Is It Possible to Download Files Directly to Google Drive?

Usually, online cloud drive storage users have to first download web page files to local storage, then upload these files to their cloud drives. Besides, if they want to move files between cloud services, they have to take local drive as transit, download the files from one cloud storage to computer first and then upload them to another cloud.

Then, is it possible to directly download to Google Drive? Is there a way or an app which can do so?

Download Directly to Google Drive with MultCloud

Just as said above, a lot of cloud storage users wonder whether they can download files directly to Google Drive or not. Here, I would like to tell them the answer is “Yes”. It is possible to download directly to cloud drive storages. However, they have to make use of a third party software to complete the task. That is to say, Google Drive itself can’t download files directly to itself from websites or other clouds.

This application is called MultCloud. It is a FREE web-based cloud transfer service which can not only help achieve remote upload to cloud from URL, but also can transfer files between cloud storage accounts without downloading and uploading. Below, you'll see what MultCloud can do for you.

  • Remote Upload and download to Google Drive from URL.
  • Manage multiple Google Drive and other clouds in one place.
  • Transfer files from other clouds to Google Drive.
  • Sync Google Drive with other clouds.
  • Offline transfer/sync between clouds.

Here in the following part, you'll learn how to download to Google Drive from URL with MultCloud.

How to Save Directly to Google Drive with MultCloud?

To download files to google drive directly with the help of MultCloud, you have to first of all get access to this app. Unlike some other applications, you need to download and install it on your local machine to use, you just need to go to its official website to register as a member of its users.

Create Account
Create MultCloud Account

Do not worry about the charge, for new users, it is complete free. The only charge is that you want to make use of its advanced features or want to enjoy much faster file transfer speed; still, the charge is low for month, quarter or year. See the differences between charged users and free accounts >>

Once you have successfully created your own account, go to its main window and click “Cloud Explorer”. Then, select “Add Cloud Drive” on the left to add Google Drive to this cloud drives management platform.

Add Google Drive
Add Google Drive Account

1. Download directly to Google Drive from URL

To download files directly to Google Drive, click on Google Drive and select “Upload”.

Google Drive Upload
Google Drive Upload Files

Then, in the pop up window, choose “Upload URL”.

Google Drive Upload URL
Google Drive Upload URL

Next, in the pop up window, enter the link address and file name of the online file. Click “OK” to continue.

Specify URL and File Name
Specify URL and File Name

Wait for it to complete. When the process is complete, you can see the file in the data list of Google Drive.

Download Directly to Google Drive Success
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Or, you can view the status in the URL Tasks list.

URL Tasks
URL Tasks


  • If the task fails, you can see it only in URL Tasks window. You can “Retry” the task or “Delete” this task and recreate a new task to download directly to Google Drive.
  • If the file is large in size, you can’t see it in Google Drive list immediately. In such situation, you can view its progress in URL Tasks interface. When it finally complete, you will find the file downloaded to your Google Drive.
  • If you are not sure about the result of the operation, you can go to your Google Drive either in webpage or in APP to see whether the target file is there or not.

File in Google Drive
File in Google Drive

2. Cloud Download to Google Drive

First of all, add the source cloud drive to MultCloud using the same steps as adding Google Drive above.

Then, go to the source cloud drive and find the target file. Right click the file and select “Copy”.

Copy File
Copy File

Go to Google Drive, right click on blank place and choose “Paste”.

Paste File
Paste File

Finally, the file will be downloaded directly to Google Drive.

Copy File Success
Copy File Success

Last But Not the Least

Except for downloading directly to Google drive, MultCloud also support transfer, sync or backup files directly from other cloud drives to Google Drive (such as transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive); set schedules to achieve file transfer or synchronization tasks; filter certain file-extension files out of the transfer/sync list (paid function); transfer files even when the computer is turned off; transfer files by multi-server parallel transmission technology (paid account enjoy more threads and unlimited data traffic to transfer files); put multiple different clouds into one place and manage them just like in Windows explorer, etc.

Besides Google Drive, MultCloud also supports Dropbox, Mega, OneDrive etc. common cloud storages. Thus, you can complete download directly to Mega, download files directly to Dropbox, download files directly to cloud OneDrive and so on.

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