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Ways To Backup Google Drive To pCloud

Written By Alan Williams

Dec 08, 2021 • Proven solutions

The number one reason why people move from Google Drive to pCloud is that pCloud offers a 500 GB or 2 TB cloud storage plan for a one-time payment for life. Yes& tech companies are clearly bent towards SaaS now& and people are getting tired. pCloud comes as a relief from monthly subscriptions& and it does not end with that. It is a genuinely strong contender to Google Drive with some offerings that make it a delight to use. So& you were tempted& and you moved from Google Drive to pCloud and are now wondering how to backup Google Drive to pCloud? Well& there are 3 ways you can backup Google Drive to pCloud and here they are!

Part 1

Part 1 The Only Tool You Will Ever Need For Cloud Storage In 2021: Wondershare InClowdz

Cloud storage services have been around for nearly 15 years now. Yet& the industry has not reached interoperability of services so as to allow true sync between clouds& or a solution to help you manage all your cloud accounts in one place. That is until Wondershare& decided to do something about it and made Wondershare InClowdz.

Wondershare InClowdz connects to all your cloud accounts in one app and you can manage them inside the app itself with functions such as create file& create folder& rename& copy and delete files and folders& etc. There is& needless to mention& the ability to seamlessly transfer content between cloud drives. So& if you want to use InClowdz to transfer Google Drive to pCloud& you can do that in the simplest possible way!

Part 2

Part 2 How To Transfer Google Drive To pCloud Using Wondershare InClowdz?

Wondershare supports the following cloud services at the moment:

Here is how to backup Google Drive to pCloud easily using InClowdz.

Step 1: Get InClowdz here:

Step 2: Create a Wondershare ID and log in& or use your existing Wondershare ID.


Step 3: Launch InClowdz and it opens into the Migrate module at first.


Step 4: Click Add Cloud Drive under the Source section and select Google Drive.

Step 5: Authorize Google Drive and it will be connected to InClowdz.


Step 6: Click Add Cloud Drive in Target and add pCloud. Proceed with authorization.


Step 7: If you want to back up your entire Google Drive to pCloud& select the checkmark next to the drive. Otherwise& click the drive and choose the files to transfer.

Step 8: Click Migrate and let the process finish!

Part 3

Part 3 Transfer Google Drive To pCloud Directly:  The Official pCloud Way

pCloud is a trusted& reliable& safe and secure cloud storage provider that’s been around for a long time now. While it offers some unique goodness in form of an embedded music player& a Dropbox Showcase-like portfolio wherein you can display your files and photos presentably& pCloud is also known for being a backup solution for consumers& and with good reason.

Not only does pCloud provide 500 GB and 2 TB storage options that are backup-friendly in terms of the large amounts they are& it also provides one-click tools within the interface to backup your Google Drive to pCloud& backup Dropbox to pCloud& backup Microsoft OneDrive to pCloud& and it even goes a step further and provides options to backup Facebook and Instagram to pCloud. Did you know about all this consumer-friendly& one-click backup goodness that’s available to pCloud users for free? You do not even have to be a paid member to avail these services.

Here is how to backup Google Drive to pCloud the official way& from within pCloud:

Step 1: Log in into your pCloud account.

Step 2: Click Backups from the left and select Third-party. This is how this will look:

Step 3: Choose Google Drive& and a new window will pop up& requiring you to confirm your account credentials and authorize pCloud for use with Google Drive.

Step 4: Click Set Backup and this will show:

The time it takes for backup to complete will depend on the volume of data that needs to be moved out of Google Drive into pCloud. You can view the files in the Backups folder in the Files menu from sidebar.

Part 4

Part 4 Backup Google Drive To pCloud Using Upload And Download

Some people like the road less travelled& so if you are the one who& even with automated tools to backup Google Drive to pCloud& want to do it the manual way& this one’s for you. Here is how to transfer Google Drive to pCloud using the download/ upload method on a desktop computer:

It is strongly recommended that a web browser be used for the purpose of downloading files from Google Drive to desktop& and not the Backup and Sync tool you are likely familiar with and using. This is to avoid any accidental placeholder links from being transferred to pCloud – we want to download the full files and then upload them to pCloud& so we know full well what is going on.

Step 1: Visit the Google Drive website and log in.

Step 2: Download your files and folders to your computer. You can create a new folder on your local disk to keep everything in one place for when you backup Google Drive to pCloud later.

Step 3: Open the pCloud website and sign in.

Step 4: You may want to create a new folder for your Google Drive contents& if not& just drag and drop the entire contents into the web app and wait for it to finish uploading.


Both pCloud and Google Drive are excellent online storage solutions for people& but they are geared towards users with differing requirements since the offerings are very different from each other once the core layer of cloud storage is stripped off.

Google Drive is head-on about document collaboration and integration with services and software from all major developers in the world. Any software supporting cloud storage will support Google Drive. Such is the clout of this offering by Google. Its ready integration with Gmail and erstwhile integration with Google Photos brought the product much love. And integrating Google Drive with Android was one of the smartest moves Google pulled. Consumers and businesses can collaborate on documents in real time& both Google Workspace documents and Microsoft Office documents.

pCloud was built with backups in mind. It is marketed like an off-site online backup of your data. You do not have everything in sync here& you store what you want to store. Documents do not exist in two places when using pCloud. pCloud provides a handy audio player embedded in its web and mobile apps. This means you can use the storage as a streaming music service& saving yourself the cost of a music streaming subscription& usually $9.99 a month. pCloud backs up its marketing as a backup solution by offering one-click tools to backup Google Drive to pCloud& Dropbox to pCloud& Microsoft OneDrive to pCloud& and even goes so far as to offer Facebook and Instagram backup to pCloud in one-click. These backups are automated and recurring& so your other (connected) cloud storages are always backed up to Cloud.

If this official way to backup Google Drive to pCloud does not suit you& you can use the tried and tested traditional method that comprises downloading files from Google Drive to your computer and uploading to pCloud. Or& you could take a step further and enter the world of InClowdz by Wondershare& a tool that not only backs up Google Drive to pCloud but can backup your other cloud storages to any other cloud storage& and offers you a unique feature that is not found anywhere else – the ability to manage cloud accounts in one place from the comfort of a desktop app. No more needing 3 tabs open for 3 different cloud storages& or several apps for all those storages. All you now need is one app – Wondershare InClowdz – and you can create& copy& rename& delete files and folders in your connected storages as well as migrate and sync your cloud drives in one click.  



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