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Why Need FTP Access to Google Drive?

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a standard network protocol used to transfer computer files between client and server on a computer network. It is one of the oldest protocols currently in use and is a convenient way to move files. Although FTP is one of the oldest file transfer methods, many people still like to use FTP to transfer files.

FTP to Google Drive
FTP to Google Drive
  • For people who teach internet protocol, FTP is a common way to introduce newbies to the internet protocol before learning more complex versions, which makes it a good starter tool. For people who love it, build FTP file systems out of nostalgia, or just for fun.
  • For some people or companies that want to move large files in servers internally, these professionals may choose to use FTP when moving server files in an organization's closed system, especially for programmers who develop a website. In this case, there are no security issues, and FTP may be the easiest method known to IT workers to move large numbers of files.

And Google Drive is an application that is easy to access from a web browser. And its Google Sheets, Docs, PowerPoints and other application suites can not only access files stored in the cloud, but also can make instant changes, this feature has been adopted by a large number of computer professionals around the world. So many people may choose to use these two products for data backup and migration.

Taking into account the convenience of accessing data based on work requirements, many professionals want to achieve two-way file transfer, such as transferring files from FTP to Google Drive or migrating files from Google Drive to FTP.

How to Do FTP Access to Google Drive

The traditional way is to first download the files on the FTP server to the local end, and then upload the local files to Google drive. For computer professionals, especially IT workers, this method will waste a lot of time and energy and greatly reduce their work efficiency during file migration. As a result, more and more people think it is less stressful and more efficient to use a free online tool to achieve file transfer.

Here is the best free multiple cloud storage manager-MultCloud that may help you a lot, which supports free online file transfer, backup, and sync without downloading and uploading among a variety of cloud drives, such as FTP, Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Workspace, OneDrive, MEGA, Flickr, Box, Amazon S3, Wasabi, and other popular cloud drives, to save your time and energy during file transfer. 

The following steps you should do when performing FTP access to Google Drive.

Step 1. Sign Up. Visit MultCloud: https://www.multcloud.com and sign up for an account with your email or you can log in directly with only your Google or Facebook account.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. Add Google Drive to MultCloud. Log in MultCloud and add clouds to MultCloud by clicking on the “Add Cloud” button; then select Google Drive to add, and follow the guidance to complete cloud adding.

Add Google Drive
Add Google Drive

Step 3. Add FTP to MultCloud. Add FTP to MultCloud in the same way and click "Add FTP Account" to go to the next step.


Allow MultCloud to get your FTP server address, FTP username, and FTP password when accessing FTP.

Edit FTP Information
Edit FTP Information


  • Before proceeding with file operations, please make sure you have read/write permissions, otherwise, MultCloud may not be able to transfer files to your FTP.
  • Make sure there is enough space for your operation because MultCloud cannot temporarily determine its size.

Step 4. Transfer Files from FTP to Google Drive. Click “Cloud Transfer”, select “FTP” to choose the directory file you want to transfer and select “Google Drive” to choose the target directory. Then, hit “Transfer Now” to complete the file transfer.

Transfer Files from FTP to Google Drive
Transfer Files from FTP to Google Drive


  • If you want to automatically transfer FTP to Google Drive regularly, you can enable "Schedule" and MultCloud can run your tasks as scheduled.
  •  If the data you transfer is very large and it takes a lot of time, you can close the web page when the task starts because MC supports offline file transfer.
  • If you want to transfer data from FTP to Google Drive faster, you can upgrade your account for higher speed and more useful features, such as file filtering.


In summary, Multcloud can perform FTP access to Google Drive in a free online way by using the "Cloud Transfer" function for better data backup and file management. If you want to choose a more secure way to transfer your files, you can choose to transfer files to Google Drive via SFTP or FTPS.

In addition to the "Cloud Transfer" function, MultCloud also provides other popular features, such as Team Transfer, Cloud Sync, Cloud Backup, and Remote Upload. If necessary, you can use the "Cloud Sync" feature to perform cloud-to-cloud sync, which helps you sync photos, videos, and files in other formats between multiple clouds in the simplest way.

And you can find your favorite cloud drives and add them to MultCloud to realize cloud content collaboration and make cloud resource management simpler and more convenient. You can try the features mentioned above, then you may get a safer and simpler data backup method.

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