What Is Download Files to Cloud?

Downloading directly to cloud means to download files to online cloud drive storage via web link or URL which indicates where the source files locates. The web link is usually generated while the owner of the file share it to others, maybe his families, friends, colleagues and so on.

Advantages of Downloading Files Directly to Cloud

With downloading directly to cloud, users do not have to transfer files from source location to destination. That is to say, people do not have to firstly download target files from source place to local storage and then upload them from local device to online cloud drive. Therefore, much time, energy and resource will be saved especially when the network bandwidth is limited and the speed is low.

How to Download File Directly to Online Storage Usually?

For downloaing files to cloud storage, you can first of all download and save them to local disk and then upload them from local to cloud storage. As for downloading directly to cloud, you can turn to the third party tool such as MultCloud for help.

About MultCloud

MultCloud is a web-based cloud to cloud backup tool which enables you to not only download files from cloud to local, upload files from local to cloud, create new folder, delete unwanted items, rename a file/folder, etc. all through its platform, but also let you download files directly to cloud via its web link or URL.

How to Download Files from the Internet to Google Drive Directly?

The following will show you how to download file to save cloud storage with the help of MultCloud and take Google Drive as example.

Step 1. Create one MultCloud account. To make use of MultCloud, first of all, you should create an account of it through it official website provided above. It is completely free of charge. You can also create a temporary account without providing your personal email address by choosing “Try without signing up”.

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Step 2. Sign in MultCloud. When successfully created an account, whether it is temporary or not, you can sign in your MultCloud account and get access to the interface of the software.

Step 3. Add Google Drive. In the main interface of MultCloud, click on “Add Cloud” in the left menu and select “Google Drive” in the right cloud drive list. Then, follow the easy guidance to finish adding G Drive.

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Add Google Drive

Step 4. Google Drive upload. After successfully adding Google Drive to MultCloud platform, you can see it in the left panel. There, select “Google Drive” on the left panel and click on "Upload File" or "Remote Upload" button.

Google Drive Upload
Google Drive Upload

Step 5. Upload File. In the pop up window, you can directly choose file from local computer to upload it to destination GDrive.

Step 6. Add URL to Google Drive. Choose “Remote Upload”  to upload remote files via URL web link. Input the URL link of target file into the box. Finally, click “Save to Cloud”.

Specify URL
Specify URL

Note: The extension of the file name must be the same with that in the URL link. Otherwise, the file may not be opened properly in destination cloud and can’t be viewed.

Step 7. View URL tasks. Usually, a downloading directly to google drive task will only take a few seconds; it depends on how large the target file is and the speed of the Internet. The larger the file is, the longer the task will take; the slower the Internet is, the longer the task will take. You can view the status of the task by clicking on the Task List icon on the upper right.

URL Tasks
URL Tasks

Note: If you want to make sure that target file has been successfully downloaded from web to Google Drive, you can check whether it is in GDrive through explorer-type function. Or, open Google Drive through Google Chrome browser and have a check.


It is easy and fast to download files directly to cloud with the help of MultCloud. In addition to this feature, MultCloud can also directly transfer/migrate/move files from one cloud drive storage to another (such as transfer files from one OneDrive to Another), sync files from one cloud to another (like sync photos between OneDrive and Google Photos) and so on.

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