Cloud storage becomes more and more important every year, and Google Drive is on the front line, especially with regard to consumers. Now the service only provides users with 15 GB of free storage, and that is certainly not enough.
Transfer files from one Google Drive account to another
You see, the 15 GB of space is shared between Google Drive, Gmail and Google Photos. If you are a heavy user, it is likely that 15 GB of space will disappear in a short time, so how to work around this problem, then? Well, we can transfer files from one Drive account to another.
Now, at the time of this writing, the folks at Google had not yet given us a simple way to transfer files between accounts, so we had no choice but to cut corners.
What we are going to discuss here is about moving files without having to download and re-upload, which can be a pain in the back.
- Open your Google Drive account
- Secondary Google Drive account username
- Delete the original files.
1]Open your Google Drive account
The first thing you’ll want to do is open your main Google Drive account. From there, find the files or folders you want to transfer to the secondary account. You will now want to right click on the file or folder and then select Share in the menu.
2]Secondary Google Drive account username
After clicking Share, please enter the username of the secondary account. From there click on Advanced. Under the section that says Show settings, go ahead and select His owner then press the To send button.
Log in to your secondary Google Drive account and click sharing with me on the left side, then try to find the shared folder. Now the platform does not allow the user to make a copy of the folder, but the option is there to copy the files themselves and move them to another folder.
3]Delete original files
Once you’re done copying all the files, go back to the original Google Drive account and delete the original files to free up space.
You can keep them if you want, but from our point of view, there is no need to get rid of them to save space on your free account.
Then read: Have Google Drive automatically copy documents when shared with collaborators.