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

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!


The quickest and easiest way to find out how much data you actually have across your clouds is to use the Explorer feature in Movebot, available as part of any subscription plan. Without Explorer, you can still find how much data you've used in each cloud separately, but the steps differ depending on which platform you're using. 

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, 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. 

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 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



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. Or you can try Movebot for yourself with a free 14-day trial, no credit card required. Sign up for a trial here

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