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Top Way to Transfer Files from FTP to Dropbox

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Feb. 11, 2020 | 3 mins read

Author Delores


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In this post, you will find one secure and easy way to transfer files from FTP to Dropbox without using the downloading and uploading method.

About FTP and Dropbox

The File Transfer Protocol is a standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network. You can use FTP to exchange files between computer accounts, transfer files between an account and a desktop computer, or access online software archives.

Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud and client software. It’s widely used by many people because it’s easy to use and many users have been using it because it’s built-in many android devices now. As it’s easy to use, many people insist on using it without considering other cloud drives.

Why Need to Transfer Files from FTP to Dropbox?

Even though FTP is the traditional way of saving files online but it’s a little bit hard to use for most people because they have to make additional settings and that’s why people want to move files from FTP to Dropbox. But there comes a question on how to transfer from FTP to Dropbox.

Luckily, in this article, we will offer one FREE and best cloud to cloud file transfer tool, MultCloud to help transfer your files from FTP to Dropbox account.

About MultCloud

MultCloud is a web-based free file transfer manager tool that can transfer files across cloud drives from one console without downloading and uploading. It has the following features:

  • It can transfer large data(more than TB) in one go without downloading and uploading.
  • It’s safe to use because it won’t save any account and password on the servers.
  • It does not have any limit to add cloud drives to MultCloud. For instance, for one MultCloud account, it supports adding unlimited cloud drives to it.
  • It supports closing the page and even turns off the computer while the transfer process is running.
  • It can manage multiple cloud drives from one place.

In addition to above features, MultCloud supports more than 30 cloud drives at present including Google Drive, G Suite, Dropbox, Dropbox for Business, Flickr, MEGA, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, FTP, etc.

How to Transfer from FTP to Dropbox with MultCloud?

MultCloud, a free cloud to cloud transfer tool, is favored by many users to transfer or sync files from one drive to other. Let’s take a closer look at how it works.

Step 1. Create one MultCloud account. If you do not create it, you could click “Experience without signing up” option to get one temp account so you can test it.

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Sign Up

Step 2. Click “Add Clouds” to add FTP account to MultCloud.

Add FTP to MultCloud

Note: Make sure that your FTP has read/write permissions, otherwise, MultCloud may be unable to transfer files.

Step 3. Click “Dropbox” from the listed drives below and follow the guides to add your Dropbox to MultCloud.

Add Dropbox Account
Add Dropbox Account

Step 4. Transfer Files from FTP to Dropbox with “Cloud Transfer”. Select folders that you want to transfer from FTP as the source, select destination directory under Dropbox as the target path, click “Transfer Now” and wait for the process to complete.

Transfer Files from FTP to Dropbox
Add Dropbox Account


  • If you want to transfer the entire FTP to Dropbox, when creating the task, you can select FTP as the source.
  • If you just want to copy some files from different locations under FTP, it’s recommended that you can use “Cloud Explorer” because “Cloud Transfer” supports transferring folders or the entire cloud as the source only.
  • If the data you transfer is very large, you can close the PC because MultCloud can process your task in the background as long as the task starts.

Wrapping Up

As you can see, it’s very easy to transfer files from FTP to Dropbox and the entire process has not asked you to download and upload. In addition to “Cloud Transfer”, MultCloud also has “Cloud Explorer” and “Cloud Sync”.

For “Cloud Explorer”, it can help you upload files to cloud, copy files from one cloud to another cloud directly without logging in and out and you can also upload files to your cloud through URL. For example, if you want to upload to Google Drive from URL, you can make full use of “Cloud Explorer”.

For “Cloud Sync”, it allows you to create sync relationships across clouds. Currently, it supports one-way sync and two-way sync. For “One-way sync”, it has 7 modes including “Simple Sync”, “Mirror Sync”, “Move Sync”, “Update Sync”, “Cumulative Sync”, “Incremental Backup Sync’ and “Full Backup Sync”. So if you want to sync photos between OneDrive and Google Photos, you can use this feature.

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Multcloud Key Features

  • Transfer files in clouds, FTP and WebDav for easily file management & information delivery.

  • Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

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