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How to Connect to Dropbox via FTP?

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Sep. 09, 2019 | 3 mins read

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MultCloud, a powerful and convenient software, will be the best solution to connect to Dropbox using FTP. In this way, you can benefit from both clouds and make a perfect cloud solution, because both Dropbox and FTP has different pros.

Why Need to Connect to Dropbox Over FTP?

About FTP

The FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a time-tested way to share files between computers over a network connection. Shared files are uploaded to a central server, and team members access them by downloading the files to their local computers with an FTP client. Here, the server acts as a central hub for your documents and provides a structured folder/file environment to help keep things organized.

However, this manual nature of FTP does make things complicated that each time a file is changed, you need to re-upload it to the FTP server to share it and everyone who wants the latest version of the file has to re-download it. Besides, the most recent copy of the file overwrites everybody else’s work, so an FTP server only has a single, current copy of each file, which is a risk of losing data.

Therefore, a connection is needed to make up for FTP’s weakness . Here, we recommend you to connect to Dropbox via FTP.

About Dropbox

Download and sign up for Dropbox will be a piece of cake. For sharing a file with a team member, you can create a new folder for sharing and changes will be automatically updated to your team members. Every edit will be kept for you to decide how they should be merged, also there are versions of a file and you can make a desire restore. Still, Dropbox has other features which FTP doesn’t have. Anyway, the FTP connection to Dropbox will be wonderful.

How to Connect to Dropbox with FTP?

To connect Dropbox with FTP, a convenient software will be much help. Here, we recommend MultCloud to you. It is a free line application which supports to connect many different services for backing up, syncing and moving files among them. Next, let’s show you how to do Dropbox FTP connection.

1. Open your browser and access to MultCloud homepage. Then “Sign up” to create an account and “Sign in”, or you can simply click “Experience without signing up”.

Sign Up
Sign Up

2. Add your Dropbox and FTP accounts to MultCloud. Here, click “Add Clouds” to select FTP and click “Next” to go to the next step.

Choose FTP
Choose FTP

Granting MultCloud access to the FTP requires your FTP server address, FTP username and password.

Authorize Account
Authorize Account

3. Add your Dropbox to MultCloud. Then authorize the Dropbox account by clicking “Add Dropbox Account” button and follow the instructions to grant access.

Add Dropbox
Add Dropbox

3. After you connect to Dropbox via FTP, you can manage files between them through the top button.

Cloud Explorer

This allows you to select specific files from Dropbox/FTP and move them to the another cloud by “Copy”/ “Copy to” or simple dragging & dropping.

Cloud Explorer
Cloud Explorer

Cloud Transfer

This supports to transfer all files of Dropbox/FTP to the another in one time and allows usera to set a schedule to automatically run the task.

Cloud Transfer
Cloud Transfer

Cloud Sync

It offers different ways to sync Dropbox with FTP including one-way sync (simple sync, mirror sync, move sync cumulative sync, update sync, incremental backup sync, full backup sync) and two-way sync. Also, you are allowed to have a scheduled sync task.

More about MultCloud

Following above steps, you can use MultCloud to connect to Dropbox via FTP easily. For MultCloud, it has three key features: "Cloud Explorer", "Cloud Transfer" and "Cloud Sync". For "Cloud Explorer", you can copy, cut and paste files from one cloud to another cloud quickly like you are doing the operations through Windows Explorer; For "Cloud Transfer", it can help you move numerous files between different cloud services at once with simple drag-and-drop. Apart from managing and transferring, users are also allowed to create sync relationships between cloud services. No matter when people add, modify or delete files on one of their clouds, the files on the other cloud will also be synced. If you want to achieve Box to Google Drive migration, you can make full use of it.

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