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How to find out how much data you have in your cloud

Posted by Jayden @ Movebot on Jun 11, 2020 2:19:00 PM
Jayden @ Movebot

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So you are either looking to move your data from one storage provider to another, or you are just a curious human wondering how many selfies, videos, music and other random files you have collected over the past ten years. Potentially you could even be leaving an organization and quickly need to backup your data before losing access!

This article will show you how to find out how much data you have in the following cloud providers;

  1. Dropbox

  2. Google Drive

  3. Box

  4. OneDrive

 

Dropbox

Dropbox, the first of the cloud storage platforms that created “the sync” function and have lead the charge to where we are today. Unfortunately as everyone has almost caught up, the value they once had isn’t quite there. Based on what we are seeing in our product, a lot of people are moving away from Dropbox.

To find how much data you have in Dropbox

  1. Navigate to your Dropbox Home

  2. In the top right corner, click your photo or avatar

  3. In the dropdown it will show how much data you have — easy right?

 

Image of Dropbox displaying how much data it is storing

 

 

Google Drive

Google Drive is fast becoming a favorite cloud storage option for many. This could be due to people growing up with it and adopting it as their go to, businesses — especially start ups love Google, or it fits nicely with Gmail and you get a free 15GBs (more than anyone else offers for free). If you want some reasons to move to Google Drive check this article out. Otherwise if you want to move from Dropbox to Google Drive there is a good video found here.

To find how much data you have in Google Drive

  1. Navigate to your Drive

  2. Look down the left hand pane

 

Image of Google Drive displaying how much data it is storing

 

 

Box

Box is truly enterprise with its content management, collaboration, workflows and security offering! As it’s the lead cloud content management platform, it’s understandable a lot of organizations are moving there. Not to mention its advanced search capability, video, document or something else? No worries — it will find the topic and keywords!

To find how much data you have in Box

  1. Navigate to your Box account

  2. Scroll down to Account Details and look at Storage Used

 

Image of Box displaying how much data it is storing

 

OneDrive

Google Drive’s fierce competitor, the Microsoft equivalent. Great for those in the Microsoft eco-system and who have an outlook account or pay for the O365 suite. Pretty solid deal for what you pay per a month compared to the likes of Dropbox and it even has additional security via a personal vault.

To find how much data you have in OneDrive

  1. Navigate to your OneDrive account

  2. Look down the bottom left of the window

 

Image of OneDrive displaying how much data it is storing

 

 

So now you know how much data you have. If you do want to make the move and transfer your files from one cloud provider to another, check out how Movebot can help you. Want to work out how much it will cost? Head to our features page and use our pricing calculator to find out how much.

 

For guides on how to move to each of the above clouds, see below:

 

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Topics: Cloud Storage, OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, box