How to Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another

How to Transfer Files from One Google Drive to Another - Technozu

Google Drive offers a generous 15GB of free storage. It sounds like a lot, but remember that this location is shared by your files on Google Drive, Gmail and Google Photos. So, when you run out of space from one of your drive accounts, you transfer files to another

Most of us have more than one Google Drive account, but Google has not yet given us an easy way to transfer seamless files from one Google Drive to another. You have to rely on a workaround to transfer files from account to another.

How to easily transfer files between Google Drive accounts

If you want to transfer files from one account to another without downloading and re-uploading, here’s what you need to do

First of all, open your primary Google Drive account.

Locate the files or folders you want to move to your secondary Google Drive account.

Right-click on a file or folder and choose Share. Or click on the share icon (marked as “1” in the screenshot).
Google drive share

Enter your secondary Google username. Click on Advanced. Under Sharing settings, change the owner permission. Press the blue Send button.

Log in to your secondary Google Drive account. Click on the Shared with me filter on the left sidebar to quickly find the shared folder.

Google Drive will not allow you to copy the folder, but you can make a copy of the files inside it and then move them to a new folder or sub-folder to replicate the hierarchy of the original.
Google Drive Make a Copy

Right-click each file (or select them all) and click Make a Copy. Rename the files appropriately and move them to a new folder.

Go back to the primary account and delete the original folder from your drive and also from its bin.


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