Introduction to FTP and Google Drive

As we all know, FTP is the standard protocol for users to transfer files from a client- server to a computer network, and it is the most traditional way to store files online and to store them on the Internet. Remote access to data is one of the ways to inspire cloud storage technology as the Internet becomes accessible. A standard login program can be created to log in to FTP.

Google Drive is super easy to access from a web browser as it's a suite of applications, such as Google Sheets, Documents and Power Points. Not only does it allow access to files stored in the cloud, but changes can be made immediately, and the feature has been adopted by the vast majority of computer professionals around the world. Google Drive offers great collaboration features such as file sharing, co-editing, presence indication, document versioning, live chat, and more.

Why Transfer from FTP to Google Drive?

As mentioned above, FTP is one of the most traditional ways to store files online. For most people, it is very inconvenient to use. Apart from the fact that you need to know a lot of theory about FTP, you also need to spend a lot of time to set up an FTP server. With the advent of cloud storage tools, more and more people are getting used to storing their data on top of a cloud drive because cloud storage is not only easy to access; but also it’s simple to use.

As the leader in the cloud industry, Google Drive has surely become the preferred choice because it’s easy to get one Google Drive account as long as you have one Gmail account. Considering the ease of accessing data and convenience offered by Google Drive, more and more people like to migrate files from FTP to Google Drive.

How to Transfer Files from FTP to Google Drive?

I believe the method most people can think of is "upload" and "download". But when faced with a large amount of data that needs to be transmitted, using this method is obviously not the most efficient. So is there any way that can transfer FTP to Google Drive directly without using download and upload way? Sure, the easiest way to do it is to rely on a free cloud file manager, MultCloud.

MultCloud, as a professional cloud transfer manager, it not only supports protocols like FTP, FTPS, SFTP, WebDav but also supports cloud storage services like Google Drive, MEGA, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc. With it, you can not only connect Google Drive to FTP but also upload files to Google Drive via FTP. As an online service, it supports one-time migration. If you have massive data to transfer, MultCloud can be a good helper to transfer all your data in one go. Continue to read below to learn how to move from FTP to Google Drive easily.

Step 1. Create one MultCloud account and sign in.

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Note: If you do not want to create it, you can click on “Experience without signing up” alternative. After clicking on it, you will get one temp account so you can use it to test and you will know how MultCloud works.

Step 2. Add FTP and Google Drive accounts to MultCloud. Click on “Add Clouds” button, select FTP to add, click “Next” button, enter authentication details of your FTP accounts, click “Add FTP Account” and it will be added to MultCloud.

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Add FTP Account to MultCloud

Step 3. Follow the same way above to add your Google Drive account to MultCloud. After that, you will find both FTP and Google Drive accounts have been added to MultCloud.

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Manage FTP and Google Drive Account


  • When adding FTP account to MultCloud, make sure that your FTP account has read and write permissions.
  • MultCloud does not limit the number of added clouds. If you have multiple cloud accounts, you can add them to MultCloud for better management

Step 4. Transfer files from FTP to Google Drive with “Cloud Transfer”. Click on “Cloud Transfer”, select folders under your FTP account as the source, select destination path under Google Drive as the target, click on “Transfer Now” and you will see the process starts.

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


  • If you want to migrate files between FTP to Google Drive regularly, you could enable “Schedule” feature so MultCloud can transfer your files as planned.
  • If you want to transfer entire FTP account to Google Drive, you could select FTP as the source while creating the task.
  • If you have a lot of files to transfer under your FTP account, you can close the page and even close your computer without waiting for the task to finish because MultCloud supports transferring files in the background.


As you can see, it’s very easy to transfer files from FTP to Google Drive with MultCloud. In addition to “Cloud Transfer”, MultCloud also has “Cloud Sync”. For “Cloud Sync”, it allows you to bulid sync relations across clouds. Whether you add, modify or delete files in the source cloud, MultCloud will sync these changes to the target cloud drive in time. If you want to achieve Box to Google Drive migration, you can make full use of it.

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