Why need to connect to Dropbox via 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 via FTP?

To connect Dropbox via FTP, a convenient software will be much help. Here, we recommend you MultCloud. 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 input MultCloud’s URL: https://www.multcloud.com. Then “Sign up” to create an account and “Sign in”, or you can simply “Experience without signing up”.

MultCloud Sign Up
MultCloud Sign Up

2.Add services to MultCloud. Here, click “Add Clouds” to select FTP and click “Next” to go to the next step. MultCloud supports more than 30 file sharing sites.

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

4.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 to set a schedule to automatically run 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 sync schedule.

Cloud Sync
Cloud Sync

In a word,it’s convenient that using MultCloud to connect to Dropbox via FTP and then file management will be as easy as you image. Like said before, MultCluoud supports many different clouds, so you can use it to upload files to Google Drive via FTP and so on.


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.