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User Case: How Do I Upload a File to Dropbox via URL?


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

But how to upload files from the 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.

Directlt and Easily Upload to Dropbox from URL with MultCloud

MultCloud is a multiple cloud storage manager that puts several clouds into one platform. To upload a URL to Dropbox, you can take advantage of the "Remote Upload" function in MultCloud.

❤ Easy to Use: You can use MultCloud on any device as it is a web-based program.
❤ No Client Required: No special URL parsing software is required.
❤ Remote Upload to 30+ Clouds: You can add URLs to 30+ popular cloud storage services.
❤ Direct Uploading: MultCloud can directly parse the data in the URL to your cloud account. For example, you can directly save links to Google Drive.


There is an instruction on how it works.

Step 1. Sign up. You need to sign up first.

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Sign Up

Step 2. Add your cloud account. Click on the "Add Cloud" icon and add Dropbox to MultCloud.

Add Dropbox
Add Dropbox

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

Step 3. Upload to Dropbox from URL. First of all, you need to open Dropbox and click on the "Remote Upload" icon from the "Upload File" dropdown list. Then, in the pop-up window, paste the URL, and click "Save to Cloud" to complete the task.

Remote Upload
Remote Upload
Remote URL Upload to Dropbox
Remote URL Upload to Dropbox


  • 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 download torrents to Dropbox, just open the folder first and add torrent files. MultCoud will parse data directly.

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, the "Cloud Transfer" feature can help you. For example, you can transfer Google Drive to another or move Dropbox photos to Google Photos without downloading.

  • Cloud Transfer: Seamless cloud migration between different services and accounts, supporting scheduled migration.
  • Team Transfer: Seamless cloud migration between different enterprise storage services, supporting batch migration of sub-accounts.
  • Cloud Sync: Real-time sync of data between different services, supporting 10 sync modes.
  • Cloud Backup: Important data backup between different services, supporting version management and data recovery.
  • Email Migration: Easily save emails to a flash drive or cloud account.

Moreover, the "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.

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