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June 15, 2019
I have set up OneDrive as a backup for my Google Photos (as per pg 92ff of the LEARN GOOGLE PHOTOS book + Geeksontour video tutorial).
New photos on the iphone show up in both Google photos (on iphone and PC) and in OneDrive. (Great–Thank you)
But I have thousands of photos previously loaded into Google Photos through my PC from other hard drives, discs and thumb drives. Under the GOOGLEPHOTOS icon I can see all these photos both on my iphone and PC, but these photos did not go through the iphone they were downlloaded to the PC and uploaded automatically to GOOGLEPHOTOS.)
How do I get all those photos into OneDrive as well.
Personally, I don’t worry about getting my past photos in to MS OneDrive. The purpose of the OneDrive backup from the phone is to have a second copy of the new photos from my phone because they exist nowhere else besides Google Photos.
Old photos that came from my hard drives or CDs to Google Photos are still on those hard drives and CDs – I did not get rid of them after copying to Google Photos. I will probably never need them because Google Photos is very reliable, but I like knowing that they exist in at least one other storage location.
If you still do want a complete copy of your Google Photos library in OneDrive, that is now possible using Takeout.google.com If you know how to use takeout – just know there is one more step, click on More info, then transfer, then click the dropdown and choose Onedrive. If you don’t know takeout and want more info, let me know. I have used this for transferring just a few albums, but not an entire account. It’s a new feature and still has some bugs.
Another option is a 3d party system called multcloud.com that claims to copy for any cloud service to any other cloud service. I can’t vouch for it personally, but I’ve heard good reports.