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:

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Install the Dropbox desktop app on your Mac or Windows PC

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

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Log into the Upthere web app

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Click "Import items" at the top of the page and select all files in your Dropbox folder


That’s it — all your files from Dropbox will be saved to Upthere Home. Make sure to give the Upthere web app plenty of time to upload your files, and please do not refresh your browser screen. Then after your upload has completed, feel free to delete all the local files taking space on your computer!

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.

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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Log into the Upthere web app, click "Import items" at the top of the page, and select all files in the folder you extracted in step 3 above

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Download & install the Google Drive desktop app
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Open Finder / Windows Explorer and navigate to the Google Drive folder:
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Log into the Upthere web app

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Click "Import items" at the top of the page and select all files in your Google Drive folder


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 the Upthere web app. Make sure to give the Upthere web app plenty of time to upload your files, and please do not refresh your browser screen. Then after your upload has completed, feel free to delete 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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Log into the Upthere web app, click "Import items" at the top of the page, and select all files in the folder you extracted in step 3 above


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 the Upthere web app. Make sure to give the Upthere web app plenty of time to upload your files, and please do not refresh your browser screen. Then after your upload has completed, feel free to delete all the local files taking space on your computer!

macOS & Windows desktop

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Windows Only:  Download the iCloud Drive app and install it on your Windows PC
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Open Finder /  Windows Explorer and navigate to the iCloud Drive folder — all your iCloud content appears here
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Log into the Upthere web app
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Click "Import items" at the top of the page and select all files in the iCloud Drive folder


That’s it. All your files from iCloud Drive will be saved to Upthere Home. Make sure to give the Upthere web app plenty of time to upload your files, and please do not refresh your browser screen. Then after your upload has completed, feel free to delete all the local files taking space on your computer!

iCloud Drive alternate approach — iOS

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Launch the Files app from your iOS device's dock

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In the left navigation menu, select iCloud Drive

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In the main window, navigate the iCloud Drive folders containing your files. You can also use the search box at the top of the Files app to find a specific file.

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Select one or more files and tap Share, then tap "Copy to Upthere Home" to add your iOS device's files. You'll see upload activity begin at the top of the Flow tab, and your content will be added when finished.

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