Thinking about how to transfer files from Box to Google Drive (Google Workspace/Formerly G Suite)? The article discusses everything about Box to Google Drive migration to help IT admins and managers trying to migrate from Box to Google Drive. 

1. Introduction

The transfer of Box files to Google Drive has never been easy for IT professionals. The project becomes even more hectic and challenging for large companies and enterprises because of the sheer size of data and the number of users (employees or students). 

CloudFuze is an industry-leading cloud migration service that helps large companies and enterprises migrate Box to Google Drive. Besides sharing permissions and versions, this Box to Google Drive migration tool will migrate comments, embedded links, external links, shared links, and custom Box features, such as Notes, to Google Drive. 

This article will walk you through the easy steps to transfer files from Box to Google Drive without any data loss. 

2. Box vs Google Drive

Both Box and Google Drive provide you with an easy-to-use platform for storing and sharing your files. Both services offer a lot of common features, such as:

  • Access files from any device and from anywhere in the world
  • File and folder access and permissions management
  • Manage and edit files in collaboration with others
  • Store all data safely in one place

Even though both cloud storage services look similar, they differ in many other ways. For example, Box only allows you to store files, whereas Google Drive integrates with all of Google’s apps by default.

3. Why Migrate to Google Drive from Box

Businesses across the globe are increasingly migrating to Google Drive. A switch to Google Drive from Box can help you improve productivity, reduce costs, and streamline business processes. However, the transfer from Box to Google Drive will be challenging for IT, admins and managers.

Watch the video below to learn how to move files from Box to Google Drive account by following simple steps.

Request a demo and learn how you can migrate data from Box to Google Drive with permissions intact using CloudFuze.

4. Key Areas to Focus on When Migrating from Box to Google Drive

When you copy files from Box to Google Drive, there are many things to consider. For instance,

  1. The migration cost and time depend on the number of users and the amount of data to be migrated.
  2. Migrating complex file sharing and access permissions is crucial for businesses.
  3. Understanding how the data is organized in the destination cloud (Google Drive), etc.

Migrate to Google Drive from Box

5. CloudFuze vs. Competitors’ Migration Features Comparison

CloudFuze help speed up and move Box files to Google Drive automatically saving IT teams’ time. The following are the features CloudFuze supports to move Box to Google Drive and how they are compared with the competitors.

Features Available Competitors
One-time migration Yes Yes
Delta migration Yes Yes
Root folder Permissions migration Yes Yes
Root file Permissions migration Yes Yes
Sub-folder permissions migration Yes Yes
External Shares migration Yes Yes
Shared Links migration Yes Yes
Version history migration Yes No
Selective versions migration Yes No
Metadata migration Yes Yes
In-line comment migration yes No
Long-file name conversion Yes Yes
Special characters conversion Yes Yes
Long folder path No Yes
Special character replacement No Yes
Suppressing Email Notification No Yes
Comparison Delta No Yes

CloudFuze, a Google Migration Partner, worked with many of the world’s largest corporations, universities, and non-profit organizations and helped them to migrate Box files to Google Drive swiftly and securely. Read our Discovery case study here.

Case Study

6. How CloudFuze Migrates Permissions from Box to Google Drive

The following table shows how CloudFuze converts Box Permissions and migrates them to Google Drive.

Box permissions Google Drive permissions after migration
Co-Owner Edit
Editor Edit
Viewer uploader Edit
previewer uploader View
Viewer View
Previewer View
Uploader View

7. Box to Google Drive Migration Steps

Below are the steps to easily transfer data from Box to Google Drive using the CloudFuze migration platform.

Step 1: Sign in to CloudFuze Account

Visit webapp.cloudfuze.com and create an account with your business email. As a business user, you can migrate up to 3 users and a total of 6 GB of data during the trial period. If you have more files to copy from Box to Google Drive, we recommend reaching out to our migration team for a custom enterprise trial.
CloudFuze Login

Step 2: Add Your Box Account to CloudFuze

Locate the Box logo under the list of business clouds and click on it. Since it is a business migration, don’t add clouds listed under the personal category.

Enter your Box admin login credentials in the popup and click on the Authorize button.
Adding Box Account

Step 3: Now, Add and Authorize the G Suite Account

Click on the G Suite logo in the business clouds list, enter the G Suite admin login credentials, and complete the authorization process.
Adding Google Drive Account

 Step 4: Verify Whether Clouds Were Added Successfully

Head to the Clouds section in the left navigation menu. You should be able to see both Box and G Suite accounts under the Manage Clouds tab.
Added Box to Google Drive

Step 5: Start Box to Google Drive Migration

Click on the Team migration icon to copy Box data to Google Drive. Please note that you still need to configure a few options before the file transfer begins.
Click on box to Google Drive Team Migration

Step 6: Choose Source and Destination Cloud Accounts

Choose Box as the source cloud and G Suite as the destination cloud to transfer Box files to Google Drive.
Box to Google Drive SOurce and Destination clouds

Step 7: Choose Mapping Options

CloudFuze has a powerful mapping tool known as Auto-Map that matches Box and G Suite users based on the email alias. The app can match thousands of users instantly with just a click.

In cases where Auto-Map can’t be used, the manual or CSV method comes into the picture.
Auto Mapping for Box to Google Drive

Step 8: Upload CSV file

Upload the CSV file to CloudFuze and allow it to be validated. If the CSV file format is correct, CloudFuze returns a success message and prepares your selected users for migration.
UPload CSV file for Box to Google Drive

Step 9: Download CSV and Verify the Validation

Download the CSV file and check whether CloudFuze validated them successfully. If validated, click on the Next button to start the migration.
Download CSV file For Box to Google Drive

Step 10: Choose Migration Options

Name your migration project and specify other preferences based on your migration needs. Click on the Next button once you select the migration options.
Configuring Migration Options

Step 11: Preview the Migration

Check if everything is intact and click on the Start Migration button. This step will initiate the actual Box to Google Drive migration.
Previewing the Migration

Step 12: Check the Migration Status

Once the migration status changes to “Completed”, the migration is marked as done.
Box to Google Drive Migration Status

Step 13: Download the Migration Report

Click on the Download button seen in the migration status row to access the migration report that contains the information of all the files and folders moved. You or your team can use it for auditing the transferred content.
Downloading the Migration Report

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CloudFuze supports more than 40 cloud Migration services including Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon, and Box etc.