While you can import your Dropbox files to Google Drive by manually downloading and re-uploading them, this method is impractical if you are running low on Internet bandwidth. You can, however, make use of Web-based cloud management tools such as MultiCloud, Mover and CloudHQ to transfer your Dropbox files directly to Google Drive. These tools do not have restrictions regarding files sizes, though both Mover and CloudHQ impose limits on the maximum amount of data that you can transfer.

MultiCloud

Step 1

Visit MultiCloud.com (link in Resources), sign up for a free account, and then sign in to the MultiCloud dashboard.

Step 2

Click the “Google” tab, select “Add Google Account,” use your Google Drive credentials to sign in, and then click “Accept” to authorize MultiCloud with your Google Drive account.

Step 3

Click "Add Cloud Drive," click the “Dropbox” tab, and then click “Add Dropbox Account.” Use your Dropbox account credentials to sign in, and then click “Allow” to authorize MultiCloud with your Dropbox account.

Step 4

Click “Dropbox” on the left pane, and then check the boxes next to any files or folders that you need to import. Right-click any of the selected files or folders and select “Copy” from the context menu.

Step 5

Click “Google Drive” on the left pane, and then use the “New Folder” button to create a folder for your Dropbox backup. Enter the folder, right-click and select “Paste” to import your Dropbox files to Google Drive.

Mover

Step 1

Visit Mover.io (link in Resources), create a free account with a 10GB data transfer limit, and then sign in.

Step 2

Click “Select Source,” and then select “Dropbox.” On the pop-up box that appears, click “Add This Connector,” sign in using your Dropbox credentials, and then click “Allow” to authorize Mover with Dropbox. Under the Change Source section, check the radio buttons next to each folder on your Dropbox account that you need to import to Google Drive.

Step 3

Click “Select Destination,” and then select “Google Drive.” On the pop-up box that appears, click “Add This Connector,” sign in using your Google Drive credentials, and then click “Accept” to authorize Mover with Google Drive. Under the Change Destination section, check the radio button next to “Google Drive,” click the “Create Folder” button, enter a filename, and then click “OK” to create a folder to store the files that you are about to import from Dropbox.

Step 4

Click “Transfer Now.” On the pop-up box that appears, click “Run This Transfer Now” to initiate the transfer from Dropbox to Google Drive. To increase Mover's maximum transfer limit of 10GB, click "Get More" on the upper right of your Mover dashboard. As of January 2014, each additional gigabyte costs $1.

CloudHQ

Step 1

Visit CloudHQ.net (link in Resources). Click "Login," click "Login with Google Account," and then sign in with your Google Drive credentials to activate a CloudHQ 15-day trial account with a 2GB data transfer limit. On the CloudHQ dashboard, click the "Synchronize" tab, and then click the "Switch to One-Way Sync" option.

Step 2

Drag and drop the “Dropbox” icon into the vacant square on the left. Click “Add Dropbox,” use your Dropbox account credentials to sign in, and then click “Allow” to authorize CloudHQ with your Dropbox account.

Step 3

Click the top-most folder labeled “Dropbox” under “Select the Entire Account or Folder." Hold down "Ctrl" as you click to select the folders that you need to import to Google Drive. Click “Select” to continue.

Step 4

Drag and drop the “Google Drive” icon into the vacant square on the right. Click “Add Google Drive” on the pop-up box, and then click “Accept" to authorize CloudHQ with your Google Drive account.

Step 5

Click the top-most folder labeled “Google Drive," click “Create Folder,” enter a folder name for your Dropbox backup, and then click “Create" to create the folder.

Step 6

Click “Select,” and then click “Synchronize Once" to import the selected files from Dropbox to Google Drive. To transfer more that 2GB of data, use the "Upgrade" link on the upper right of the CloudHQ dashboard to sign up for a paid subscription.