What is Remote URL Upload?

Remote URL upload means to upload files/folders, documentaries/sheets, pictures/photos etc. just by inputting the url address links where them locate to the target location, usually to cloud drive storages such as Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Mega, Amazon, etc.

Why need remote upload via URL to cloud storage?

Remote upload via url often used in files transferring between cloud storage with share links. For instance, one of your friend shares a video stored in his cloud account to you with a URL link, and you want to save the video to your own Google Drive account, then you can directly remote URL upload to Google Drive without needing download the file locally first.

In another case, if you often need to download resources like PDF reports, ebooks, case studies or pictures from website, and save these online files to your own cloud drive for future reference, then remote upload file via url will work great for you as the upload is super fast, and you don’t take time to download the file itself.

Remote URL Upload to Cloud Storage Free – MultCloud

There’s a dead easy way to add files to any of your cloud storage account via remote url upload with help of a free web app - MultCloud. You only need to sign up to create an account of it. Then, you can enjoy its powerful and stable functions free of charge!

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In the following, I will take Dropbox for example to show you how to upload URL to Dropbox. It works so easy that even a kid will be able to figure it out.

Step 1. Create a MultCloud account free and log in.

Step 2. Add Dropbox Accounts

In its main console, click “Add Cloud Drives” in the top menu and select “Dropbox” from the right cloud drive list, and then click “Next”.

Add Dropbox

Step 3. Input display name and get access to Dropbox

Input a display name for the account and click “Add Dropbox Account”. It will ask for your permission to let MultCloud get access to your Dropbox account, and then just follow the easy guidance to finish cloud account adding.

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Allow Access to Dropbox

Step 4. Upload via URL to Dropbox

Now you can view Dropbox in your MultCloud. Choose it and then click on “Upload” button on the upper left, click “Upload URL” in the pop up window.

Remote URL upload to Dropbox

Step 5. Add URL Link

In the next pop up small window, paste the URL link of the file you need to upload into the first column and specify the file name of your own in the second column. Then click “OK”.

Note: the extension name of the file name should be the same with its original form. Otherwise, the file may not be opened properly after it is uploaded to your cloud account.

Add URL Link

Now all done - you don’t need to do anything more. As soon as the file is uploaded, it will be synced across all the versions of Dropbox you use – e.g. web platform and the mobile apps you use as well.

To make sure the file is successfully uploaded, you check Dropbox in MultCloud or Dropbox in website to see whether the file is there or not. Here you can see the pdf file is in Dropbox.

Check Dropbox File


MultCloud offers the best free and easy way for any cloud storage with remote url upload, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Flickr, Google Photos, Amazon Cloud Drive, OneDrive for Business, G Suite, FTP, Box, MySQL, MEGA , SugarSync etc.

As a cloud file manager, it can also transfer/migrate/move/copy files from one cloud to another, like move photos from OneDrive to Google Photos, transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive; synchronize files/folders between different cloud drives or different accounts within same cloud like sync Google Photos to Google Drive, link two Dropbox accounts on one computer etc. In one word, MultCloud will sure meet almost all your cloud storage management needs.

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