How to Migrate from Google Shared Drive to OneDrive for Business

Is your company planning to migrate from Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) to OneDrive for Business? If so, CloudFuze can help automate and speed up the migration. The best part is that CloudFuze supports data migration from Google Shared Drive to OneDrive for Business, a capability that many other migration companies don’t offer. Continue reading more to learn how to transfer files from Google Shared Drives to OneDrive for Business. 

Migration Prerequisites:

  • A CloudFuze account (Enterprise trial available on request)
  • Google Workspace admin login credentials
  • OneDrive for Business (Microsoft 365/Office 365) admin login credentials.
  • Step 1:  Create a CloudFuze Account

Go to and create an account. Note that if you are a first-time user of CloudFuze, we recommend that you get in touch with our migration team for a consultation and free trial.

  • Step 2:  Add Your Google Shared Drives Account

    Locate the Shared Drives logo in the business clouds list and click on it.

  • Step 3: Enter Google Workspace Admin Login Credentials

    Now, enter the admin login credentials of your company’s Workspace (G Suite) account. Note that CloudFuze can only migrate content if it is authorized by an admin user.

  • Step 4: Click on Allow Google Shared Drive 

    Click on the Allow button provides account access to CloudFuze. CloudFuze needs this access to map users, permissions, and data in your company’s Workspace account and migrate them over to OneDrive for Business.

  • Step 5: Add OneDrive for Business

    Add OneDrive for a Business account to CloudFuze the same way Shared Drives was added earlier. Click on the OneDrive for the Business logo in the business clouds list.

    Keep in mind that you need to add Shared Drives and OneDrive for Business accounts listed under business clouds.

  • Step 6:  Enter Microsoft 365 Login Credentials

    Your OneDrive for Business login credentials are nothing but the Microsoft 365 admin login credentials. Enter the login information and click on the Next button.

  • Step 7:  Complete Cloud-Adding Process

    Click on the Accept button to complete adding OneDrive for a Business account to CloudFuze. 

    Microsoft displays the list of all permissions you will be providing to CloudFuze. 

    CloudFuze requires these permissions to migrate content. Please note that CloudFuze neither stores your data nor the passwords. Read more about CloudFuze security

  • Step 8:  Verify Whether Clouds Added

    Click on the Clouds icon in the menu on the left. Now, go to the Manage Clouds tab. Shared Drives and OneDrive accounts will be displayed there if they are properly added. If you find one or even two of them missing, you need to repeat the cloud addition steps mentioned above.

  • Step 9:  Click on Team Migration

    Click on the Team Migration button as shown in the image. Clicking on it will not start the migration right away. You still need to complete a few steps before the actual migration begins.

  • Step 10:  Select Source and Destination Accounts

    Choose Google Shared Drives as the source account and OneDrive for Business as the destination.

  • Step 11:  Prepare and Upload CSV File

A CSV file with user details and relevant folder paths needs to be created and uploaded to CloudFuze.

Please keep in mind much of the work like this is taken care of by CloudFuze’s migration team as part of the managed migration process.

  • Step 12:  Auto-Mapping Users

Besides CSV, CloudFuze also supports the Auto-map function that maps and matches users in the source and destination account in a matter of seconds.

  • Step 13:  Select Users that You Want to Migrate

CloudFuze allows you to migrate all the users and data in your Google Workspace account to OneDrive for Business. Or you can select a few to get started. Either way, CloudFuze works.

  • Step 14:  Choose Migration Options

The next step is selecting a few options regarding your migration. Give the migration job a name. Enter any additional emails of your coworkers so they can get the migration updates in their email. Pretty much leave the rest of the things to default and click on the Next button.

  • Step 15:  Preview and Click on Start Migration

Check everything on this preview page and click on the Start Migration button.

  • Step 16: Job Status Changes to In Queue

In-Queue status indicates the CloudFuze is currently mapping users and readying things for the migration. This status may take a while to change if the data is large.

  • Step 17:  In Progress Status

This particular migration status indicates that the actual file migration process has commenced. This status will remain like this until all the data is migrated over to OneDrive for Business. 

You can pause or resume the migration in this phase based on your needs. Besides, you can also cancel it.

  • Step 18:  Migration Has Been Completed

Once the migration is completed, the status will be changed to Processed. You can download the migration as well as the collaboration report once the migration is completed.

Would you like to see how CloudFuze works in a live demo? Contact our migration team today.