How to automatically move new Dropbox files to Google Drive folders is an automation tool that lets you automate actions across Google Drive, Dropbox, and many other apps. In this guide, we'll show you how to automatically run the “move file” action in Google Drive for each file added to folder in Dropbox using
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Create your playbook and set the Dropbox trigger as "File added to folder"

After creating your playbook, you can proceed to add your trigger. The trigger detects changes in your connected apps and responds to your playbook.

To setup this playbook, click "Add trigger" and then select "File added to folder" under Dropbox. Then, select the Parent Folder where Files are added. This will allow your playbook to automatically detect any file that is added to a specific folder in Dropbox and initiate necessary actions.

If this is your first time using a Dropbox integration in, a prompt will guide you through the connection process.


Add the Google Drive "Move file" automation

Integrate the Google Drive automation into your playbook to ensure the file is moved promptly in Google Drive whenever a new file is added to a specific folder in Dropbox.

Click the "Add step" button, then locate the "Move file" automation for Google Drive and input the mandatory and relevant details.

If your Google Drive account isn't already connected to, you will be prompted to complete that connection. Make sure to allow the necessary permissions for to sync with your Google Drive account.


Activate your playbook

Activating your playbook is the final step. Once turned on, it will respond whenever a new file is added to a specific folder in Dropbox by moving a specific file to a specific folder in Google Drive without manual intervention.

To enable your playbook, click the toggle button located in the header. It is advisable to perform a test run of your playbook beforehand to ensure all steps work seamlessly together and reminders are being sent correctly.

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