How to copy files from Google Drive

Updated Jan 15, 2024
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This article describes a feature available to all individual Dropbox users. This feature isn’t available on team accounts.

You can copy files from Google Drive to your Dropbox account. This feature is only available on

How to import files from Google Drive to Dropbox

To copy files from your Google account to

  1. Log in to
  2. Click Create.
  3. Click Import from Google Drive. A pop-up window will display files and folders in your Google account.
    • If prompted, allow Dropbox access to your Google account.
  4. Click on the file that you’d like to upload to Dropbox.
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  • You can use the dropdown in the search bar to filter different types of files.
  • You can select multiples files by clicking and dragging your cursor, or by clicking while holding down ctrl (Windows) or alt (Mac) on your keyboard.
  • You can only import files from Google, not folders.

  1. Click Select.
  2. Check any of the appropriate checkboxes to manage how Google Drive files are organized in your Dropbox account. You can choose to:
    • Keep folder structure: When the checkbox next to this option is checked, the uploaded files will be organized in the same folder structure they’re organized as in Google Drive. This means that if you select a file that is organized into a folder and parent folder, the file, folder, and parent folder will show in your Dropbox account. However, only the files you select will be uploaded in your Dropbox account, not all the files that exist within these folders in your Google Drive.
    • Overwrite files with same name: When the box next to this option is checked, files you upload from Google Drive will replace existing Dropbox files with the same name.
    • Delete files from source: When the box next to this option is checked, the files or folders that you upload from Google Drive will be deleted in Google Drive after they’re uploaded to Dropbox.
  3. Click Upload.

You’ll receive an email that confirms the upload.

Can I copy files from more than one Google account?

Yes, you can upload files from any Google account you have access to. However, you won’t be able to connect more than one Google account at any given time.

To add files from a different Google account:

  1. Log in to
  2. Click Create.
  3. Click Import from Google Drive.
    • If a pop-up window appears, click the Switch Google account button in the top-right corner. Then, follow the prompts to connect a different Google account to Dropbox.
  4. Choose the Google account you’d like to sign into, or click Use another account.

Learn more about how to manage third-party apps on Dropbox.

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