User Case

"I was using a photo gallery application installed on the website to view and share the photos, but Dropbox has a much better interface for sharing and displaying images. So I want to move these files to Dropbox. The only option I have now is to download them first and then upload to Dropbox, but it is really annoying. So can I just upload directly from that website to Dropbox? Is it possible?"

This user asks for help in Dropbox Community that he wants to directly upload his photos from the website to Dropbox without downloading. Is it possible? If you also have a similar demand, don't worry, the good news is that you can upload file to Dropbox via URL to achieve your goal. Uploading files to Dropbox via URL not only allows you to directly add them to cloud without downloading to local PC first but also eliminates the worries of the speed of uploading process.

But how to upload files from URL to Dropbox? Here you can rely on a free third-party, MultCloud and the following part will give you a step by step guide.

Upload to Dropbox from URL with MultCloud

MultCloud is a multiple cloud manager that puts several clouds into one platform. To upload URL to Dropbox, you can take advantage of MultCloud "Cloud Explorer" function. There is an instruction on how it works.

Step 1. Sign up

You need to sign up first.

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Step 2. Add clouds

Click on "Add Clouds" icon and add Dropbox to MultCloud.

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Add Dropbox to MultCloud

Note: You are allowed to add one cloud at a time. If you need to add several cloud drives, just repeat "Add Clouds" operation.

Step 3. Add Files to Dropbox from URL

First of all, you need to open Dropbox and click on "Upload" button. Then click on "Upload URL" icon in the pop-up window, paste the URL and click "OK" to complete the task.

Upload to Dropbox from URL
Upload Files to Dropbox from URL
Add URL to Dropbox
Add URL to Dropbox

More about MultCloud

With the help of MultCloud, you can quickly and successfully upload to Dropbox from URL. Of course, MultCloud offers more than this. If you want to transfer from one cloud to another, "Cloud Transfer" feature can help you. For example, you can transfer Google Drive to another or move Dropbox photos to Google Photos without downloading. Moreover, "Cloud Sync" feature allows you to sync or backup one cloud to other cloud drives. So you can easily sync multiple Google Drive accounts or migrate Box to Google Drive if necessary.

  • The extension name of the file must be the same as the original form, or the file will fail to be opened properly.
  • If you want to add these files to a certain folder, just open the folder first and repeat the steps mentioned above.
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