If you’re still looking for ways to transfer all the files in a folder to Google Drive in one go, here are the 2 apps that let you do so on your Android device:
FolderSync is an application that enables simple folder sync on your Android device with multiple cloud storage services. Currently, it supports services such as SkyDrive, Dropbox, Dump Truck, SugarSync, Ubuntu One, Box.net, LiveDrive, HiDrive, Google Drive, NetDocuments, Amazon S3 and more.
Here’s how to make use of FolderSync to transfer all files in a folder to Google Drive :
- Install FolderSync Lite (or the paid version, FolderSync) from Google Play.
- On the Google Drive, create a folder that you would like to sync with your Android device.
- Now, let’s start with setting up a Cloud Storage account, which is the Google Drive account in this case. On the Home screen, tap the Accounts option.
- On the Accounts screen, tap the tiny cloud button at the bottom of the screen, and then select Google Drive.
- On the Account details screen, enter a descriptive name for this storage and then tap Authenticate account.
- Next, sign in your Gmail account. If you’re prompted for permission to let FolderSync to manage your files on Google Drive. Tap Allow access.
- Lastly, tap the save button at the upper right corner of the screen to save it.
- Now, let’s set up a Folderpair which is specifying the folders on your Android and Google Drive that you would like them to sync. On the Home screen, tap the Folderpairs option.
- On the Folderpairs screen, tap the + sign on the lower left corner.
- All the fields here are pretty easy to figure out. As for the one-way file transfer to Google Drive, below are some of the fields you should configure.
- Name – a unique name to identify the Folderpair.
- Account – This space needs to be the Google account which has been added in Step 3.
- Remote folder – Select the folder that you’ve setup in Step 2.
- Local folder – Select the folder on your phone that you want to back up. You can choose a folder from either the internal storage and external memory.
- Sync type – Choose the “to remote folder” option to do one-way transfer of all files to Google drive.
- *The rest of the fields are pretty easy to figure out or they can remain as default.
- Once you’re done with filling in the fields, tap the Save button to save it.
- Back to the Folderpairs screen, you can tap the folderpair you’ve just created to initiate the transferring of all files in a folder to Google drive.
ii. File Explorer for Google Drive
With File Explorer for Google Drive, you can select an individual file to upload/download or a folder to transfer all the files in that folder.
File Explorer for Google Drive features both free and paid versions. The free version only allows you to queue up to two transfers at a time.
Therefore, if you’ve a folder that has more than 2 files, the paid version, Cloud Copy for Google Drive should be used.
Here’s how to use File Explorer for Google Drive to transfer all the files in a folder in one go:
- Install File Explorer for Google Drive (or the paid version, Cloud Copy for Google Drive) from Google Play.
- Launch the File Explorer for Google Drive. If you’ve signed in with more than one Gmail ID on your Android device, you will be prompted to choose the ID that you would like to use.
- On the Drive screen, select the folder that you would want to store the files from your Android device.
- On the Local screen, select the folder with the files that you would like to transfer. Note: If you would like to transfer all files in a folder, kindly do not select any individual file on this screen.
- Next, go to the Upload tab, tap the + sign to add all files in the folder to the transfer queue. In fact, the transfer will start immediately.