Why Connect Google Drive to FTP?

Google Drive and FTP
Google Drive and FTP

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is used to store, share, and transfer computer files between client and server via network. Users can do a lot of file managements via FTP, like rename, delete, move, copy, upload, download etc. A client could even access the files without logging in if the FTP was set as anonymous. It is a powerful and convenient platform to store data.

Google Drive as one of the biggest cloud storage services is widely used all around the world. It offers 15 GB free storage for PC users. Most people would like to store their personal and confidential data onto it because they can reach to the files from other devices that installed Google Drive app wherever and whenever.

FTP and Google Drive both are great storage applications for users. But you may wonder if there is a way to link FTP to Google Drive free of charge, so that you can keep Google Drive sync with FTP and transfer files between each other just like transferring from OneDrive to Google Drive? Luckily, the answer is yes.

How Do You Connect to Google Drive via FTP?

If you search on the Internet, unfortunately, you will find you have to pay for connecting Google Drive with FTP. However, the truth is you don’t have to pay it if you use MultCloud to manage them.

MultCloud is a FREE cloud to cloud transfer tool that allows you to manage different popular cloud drives from one platfrom directly and help you transfer files across clouds without downloading and uploading, like transfer Google Drive to FTP here we’re talking about.

This program, based on standard OAuth system, will gather all your cloud accounts together in one graphical interface without username and password requiring. And you are able to transfer, copy, move, backup, sync files from FTP to Google Drive and vice versa with the help of MultCloud. All you have to do is sign up to create one MultCloud account and then add your FTP and Google Drive accounts into this app together so that you can connect FTP to Google Drive following below steps.

How to Make FTP access to Google Drive with MultCloud?

Step 1. Create one MultCloud account, log in, and you will enter this interface. Click on "Add Cloud" on the left and select Google Drive icon.

Add Google Drive
Add Google Drive

Step 2. Edit the "Display Name" and click "Add Google Drive". Confirm the authorities this app needs.

Step 3. Add FTP (SFTP) server to MultCloud by repeating those two steps. Now you have two accounts added to MultCloud.

Manage FTP and Google Drive
Manage FTP and Google Drive

Step 4. Here we will take transfer data from FTP to Google Drive as an example. Click "Cloud Transfer" icon, select FTP as source, select Google Drive as the destination, click "Transfer Now" and wait for the process to complete.

Transfer from FTP to Google Drive
Transfer Data from FTP to Google Drive


  • If you want to transfer files regularly, you could enable "Schedule" so MultCloud can run your task as planned.
  • As long as your task starts, you can close the page and even shut down your PC because MultCloud can run your task at the background.
  • If you want to exclude or include some files when creating the transfer task, you could make it by upgrading your account to a premium account.

Wrapping Up

Following above solution, you can easily connect FTP to Google Drive for transferring and sharing. As you can see from the snapshots, you can add more cloud accounts into MultCloud and manage them. For example, transfer files between two FTP servers or copy files from FTP server to OneDrive.

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