How to download files from the internet to Google Drive directly? In this article, we will introduce a tested way to help you download to Google Drive from url with a free cloud transfer manager, MultCloud.
Is It Possible to Download Files Directly to Google Drive?
Usually, online cloud drive storage users have to first download web page files to local storage, then upload these files to their cloud drives. Besides, if they want to migrate files from one cloud to another, they also have to take local drive as transit, download the files from one cloud storage to computer first and then upload them to another cloud.
Then, is it possible to directly download to Google Drive? Is there a way or an app which can do so?
Download Directly to Google Drive with MultCloud
Just as said above, a lot of cloud storage users wonder whether they can download files directly to Google Drive or not. Here, I would like to tell them the answer is “Yes”. It is possible to download directly to cloud drive storages. However, they have to make use of a third party software to complete the task. That is to say, Google Drive itself can’t download files directly to itself from websites or other clouds.
This application is called MultCloud. It is a web-based program which also has Google Chrome Extension App. MultCloud enables its users to download file directly to online storage.
How to Download File Directly to Online Storage?
To download file from web or cloud to google drive directly under the help of MultCloud, you have to first of all get access to this app. Unlike usual software, you need to download and install it on your local machine. You just need to go to its official website https://www.multcloud.com to register as a member of its users.
Once you have successfully created your own account, go to its main window and click “Cloud Explorer”. Then, select “Add Cloud Drive” on the left to add Google Drive to this cloud drives management platform.
Download directly to Google Drive from URL
To download files directly to Google Drive, click on Google Drive and select “Upload”.
Then, in the pop up window, choose “Upload URL”.
Next, in the pop up window, enter the link address and file name of the online file. Click “OK” to continue.
Wait for it to complete. When the process is complete, you can see the file in the data list of Google Drive.
Or, you can view the status in the URL Tasks list.
If the task fails, you can see it only in URL Tasks window. You can “Retry” the task or “Delete” this task and recreate a new task to download directly to Google Drive.
If the file is large in size, you can’t see it in Google Drive list immediately. In such situation, you can view its progress in URL Tasks interface. When it finally complete, you will find the file downloaded to your Google Drive.
If you are not sure about the success of the operation, you can go to your Google Drive either in webpage or in APP to see whether the target file is there or not.
Cloud download to google drive
First of all, add the source cloud drive to MultCloud using the same steps as adding Google Drive above.
Then, go to the source cloud drive and find the target file. Right click the file and select “Copy”.
Go to Google Drive, right click on blank place and choose “Paste”.
Finally, the file will be downloaded directly to Google Drive.
Last But Not the Least
Except for downloading directly to Google drive, MultCloud also support transfer, sync or backup files directly from other cloud drives to Google Drive (such as transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive); set schedules to achieve file transfer or synchronization tasks (paid feature); filter certain file-extension files out of the transfer/sync list (paid function); transfer files even when the computer is turned off; transfer files by multi-server parallel transmission technology (paid account enjoy more threads and unlimited data traffic to transfer files); put multiple different clouds into one place and manage them just like in Windows explorer, etc.
Besides Google Drive, MultCloud also supports Dropbox, Mega, OneDrive etc. common cloud storages. Thus, you can complete download directly to Mega, download files directly to Dropbox, download files directly to cloud OneDrive and so on.