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Why Download Directly to Dropbox?

Why need to download files directly to Dropbox? Because it is troublesome to save web files directly to Dropbox. If the target files locate locally, it is much easier to store files to cloud by just uploading files to Dropbox drive. But for downloading web files to Dropbox, users usually have to first of all download them from the Internet to local devices and then upload them from local back to web cloud drive. This is really time-consuming. Thus, the idea of downloading directly to Dropbox cloud drive comes into being.

Downloading files directly to Dropbox means saving online files directly to destination Dropbox via a URL link, without the need to take local storage as a transfer path. This downloading procedure can also be called downloading file from URL to Dropbox, downloading website to Dropbox, downloading from Internet to Dropbox, downloading link directly to Dropbox and so on.

Now, there is a question on how to directly download files from the Internet to Dropbox. Luckily, in the following part, you will learn one best free way to effortlessly download to Dropbox via URL.

How to Download Directly to Dropbox from URL?

As for downloading from URL to Dropbox, Dropbox currently does not have such function for its users. Therefore, people have to rely on third party software like MultCloud, a professional and reliable multiple cloud storage manager which can easily help download URL to Dropbox directly. Why MultCloud is recommended to help download files to Dropbox? Here is the detailed information.

  • Perfect Integration: Manage up to 30+ cloud drives centrally; 
  • Random Migration: Do one-time or incremental migration according to your own needs;
  • Real-time Sync: Provide 10 custom sync modes to simplify collaboration;
  • Smart Backup: Restore the backed-up data to the previous version at any time;  
  • Remote Upload: Directly download URLs, torrent files or magnet links to clouds.

Then, how to download web files to Dropbox with the help of MultCloud? To make use of MultCloud, you should firstly create an account of it without any charge. It is completely free! Or, you can log in with your Google / Facebook account.

Create an account
Create an account

Note: MultCloud is a web-based program, so you do not have to download and install it on your computer so as to save your local storage space.

After successfully creating a MultCloud account, just sign in to enter into MultCloud’s UI. Or, you can just log in directly with your Google or Facebook account.

Step 1. Add Dropbox Account

In the main interface of MultCloud, move to Add Cloud tab and choose "Dropbox" in the cloud drive list. Then, follow the easy steps to finish adding your Dropbox cloud drive account to MultCloud platform.

Add Dropbox
Add Dropbox

Step 2. Upload Files to Dropbox

Click on Dropbox cloud drive on the left menu and press "Upload File" or "Remote Upload” button.

Upload Files to Dropbox
Upload Files to Dropbox

Step 3. Download Directly to Dropbox from URL

In the pop-up window, you can directly move a local file to Dropbox cloud. However, here, we should select "Remote Upload" to download from web to Dropbox.

In the next window, input the URL link of the Internet file. Please make sure not to change the suffix name for the improper suffix name could result in that the file can’t be opened properly and cannot be previewed in Dropbox. Finally click "Save to Cloud" to start downloading file from web to Dropbox.

Upload Files to Dropbox
Add Link to Dropbox

Step 4. Check the Status of your URL Task

You can check out the status of the task by clicking on the “Remote Task". In the pop-up window, it shows that the task is completed successfully. The time it needs to finish the task depends on how large the target file is and the number of nodes. 

Download from URL to Dropbox Task
Download from URL to Dropbox Task

Now, you can see the uploaded files in Dropbox through MultCloud. You can choose Dropbox cloud drive to load the contents. Or, you can go to the Dropbox web page to confirm if the URL is there.

Note: If you cannot view the target file in the MultCloud platform or its web version of Dropbox, just refresh your browser or re-open Dropbox. Although it shows that the task has been successfully completed, it still takes some time to display the target file in the target location.

Bonus Info: How to Generate a Dropbox Direct Download Link

The above is how to download files to Dropbox from link. If you want to create a Dropbox direct download link and share with your friends so that they can download Dropbox files directly from the given link, the MultCloud can help you a lot.

1. Enter Dropbox on MultCloud page.

2. Right-click the folder or file you want to share with links, and select "Share" from the drop-down menu.

Share in Dropbox
Share in Dropbox

3. Choose one from the listed 3 different sharing options according to your requirements:

  • Public Share: Anyone with the link can view the file. It is a public sharing link provided by MultCloud.
  • Private Share: Password is required to view files in shared links.
  • Source Share: A sharable link is created from the source cloud drive. 
Share Options
Share Options

4: After choosing a proper share method, click "Create Share". MultCloud will automatically generate a share link for you.

5: Copy the link and choose how to share the link. 

Public Share in Dropbox
Public Share in Dropbox

Anyone who receives the Dropbox share link can directly view or download files from it.


MultCloud is a very useful tool to manage multiple cloud drive accounts of the same or different cloud brands, so you can use it to download directly to Dropbox form URL. Besides, it also enables users to creat a share link for cloud drive files or folder

In addition to the “Remote Upload” feature mentioned above, MultCloud can also achieve cloud transfer, cloud sync, and can merge multiple cloud accounts in one place and make it easy to manage them.

Also, you can perform other operations between many popular cloud drives, such as uploading files from the local storage to the cloud drive, downloading items from the cloud to the computer, creating new folders, deleting unwanted videos, sharing interesting pictures to others, copying a document from source cloud account to destination cloud account, etc.

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