By Ivy / Last Updated October 21, 2020

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. And it was launched on April 24, 2012 and supports applications for different platforms like a website, Windows and MacOS computer, Android and IOS smartphone.

Google Drive

As you know, cloud storage like Google Drive is vey safe and prevents local disaster, such as, system crash, disk failure, virus attack, spilled milk, fire, etc. Also, it's flexible for users to access files anytime anywhere. Therefore, many users want to move files to Google Drive, whether from Android or PC. In addition, some users need to copy Google Drive files to another account. Then, let's have a glance at this article.

How to move files to Google Drive from Android?

Method 1: Move files from Android via Google Drive mobile app

Open Google Drive mobile app on Android, tap on "+" at the lower right corner and then "Upload", find your files and select them to upload.

Upload Files Google Drive Android

Note: You cannot upload files not formatted as Google files, Word docs, for example.

Method 2: Upload files to Google Drive with Gallery "Share" feature

Open your photo gallery, select a photo and tap on the "Share" button, click "Save to Drive" and hit "Allow" to authorize the drive, at last rename the title and pitch on "Save".

Save To Google Drive

How to move files from PC to Google Drive?

Method 1: Upload file on Google Drive via "drag and drop"

Download Google Drive and install it. Double-click Google Drive and Go to its desktop folder. Then, select files or folders you want move, and drag and drop them to Google Drive desktop folder. At last, your files will be uploaded one by one.

Google Drive Folder

After the process 100% ends, you can view your files at the Google Drive web version. Usually, it’s saved in the “Computer” tab.

Method 2: move files to google drive with AOMEI Backupper

“Drag and Drop” requires human intervention, and it's troublesome, time-consuming and easy-to-forget. To solve this problem, you could consider using free file sync software AOMEI Backupper Standard. This software can help you move files from PC to Google Drive easily and quickly. Also, it supports automatic sync files with daily/weekly/monthly, email notification, compression, etc. Now, get steps below and transfer files to google drive.

Download and install AOMEI Backupper, click “File Sync” at the right side of the Backup tab. Then, click “+ Add Folder” to select files or folders from desktop and choose "Google Drive” by clicking the inverted triangle > “Select a cloud drive”. At last, click "Start Sync" if everything is right.

File Sync

Google Drive


  • If you want to schedule sync files or folders, especially changes, click “Schedule” and then select daily, weekly or monthly. Also, you can use "Event triggers", "USB plug in" and "Real-time sync" (supported by AOMEI Backupper Professional).

Schedule Settings General

  • Also, you can set email notification, compression level, splitting etc in the backup option.

  • This software still can sync local folder to Google Drive, backup SD card to Google Drive, backup my WD cloud to Google Drive etc as long as the device can be recognized by AOMEI Backupper.

How to move files from one Google Drive to another?

“I use Google Drive to store my files and folders for a long time and now my Google Drive is almost full. I don’t want to buy extra space and prefer to create another account, then move files from one Google Drive to another. Is it possible? Any kindly help will be appreciated.”

This is an example taken from Google. Do you bothered by limited free cloud storage? Want to transfer files between Google Drive accounts? You can use "Share", "Take out" or "Download and Uploade". Then, without further ado, let's get started.

Method 1: Transfer Google Drive files with "Share" feature

Sign in your Google Drive account, locate the files or folders you want to move, right-click them and select “Share” icon, then type your another account and click "Send". You can set share settings for your another account with "Share with people settings".


After that, log in your another account and copy Google Drive files to another folder. To make it, click “Shared with me” at the left side and right-click the files, select "Make a copy" and "Move to" to migrate your files. At last, you can delete files or folders from original account.

Method 2: Upload Google Drive files with "Take out"

Go to Google Takeout, click “Deselect all” and keep only the “Drive” option checked, then select deliver method, frequency, file type and click “Create export”.

Deselect All

Wait until the process complete 100%, download the archive file, unzip and upload it to your another account via “File upload" or "Folder upload” . You may asked to sign in your account, please do so.

Method 3: Download Google Drive files and upload to another account

Create a new folder under "My Drive" and put all your files into it, then right-click it and select “Download” from the context menu. And all files will be compressed into a zip file. Unzip the folder and upload to another account.

Download Upload


No matter what your purpose is to move files to google drive, from either Android or PC, there are methods for you. In addition, at the end of this article, you can still learn how to move files from one Google Drive account to another. Still don't have an extra copy of your important files? Download Google Drive and start your first sync.

It's suggested to keep AOMEI Backupper installed on your PC to protect system and data continuously. This software is still a backup & restore software for Windows 7/8/10, with full-feature, including file backup, system backup, disk backup, incremental and differential backup, splitting, etc.