How to Transfer Photos from Google Drive to OneDrive – Top 2 Methods

Jason Florek | April 6th, 2019 | How to, migration

OneDrive is the most popular cloud storage and file hosting service offered by Microsoft Corp. It allows a user to backup and sync pictures, videos and files to cloud storage to access data from any device or browser. It also enables to keep images, videos, and files private, make them public or share with family or friends. Alternatively, Google Drive is also the cloud storage service managed by Google Inc. It helps the user to backup photos and other items to cloud storage service. Due to certain reasons, users want to transfer photos from Google Drive to OneDrive account. So, in the upcoming section, we will describe manual and automated solutions for the same.

Manual Strategies to Move Google Photos to OneDrive

There are two different ways that will help to perform migration from Google Drive to OneDrive. Here, we are going to discuss manual method to transfer photos from Google Drive to OneDrive:

Method 1: Use Google Takeout

  1. Login to Google Takeout account
  2. Navigate to My Account, select Personal Information & Security and then, choose Create Archive option
  3. Login the Google Takeout account

  4. Select the data that need to be included in an archive file
  5. Select data to include

  6. Click Next button and Choose Maximum Archive Size & file type. Select as a delivery method option
  7. choose Delivery Method

  8. Under the delivery method, you will get 5 options in which you can easily export Google Drive data. Then, choose Add to OneDrive option
  9. select Add to OneDrive

  10. Go to the Link Account & Create Archive option
  11. link account and create archive to transfer photos from Google drive to OneDrive

  12. Provide OneDrive login credentials on the Microsoft page that appears
  13. Again you have to provide Google Drive account credentials for the confirmation. Finally, you can transfer your Google Drive data to OnDrive account

Method 2: Download & Upload Pictures

  1. Login to Google Drive account and locate the photos or videos in it
  2. Select the checkbox options next to pictures which are to be downloaded
  3. Right-click on the selected photos and go to Download option to transfer files to local folder
  4. Navigate to and sign in to email account
  5. In the next step, you can select Create & Upload option
  6. Browse and choose photos you need to upload(export) from the local system

Limitations of Manual Solutions to Export Google Drive Photos to OneDrive

There are many drawbacks imposed by manual solution while transferring photos from Google Drive to OneDrive and some are listed below:

  • Get uninterrupted Internet Connection with high speed
  • This method takes much time in case of multiple files
  • Once the process may get interrupted, you have to start it again

How to Transfer Photos from Google Drive to OneDrive? Get Professional Way

To overcome the above challenges, you need to take the help of an automated solution named as G Drive to OneDrive Migrator tool. It is designed in such a manner to migrate Google Drive photos to OneDrive without any difficulty. It has a simple and intuitive UI that even a novice user can use it without having the technical expert help. Some extraordinary features of the tool are shown below.

  1. Export or move photos, videos, files, etc., from Google Drive to OneDrive account
  2. Allows to migrate password protected documents to Office 365 OneDrive
  3. Maintain the folder hierarchy during migration from G Drive to OneDrive
  4. Provides three types of permissions including Read, Write and Comment
  5. Offers Date filters and Pause & Resume option while moving data from G Drive
  6. Supports all the latest version of Windows, i.e., Windows 10 & below versions

Concluding Lines

As we all know, photos are precious memories and no one wants to lose it. But sometimes, Google photos may get corrupted and users want to move them to OneDrive account. Thus, in the above section, we have covered different methods to transfer photos from Google Drive to OneDrive. Users can opt for manual as well as automated solution as per their choice. To export Google photos to OneDrive without any risk, it is always recommended to make use of an automated solution.