Why connect Google Drive to FTP?

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is used to store, share, and transfer computer files between client and server via network. Users can do a lot of file managements via FTP, like rename, delete, move, copy, upload, download etc. A client could even access the files without log in if the FTP was set as anonymous. It is a powerful and convenient platform to store data, so as to Google Drive.

Google Drive as one of the biggest Cloud storage services is widely used all around the world. It offers 15 GB free storage for PC users. Most people would like to store their personal and confidential data onto it because they can reach to the files from other devices that installed Google Drive app wherever and whenever. FTP and Google Drive both are great storage applications for users. But you may wonder if there is a way to link FTP to Google Drive free of charge, so that you can keep Google Drive sync with FTP and transfer files between each other just like transferring from OneDrive to Google Drive? Luckily, the answer is yes.

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Google Drive and FTP

How do you connect to Google Drive via FTP?

If you search on the Internet, unfortunately, you will find you have to pay for connecting Google Drive with FTP. However, the truth is you don’t have to if you use MultCloud to manage them. MultCloud is a free web application that allows you to manage different kinds of online services directly, like transfer Google Drive to FTP here we’re talking about. This program, based on standard OAuth system, will gather all your Cloud accounts together in one graphical interface without username and password requiring. You are able to transfer, copy, move, backup, sync files from FTP to Google Drive and vice versa with the help of MultCloud. All you have to do is Sign up to create one MultCloud account and then add your FTP and Google Drive accounts into this app together.

Make FTP access to Google Drive using MultCloud

Step1. Create one MultCloud account, log in, and you will enter this interface. Click on Add Cloud Drives on the left and select Google Drive icon.

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Add Cloud Drives

Step2. Edit the Display Name and click Add Google Drive Account. Confirm the authorities this app needs and click OK in the next window.

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Add Google Drive Account

Step3. Add FTP (SFTP) server to MultCloud by repeating those two steps. Now you have two accounts appear in one interface. Feel free to manage files between each other. Here we will take transfer data from Google Drive to FTP for instance. Click Transfer at the top of this window.


Step4. Add Google Drive and FTP separately to “From” and “To” panes.

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Choose Google Drive

Step5. Click Run Now after confirmation.

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Run Now

Tip: You can configure schedule file transfer task by clicking the arrow next to Run Now. By the way, excluding and including some certain types of files while transferring are also available.

MultCloud is totally free for users to connect FTP to Google Drive for transferring and sharing. As you can see from the snapshots, you can add more Cloud accounts into MultCloud and manage them from there, for example, to move files from OneDrive to Box. You can even use Google Drive as FTP server in MultCloud.

Multcloud Key Features

  • Cloud Transfer

    Transfer files in cloud drives, FTP and WebDav for easily file management and information delivery.

  • Cloud Sync

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

  • Cloud Explorer

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