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How to Download Files from the Web Directly to Cloud Storage?

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March, 13, 2018| 3 mins read

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App to directly download files from the web link to your cloud storage or directly save internet URL to online cloud. Learn the step-by-step guide below..

What Is Download Files Directly to Cloud?

Download directly to cloud means to download files to online cloud drive storage via web link or URL which indicates where the source files locates. The web link is usually generated while the owner of the file share it to others, maybe his families, friends, colleagues and so on.

Advantages of download files directly to cloud

With download directly to cloud, users do not have to transfer files from source location to destination. That is to say, people do not have to firstly download target files from source place to local storage and then upload them from local device to online cloud drive. Therefore, much time, energy and resource will be saved especially when the network bandwidth is limited and the speed is low.

How to Download File Directly to Online Storage?

For download files to cloud storage, you can first of all download and save them to local disk and then upload them from local to cloud storage. As for download directly to cloud, you should rely on a professional and reliable App such as MultCloud.

About MultCloud

MultCloud is a web-based cloud drive manager which enables you to not only download files from cloud to local, upload files from local to cloud, create new folder, delete unwanted items, rename a file/folder, etc. all through its platform. It can also let you download files directly to cloud via its web link or URL.

How to download files from the Internet to Google Drive directly?

The following will show you how to download file to save cloud storage with the help of MultCloud and take Google Drive as example.

Step 1. Create MultCloud account. To make use of MultCloud, first of all, you should create an account of it through it official website provided above. It is completely free of charge. You can also create a temporary account without providing your personal email address by choosing “Experience without signing up”.


Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. Sign in MultCloud. When successfully created an account, whether it is temporary or not, you can sign in your MultCloud account and get access to the interface of the software.

Step 3. Add Google Drive. In the main interface of MultCloud, move to Cloud Explorer tab, click on “Add Cloud Drives” in the left menu and select “Google Drive” in the right cloud drive list. Then, follow the easy guidance to finish adding G Drive.


Add Google Drive
Add Google Drive

Step 4. Google Drive upload. After successfully added Google Drive to MultCloud platform, you can see it in Cloud Explorer tab. There, select “Google Drive” on the left panel and click on “Upload” button.


Google Drive Upload
Google Drive Upload

Step 5. Upload URL. In the pop up window, you can directly drop file from local computer to the certain area or use “Add” button to explore local target file and upload it from local to destination GDrive. However, here, you should choose “Upload URL” in the bottom left to upload remote files via URL web link.


Google Drive Upload URL
Google Drive Upload URL

Step 6. Add URL. Input the URL link of target file into the first column and specify a name to the file when it be saved to target location in the second column. Finally, click “OK”.


Specify URL and File Name
Specify URL and File Name

Note: The extension of the file name must be the same with that in the URL link. Otherwise, the file may not be opened properly in destination cloud and can’t be viewed.

Step 7. URL tasks. Usually, a download directly to google drive task will only take a few seconds; it depends on how large the target file is and the speed of the Internet. The larger the file is, the longer the task will take; the slower the Internet is, the longer the task will take. You can view the status of the task by clicking on the little icon on the upper right and choosing “URL Tasks”.


URL Tasks
URL Tasks

Note: If you want to make sure that target file has been successfully downloaded from web to Google Drive, you can go to check whether it is in GDrive through "Cloud Explorer". Or, open Google Drive through Google Chrome browser and have a check.


Download Directly to Google Drive Success
Download Directly to Google Drive Success

File in Google Drive
File in Google Drive

Summary

It is easy and fast to download the files from the web directly to your online drives under the help of MultCloud. As the app to directly download file to cloud, MultCloud can also directly transfer/migrate/move files from one cloud drive storage to another (such as transfer from Google Drive to Dropbox), sync files from one cloud to another (like sync between Google Drive accounts) and so on.

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  • Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.