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Feb. 26, 2020 | 3 mins read

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This article will introduce how to achieve downloading online files to Google Drive in different situations. Read it and find the solution that suits you the most.


Cloud download into Google Drive in this article refers to download online files/folders, music/songs, videos/movies, photos/pictures/images/albums, graphics, etc. data to Google Drive cloud storage.

How to Cloud Download to Google Drive?

In different situation, the solution for Google Drive cloud downloading is different.

Files in Another Cloud Storage

Situation 1

If someone shares a file with your Google account, you can log into your Google Drive, find the file in “Shared with me” folder, right-click on it and select “Add to My Drive” to save the file in your Drive.

Situation 2

If you want to download a large amount of data from another cloud to target cloud, as long as you have access to the source items, you are able to do so.

You can first of all download all these files from source cloud to local storage, then, upload them from local device to destination cloud account. Yet, this is time-consuming.

Therefore, you can rely on a third party cloud download software such as MultCloud to directly move the files from source cloud to GD without downloading and uploading. Let's see how it works.

1. Create an account of MultCloud. (Free)

2. Add cloud accounts to MultCloud. Sign in MultCloud, in Add Clouds tab, add all related cloud drive accounts into MultCloud platform.

Add Google Drive
Add Google Drive

Note: You can only add one cloud account in one time. So, you should repeat the process to add all accounts.

3. Use Cloud Transfer feature to migrate target data from the original cloud to Google Drive.

Transfer OneDrive to Google Drive
Download OneDrive to Google Drive

Files Stored in a Web Server

Situation 3

If target file locates on a remote web server instead of a cloud storage, as long as you have its URL address, it is still possible to be downloaded into Google cloud.

Still, you can rely on MultCloud. After signing into MultCloud:
1. In Cloud Explorer tab, select destination Google Drive, click on Upload button and click Upload URL in the lower left of the pop-up window.

Google Drive Upload URL
Google Drive Upload URL

2. In the next window, enter the URL link of the target file and specify a filename to it. Finally, click on OK and wait for the process to complete.

Add URL to Google Cloud


  • While setting up file name of the target file, you should make sure the extension of the filename is the same as its original one. Otherwise, you probably can’t view the file properly when it is saved in destination. Of course, you can keep the default file name.
  • You can also upload local files to target cloud from above Upload to Google Drive window.

More Information for Cloud Download to Google Drive

Since MultCloud is a web-based service, there is no need to download and install it on your local machine. Thus, you can save much computer hard drive space.

Also, as an online program, MultCloud can be applied in all operating systems like Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS and android; and all devices including desktop, laptop, notebook, pad, cellphone, etc.

Besides cloud drive mentioned above, MultCloud also support Dropbox, MEGA, ownCloud, Baidu, etc. altogether about 30 kinds of clouds.

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