How to save files/folders, photos/pictures, videos/movies, items/things etc. data to the cloud? Either by using “upload” feature of cloud drive to save local data to cloud or using a third party service to save web files directly to cloud storage. In this article, 2 ways on how to save to the cloud for files/documents/data/pictures, etc will be introduced.
What Is Cloud Save?
Cloud save, in general, means to save data to cloud drive storage. It defines the destination as cloud while there is no limit for source location. That is to say, the place where the target data come from can be from anywhere. Generally, there are two sources, local devices (computer storages, HDD, SSD, USB flash drives, Thumb Drives, Pen Drives, CD/DVD, Hyper-V, Virtual box, VMware virtual disk, NAS, etc.) and remote servers (web storages as well as other cloud drives).
Why Need to Save Data on Cloud?
There are many advantages to save files in cloud:
Save local storage space.
Cloud storage is cheaper than local one.
Cloud storage is much larger than local storage.
Files saved on cloud are much easier to be shared to others.
Public files saved in cloud can be accessed by all authorized people instead of everyone save a local copy.
Save another copy of crucial data on cloud is another kind of insurance.
How to Save to the Cloud?
As for how to save things to the cloud, 2 free ways below you can try based on your situation.
1. Local Upload to Cloud with Cloud Drive Built in Function
If the target files locate on local storages either internal hard disk drives like HDD and SSD, or external removable devices like USB, Thumb Drives and Pen Drives, it is very easy to save these files to the cloud storage. Every cloud service, such as Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive (previously SkyDrive), has the feature to upload files from local to its cloud storage.
Sign in your GDrive account in the web browser. Then, click on “My Drive”, select “Upload Files” or “Upload Folders” from the drop-down menu. Next, choose the target items from your devices and click “OK” to start uploading.
2. Remote Upload to Cloud Drive via URL Link
If target files come from remote location, on the web or other cloud drives, how to save them to the destination cloud? Don’t worry! As long as you have the URL links which indicate target files’ location, you can still save them to the cloud drive as you want. Yet, you have to rely on a third party tool for cloud drives themselves do not have such function, including Google. Under thsi circumstances, MultCloud might be your choice.
MultCloud is a web-based multiple cloud drives management software which enables you to upload files in remote location directly to target cloud via URL link. 5 steps below will guide you how to save files to the cloud with the help of MultCloud.
Step 1. Create one MultCloud account.
To make use of it, you have to first of all create an account of it through its official page. It’s completed free to do so.
Step 2. Add Google Drive account to MultCloud.
When you successfully created a MultCloud account, then you should add GDrive to its platform. In the default Cloud Explorer window, click on “Add Cloud Drives” in the left panel and then choose “Google Drive” in the right cloud drive list.
Then, follow the guidance to finish the adding task. Finally, you will see Google Drive on the left panel in Cloud Explorer tab.
Step 3. Click "Upload" function to perform the process.
In Cloud Explorer tab, click on “Google Drive” to select it. Then, click “Upload” on the right to get started.
Step 4. Save to Cloud with "Upload URL".
In the pop up window, click “Upload URL” in the lower left corner of the interface.
Step 5. Input URL Link.
In the next window, just input the URL link of one of the target files and specify its file name. Then click “OK” to continue.
Finally, you can see target file in your Google Drive. If not, just refresh your browser and it will be seen. Moreover, you can’t see the file in destination before the uploading completely finishes. To check out the status of the uploading task, just click on the little icon on the top right – URL Tasks.
The extension name of the file name must be the same as the original one, otherwise, the file probably can’t be opened properly when saved to destination.
The time it requires to finish the task depends on how large the target file is; just take your patience.
If you still can’t see target file in destination after the task shows the status is “Success” and browser is refreshed, just try once again.
No matter which situation you are in, each solution above can achieve on how to save to the cloud for your files, folders, photos, things, videos, etc for data security. In addition to uploading file via URL to cloud storage, MultCloud can also migrate/transfer files from cloud to cloud without downloading and uploading, sync files between two clouds in one-way or two-way, backup important items to more than one destinations, and so on.