Can I transfer Dropbox, Google Drive, or iCloud content to my Upthere account?

You sure can. Use the tabs below to choose the cloud provider you wish to move content from into your Upthere account:

First, download and launch the Upthere Home app on your desktop computer. Next, install the Dropbox desktop app on your Mac or Windows PC, then follow these steps:

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Open Finder / Windows Explorer and navigate to the Dropbox folder:

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Click on the first file in the Dropbox folder

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Hold down your keyboard's shift key and click on the last file in the Dropbox folder:

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Drag and drop the entire selection anywhere into the Upthere Home app window:

That’s it — all your files from Dropbox will be saved to Upthere Home.

Important Note: the Finder / Windows Explorer app's "Dropbox" folder only shows the contents of folders selected in your "Preferences" > "Account" > "Sync settings". To change which folders get synched and to ensure they appear in Finder / Windows Explorer, use the numbered steps in the screenshot images below:

After you've made changes, return to the Finder / Windows Explorer window and you'll see the folders you chose for sync. Once you've dragged and dropped files into Upthere Home, you can track the progress of the upload in the Flow tab in the Upthere Home app. And after your upload has completed, feel free to delete all your Dropbox files!

Alternative Procedure

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Export all your files from Dropbox. You can do this by creating a new folder, moving (or copying) all files into it, then download the folder to your Mac or Windows PC.

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Open Finder / Windows Explorer and navigate to where you downloaded the ZIP file of your Dropbox content.

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Double click the ZIP file to extract it to a folder. Note: if your Mac is unable to unzip the ZIP file, please use the Finder > Dropbox folder method at the top of this page.

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Click and drag the folder into the Upthere Home app. All files & sub-folders in it will be added to your Upthere account.

If you’re making the switch from Android to iPhone, or vice versa, it’s the perfect time to unshackle yourself from the locked-in mobile operating system ecosystem. It can be a little tricky to access and transfer all of your Google Drive content, since Google obviously doesn’t want to see you go. If you use the Upthere Home desktop app, though, it can be pretty easy. Use the steps below to get started.

Step-by-step guide

To start, you’ll need to download and launch the Upthere Home app on your desktop computer.

If you don’t have the Google Drive app for your desktop computer, you’ll also need to download that before getting started.

Once you have this set up, follow the steps below:

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Open a Finder / File Explorer window and navigate to the Google Drive folder.
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Click the first file in the Google Drive folder.

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Hold down the shift key and click the last file in list, in the Google Drive folder.

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Click and drag the entire selection into the Upthere Home app.

And that’s it. All your files from Google Drive will be saved to Upthere Home. You can track the progress of the upload in Flow within Upthere Home.

Once your upload has completed, you can feel free to delete the  Google Drive app and all the local files taking space on your computer!

Google Drive alternative approach

The alternate approach for  Google Drive is to export your data from Google directly. If you have been using Google Drive and/or Google Photos for quite some time, this approach is recommended as it is the easiest way to ensure all your historical content transfers safely.

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Select options for your Google Export and wait for them to deliver your archive.

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Open Finder / Windows Explorer and navigate to the downloaded archive file.
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Double click the archive to extract it to a folder. Note: if your Mac is unable to unzip the ZIP file, please use the Finder > Google Drive folder method at the top of this page.
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Click and drag the folder into the Upthere Home app.


And that’s it. All your files from Google Drive will be saved to Upthere Home. You can track the progress of the upload in Flow within Upthere Home.

If you’re making the switch from iPhone to Android, it’s the perfect time to unshackle yourself from the locked-in walled garden of the Apple ecosystem. It can be a little tricky to access and transfer all of your iCloud content, since Apple obviously doesn’t want to see you go. If you use Upthere Home’s desktop app, though, it can be pretty easy. Use the steps below to get started.

Step-by-step guide

To start, you’ll need to download and launch the Upthere Home app on your desktop computer.

If you’re on a Mac, you should automatically have iCloud Drive in the sidebar of your Finder. If you’re on a Windows PC, you’ll need to download the iCloud Drive app before getting started.

Once you have this set up, follow the steps below:

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Open Finder / Windows Explorer and navigate to the iCloud Drive folder.
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Click the first file in the iCloud Drive folder.

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Hold down the shift key and click the last file in list, in the iCloud Drive folder.

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Click and drag the entire selection into the Upthere Home app.

That’s it. All your files from  iCloud Drive will be saved to Upthere Home. You can track the progress of the upload in Flow within Upthere Home.

Once your upload has completed, feel free to delete all the local files taking space on your computer!

iCloud Drive alternate approach

Unfortunately, it is possible but not easy to mass transfer content out of iCloud Drive through the web. iCloud Drive makes you drag each individual file out separately, meaning you’d have to individually download every file to your Desktop, then drag it into Upthere Home. This is only advisable if you have a few items you’d like to selectively transfer from iCloud Drive.

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