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Solved: How to Connect Google Drive to FTP?

You can move Google Drive to FTP easily with the help of MultCloud. In this tutorial, I will explain why and how to copy Google Drive to FTP to you.


Posted by @Catherine

Aug, 29, 2019 | 2 mins read



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Why Need to Transfer from Google Drive to FTP?

Google Drive and FTP are two different things but they have one thing in common, both of them are used to store files and share files online. When you want to transfer something from Google Drive to your personal FTP servers, you need to move from Google Drive to FTP. Connecting also means integrating them. Thus, you don’t need to download then upload files again and again.

How to Connect Google Drive to FTP?

The answer is MultCloud. The multiple cloud storage manager lets you easily combine these two services together. Moving from Google Drive to FTP directly looks like impossible before. But in the age of computer technology, anything is possible. MultCloud is such an automated solution, capable of transferring Google Drive files to a FTP and vice versa. Because MultCloud uses the new background of transmission technology, it can still transfer even after power off, thus, scheduled file copy is realized. Also, for huge data, automatic Google Drive transferring to FTP can be implemented.

Steps of Transferring Google Drive to FTP with MultCloud

At first, visit MultCloud official website to register an account. MultCloud is a web app that allows you to transfer, sync and backup files across Clouds easily and freely, you don’t need to install any clients. Registration is free. After confirming your account in the email, you can log in MultCloud. By the way, MultCloud has developed a new feature: Experience without signing up.

Create an account
Create an account

Second, add FTP and Google Drive to MultCloud. Check Google Drive/FTP then click “Next” button.

Add FTP and Google Drive to MultCloud
Add FTP and Google Drive to MultCloud

To add Google Drive, just need typing a display name as follow. After you click “Add Google Drive Account” button, the page will automatically jump to the official site for authorization to MultCloud. This is because Google Drive supports OAuth and OAuth is the authorization system of MultCloud. This authorization framework makes third-party applications to build up a connection to cloud drives without username and password.

Add Google Drive to MultCloud
Add Google Drive to MultCloud

To add FTP, you need to enter following information.

Add FTP to MultCloud
Add FTP to MultCloud

Now, your Google Drive and FTP are in the same window, both are under the management of MultCloud. Connecting Google Drive to FTP has been successful. You see, MultCloud is able to manage all cloud storage in one place.

Both Accounts are Added to MultCloud
Both Accounts are Added to MultCloud

“Copy” and ”Copy to” options will help you move files from Google Drive to FTP. You can also schedule it to apply automatic transfer at a later date. Simply switch to Transfer panel, set target and destination services, then set schedule task by clicking “Schedule Later” button from drop down menu. This feature is very useful if there are mass of data need transferring.

Connect Google Drive to FTP
Connect Google Drive to FTP

If you prefer to use Chrome and web edition of Google Drive, we suggest you try Chrome's MultCloud extension. Please click here to add: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/transfer-to-google-drived/dhkemmehlndncfkilljmpeacciajkfag.


Following above steps, you can see MultCloud can help you connect Google Drive to FTP easily and quickly. As you see, the web application - MultCloud supports many popular cloud drives. If you want to transfer, backup or sync files between any two clouds mentioned above, MultCloud opens many possibilities! If you want to transfer FTP to MEGA, you can do it with "Cloud Transfer" feature. If you want to sync two Dropbox accounts, you can do it with "Cloud Sync" feature.

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