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People usually have at least two email accounts for different purposes. Most of them have separate work/school and private accounts, while some create additional accounts to expand the limited cloud storage their free webmail service plans offer.
For Gmail users, this means 15GB of extra Google Drive space, which is no small feat. When you create a new email address, you may want to move some files from your existing Google Drive to the new account.
In this article, we are going to take a look at several easy methods to move Drive files from one account to another.
You can always download files from Google Drive yourself, and then upload them to another account of yours. Unfortunately, this is only a good idea in some cases, e.g. if you don’t have many files and maybe if you want to upload a few files elsewhere to create backup copies. This method isn’t recommended if you’re dealing with dozens of large files at once, but luckily, there are other, easier ways to do it.
Probably the most reliable method is to do everything inside of Google Drive. It lets you share your files with another account, after which you can even give the other account ownership of your files. Note that once you do that, you can’t get it back, as the other account’s owner would have to give it back to you.
Here’s how to do this:
Google Drive, while pretty useful, isn’t without its flaws. In some occasions, there is no “Cancel” button, and sometimes it just won’t let you grant ownership to another account. If you’ve faced these issues or just find 15 gigabytes of free cloud storage too small, maybe a third-party service is what you need.
MultCloud is one such service. It’s good because it’s free, easy to use, and supports many different cloud storage methods. Here’s how you should approach it:
As you can see, transferring files isn’t too hard to do, but the occasional bug you may encounter if you use Google Drive can make it hard. If you can get over it, you’re better off sticking to it for simplicity’s sake. Otherwise, give MultCloud or a similar cloud service a go.
Did you ever transfer your files between two accounts? If so, which tools did you use? Share your experiences in the comments section below.
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