are always looking to create backup copies of their files and have them always available in the cloud, it is a great option, and you can access your data from anywhere in the world. As we have seen, it is a simple process, and it is also a free option to synchronize both platforms or download an upload. Creating backup copies is very important to keep our files safe. Having copies of the most critical data is crucial in any threat, such as a ransomware attack. It is a way to keep your data secure. However, the EaseUS Todo PCTrans would be the most pleasing selection if you prefer the third-party app due to its outstanding performance and features. You can also learn how to move installed programs to another drive in this article.

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How to Migrate Dropbox to OneDrive: Step-by-Step Guide

Try smart Windows 11 data transfer tool to move all data in 1 click.

EaseUS Todo PCTrans

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Support Windows 11/10/8/7