Amazon S3 is a special cloud storage service

Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is a cloud storage solution made by Amazon that provides infinite storage capacity at a relatively-cheap price. It can be used for storing a little bit of data or as much as you want, and it can be used for distributing files publicly or just storing your private data. However, Amazon S3 isn’t the best option for storing data that you won’t access very often. For that, Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive are better choices. However, S3 is really good if you need to save backups of a large amount of data, or smaller amounts; but you need an off-site backup. It’s also good if you want to use S3 to host files for public distribution and don’t have a server or need to offload data sharing because of capacity issues. Another advantage of Amazon S3 is that its security is very high. With the new Multi-Object delete feature on Amazon S3, now it is more useful for online storage. Next let me explain why Amazon S3 moving files between different buckets is necessary.

Moving files between Amazon S3 buckets with MultCloud

You cannot rename the bucket sometimes when data are in different accounts, or when you need to transfer, sync or backup ownership of an Amazon S3 bucket, you will find that Amazon doesn’t have a way to do this, etc. Moving files to your drive then uploading back costs not only time but also the bandwith. Fortunately, now you can simply transfer files between Amazon S3 accounts with a tool called MultCloud.

Multcloud is a web application that lets people transfer files across cloud services without installing any additional software. All copy operations are executed inside a cloud and management is through the web interface.

MultCloud not only makes managing your files on your Amazon S3 account easy, but also supports other cloud services such as Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, SugarSync, OneDrive, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, HiDrive and even FTP because it is a multiple cloud storage manager! It is FREE, so lots of people like using it.

Tutorial of Amazon S3 moving files between different buckets with MultCloud

It’s time to show how to move files between Amazon S3 buckets with MultCloud. To get started, first go to MultCloud (, sign up and log in.

Register in MultCloud

Now start to add your Amazon S3 accounts to MultCloud. The display name can be customized. How to get your bucket name, access key ID and secret access key of Amazon S3 please visit this weblink: Then click the add button to authorize the Amazon S3 account.

Add Amazon S3

Now you can see all your files in Amazon S3 are displayed in Multcloud’s interface. MultCloud can manage your files, just like they are on your own local disk.

Content of Amazon S3

To copy/move file from one Amazon S3 Bucket to another, you just need to drag and drop them.

Moving file

If you want to move, sync and backup the whole bucket, select all files by checking the small box near Name (see picture above). Then move like the above method or select “Copy to” from right-click context menu. More interesting and practical functions can be found yourself. Click here to start your MultCloud journey. Now MultCloud supports both Amazon Cloud Drive and S3, you can manage them together.

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.