How to Migrate to Office 365's OneDrive for Business from Google Drive

How to Migrate to Office 365's OneDrive for Business from Google Drive

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*** Sharegate now fully supports Google Drive migrations straight from the source. Read more here. ***


So you’ve finally decided to jump straight into the deep end and migrate from Google Drive over to Office 365's OneDrive! I’m sure you’ve had the idea in the back of your head for quite some time. Google Drive was fine for the time being but the OneDrive’s added functionalities probably ended up getting the best of you. Yet one question remains: how do I proceed? This article will walk you through this procedure:

  1. Set up your source folder.
  2. Connect to the destination
  3. Choose files you want to migrate
  4. Easily migrate your files to OneDrive

Even though Sharegate was primarily designed for SharePoint to SharePoint migrations, it also supports importing from network drives, file shares and file systems.

Where Do You Start Your OneDrive Migration?

The first step is to have the source set up correctly. Most Google Drive users already have a ‘mapped Google folder’ on their PC. If it is not the case, here is how to set one up:

You can simply download it to your machine by clicking on Download Google Drive located in the settings menu or from the Install on your machine icon on the left, depending on the version of Google Drive you are using.

Once you have clicked on the download button, the installer will be downloaded to your machine. Once the process is completed, you can simply open it so the installation can begin.

After Google Drive has been installed, enter your credentials to synchronize it with your account.

At that point, the Drive is completely configured. In your case, you will be able to use it just as another folder in your C: Drive (or the selected drive during the installation)

How to Migrate from Google Drive to OneDrive

Start Your Migration to Office 365's OneDrive with Sharegate

The first thing to do here is to download Sharegate. Next, migrating from Google Drive to OneDrive in Office 365 is super easy. The Import is a breeze: once in the Sharegate, click the migration tab on the left, select Import to SharePoint and connect to the desired destination site. Then, select the destination library or the location where you want to copy the content.

How to Migrate from Google Drive to OneDrive

Hand Pick the Content You Want to Migrate

Once the destination has been chosen, simply select the desired content to be imported while keeping the original authors and timestamps.

How to Migrate from Google Drive to OneDrive

A Migration so Simple, a Child Could Do It

As you can see, it is a very simple process. The great thing is that any end user can run this operation as long as he has full control over the destination library.

How to Migrate from Google Drive to OneDrive

Alternatively, you can automate the import process by using the Sharegate Migration Shell. You would only need to specify the source folder location and the destination site. You will find additional information on this option along with the different commands in the Powershell section of our Documentation.

Finally, do not worry about your PowerShell script. I will gladly review it before you start your migration. You can simply send it to support@share-gate.com or paste it in the comment section below.

I hope this will help you on your journey to the cloud! For more details, be sure to take a look at what Sharegate can do for you in terms of helping with your migration to Office 365.

Jimmy De Santis
Jimmy De Santis @sharegatetools

Jimmy is Sharegate's first member to be fully devoted to our customers' support and happiness while using the tool. Over the years, he has heard it all! This is why he started blogging, so you can have easy to follow how to guides and more.