Copy File to Google Drive Directly From URL – Easy & Fast


Usually, if we want to save online files on remote server or cloud drives to our Google account, we have to first of all download them from website to local device, then upload them from local storage to destination Google Drive. This seems not that complicated. Yet, if there are a lot of items needs to be stored in GDrive, you have to repeat the same task once and once again. This is a time-consuming and tedious work. Moreover, you need enough local space to temporarily contain target files and you have to delete them from local machine after the whole project if you do not want them to occupy your precious disk storage.

Is there a way to directly save the online files to your cloud drive, like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.? Actually, there is one. That is to directly upload them to GD only by copying their URL links.

How to Copy URL to Google Drive?

To include files to target cloud storages from their URL addresses, we should rely on a free service of a third party web-based program, called MultCloud, a multiple cloud storage manager.

Step 1. Sign up MultCloud

To make use of MultCloud, you should firstly create an account of it from its official page given above. Since it’s an online service, you do not have to download and install it on your computer to occupy your local disk space.

Step 2. Add Google Drive

After successfully registered to MultCloud, sign in to its platform, in the main interface, move to “Add Clouds” tab and select “Google Drive”. Then, just follow the easy guidance to finish this step.

Add Google Drive

Step 3. Google Drive Upload from URL

When successfully add your Google account to MultCloud, go to “Cloud Explorer” tab, click on target Google Drive you plan to copy files to. Then, click “Upload” button on the upper left.

Google Drive Upload

In the pop-up window, choose “Upload from URL” in the lower left.

Google Drive Upload from URL

Then, paste the URL link of one of the target files into the first column. It will automatically give a name of the file to be saved in Google cloud; you can change this name as you like, but make sure the extension of the filename should be the same as its original one, otherwise, the file may not be viewable in destination.

Copy URL to Google Drive

You can view the result of copying URL to Google Drive by clicking the little icon on upper right, then select “URL Tasks”.

Copy URL to Google Drive Succeed

Or, you can directly go to target Google Drive in Cloud Explorer tab and you will see the added file is already there. If you can’t see it, just refresh from upper right or refresh your browser window.

Copy URL to Google Drive Result

If you still not sure about the success, just log into your Google Drive and have a look at it.

This is the video of uploading files from URL to Google Drive https://youtu.be/BChAjlImKcE

More Advanced Features in MultCloud

Besides copy URL to Google Drive, MultCloud also supports to copy from URL to OneDrive, Dropbox, MEGA, Amazon, Box, etc. about 30 kinds of common cloud brands.

What’s more, MultCloud also enables you to directly move/migrate/backup/transfer files from one cloud to another, as well as sync files between two cloud accounts.