Know about Dropbox, FTP and MultCloud

FTP and Dropbox are two different formats for people storing files in cloud. People usually use them for different reasons. Maybe you need to move files from FTP to Dropbox fast sometimes. Unfortunately, by default, FTP does not allow people to use Dropbox to move files forth and back. You can only do it by downloading files from one site then reuploading them to another manually. Now there is a better way -- using MultCloud. It’s fast, secure and it can even do automatic transfer.

MultCloud is an free line application that helps people backup, sync and move files between different services: FTP and cloud drives, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Amazon S3, Amazon Cloud Drive, SugarSync, Alfresco, Hubic, Evernote, OneDrive, MEGA, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, HiDrive, MySQL, Flickr, MediaFire, ownCloud, ADrive, BaiDu and WebDav.

Using MultCloud to move files from FTP to Dropbox

MultCloud is actually a middleman between various popular web technologies, which just requires the users to give it permission to their FTP and Dropbox accounts.

To grant MultCloud access to the FTP requires your FTP server address, FTP username and password.


Authorize the Dropbox account you are transferring to by clicking the “Add Dropbox Account” button. Then follow the instructions to go to Dropbox’s website to grant access to MultCloud.

Add Dropbox

After you have added both FTP and Dropbox to MultCloud, you see, your Dropbox and FTP accounts are displayed with their folders and files. The website has a friendly and simple interface, which makes it easier for the users to transfer files. Now it’s time to show how to transfer files from FTP to Dropbox.

One method is directly dragging files from FTP to Dropbox. It is also the easiest way. (see picture below)


You can also use “Copy” and “Copy to” options. The solutions are similar as Windows “Copy & Paste” and “Move” operations.

Right click context menu

Note: When you select “Copy to”, you will be given a pop-up window to set. First select the destination service then your files will be moved by clicking “Transferring” button. The “move” is an optional box, which depends on whether you want to reserve the original files or not.

“Copy to” Setting

Click to learn scheduled FTP transfer.

Schedule Transfer


The security of MultCloud is high, 256-bit encryption is applied to the data transmission. When you try to visit one of your accounts in MultCloud, a connection will be built up automatically between the servers of MultCloud and the cloud drive you request. It works as a channel and all the files and data that you visit via MultCloud will not be saved on MultCloud’s server. They are still kept in their original cloud drives. Thus you can rest assured that using MultCloud to sync, backup and transfer files across cloud services is safe.


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