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How to Transfer Files from FTP Server to OneDrive?

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Mar. 3, 2020 | 2 mins read

Author Delores


Senior Editor at multcloud.com. A movie lover and always be willing to resolve product-related issues.

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A new way to guide you about how to transfer files between FTP server and OneDrive easily will be introduced in this post. Try it and it will save you a lot of time.

User Case: How Do I FTP Files to OneDrive?

“I have a OneDrive account.I remotely access files on a FTP server now from my laptop using Free Filezilla to download them to my laptop (with limited bandwidth internet connection).I would like to set up a process that will transfer selected files from that FTP server DIRECTLY to my OneDrive account without having to first download them from the FTP server to my laptop and then upload them from my laptop to OneDrive. Is there any tool that can achieve this goal?”

This question is raised by a user who was in Quora. We all know, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol that can help users to transfer files between client and server and it’s very safe where files are saved in local server if users have their own server. OneDrive is one of the popular clouds among the world.

So transferring files from FTP to OneDrive is not new to professional staff. But, it’s a question on how to transfer files from FTP server to OneDrive without downloading and uploading. Here in this article, we will introduce a new method to realize your demand with MultCloud.

About MultCloud

MultCloud, as a web-based FREE cloud file transfer manager, which can not only transfer files across cloud drives directly without downloading and uploading but also can manage multiple cloud accounts from one platform so you can easily access files from one cloud to other clouds.

It supports more than 30 cloud drives at present, including OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Google Drive, G Suite, Dropbox, Dropbox for Business, MEGA, Flickr, Google Photos, etc. Besides, FTP, WebDave and MySQL are also supported.

Let's see how it helps transfer from FTP to OneDrive.

Step 1. Sign Up

Create an account with MultCloud.

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Step 2. Add Clouds

Click “Add Clouds” button, and add your FTP and OneDrive accounts one by one to MultCloud.

Add FTP and OneDrive
Add FTP and OneDrive to MultCloud

Note: Make sure your FTP has read/write permissions.

Step3. Copy from FTP to OneDrive with "Cloud Transfer"

Create a Cloud Transfer task. Select the folder you want to transfer under FTP as the source, select the destination directory under OneDrive as the destination, click “Transfer Now” and wait for the process to complete.

Transfer Files from FTP Server to OneDrive
Transfer Files from FTP Server to OneDrive


  • If you want to transfer all files under FTP to your OneDrive, please select entire FTP as the source.
  • It can take a few seconds to hours to complete depending on file size.
  • If you want to delete all files under FTP account after transfer process is complete, you can tick “Delete all source files after transfer is complete.” option when creating the Cloud Transfer task.

  • Cloud Transfer Options
    Cloud Transfer Options


Following the above steps, you can quickly transfer files from FTP server to OneDrive. You may find it saves you a lot of time. In addition to “Cloud Transfer” feature, MultCloud also has “Cloud Explorer” and “Cloud Sync” feature.

“Cloud Explorer” can help you manage several clouds and enable you to upload files to cloud from local PC, etc. If you want to upload files to Mega and copy files to multiple folders at once, you can use “Cloud Explorer”. You can sync Google Photos to OneDrive with “Cloud Sync” if necessary.

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  • Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.