Why Upload to Google Drive from URL?

Google Drive is one of the most famous cloud backup service worldwide. If you share a file in Google Drive, users will be taken to a Google page where they have to download the file first. In addition, they may encounter cases where the server speed is quite slow and need to download from a faster server. In this situation, uploading the URL of the file to Google Drive can solve the problem. But how to perform the task?

Fortunately, the mentioned problem can be solved by MultCloud to upload files to Google Drive using URL, so that users can access the content without switching to Google Drive. Not only MultCloud supports this but MultCloud also supports integrating multiple cloud storage drives, for example, manage multiple OneDrive Accounts on same PC. In this way, you can easily sync, transfer, rename, delete, copy files among cloud drives. And there is also another way that can help you. Now let’s have a closer look at these solutions one by one.

How to Upload to Google Drive from URL?

Solution 1. Upload File to Google Drive from URL via MultCloud

MultCloud is a free and web-based multiple cloud storage manager, supporting Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, MEGA, pCloud and other mainstream clouds. With its “Cloud Explorer” feature, you can realize remote upload and the part below will show you how to upload files to Google Drive via URL.

Step 1. Visit MultCloud: https://www.multcloud.com and create a free account or get a temp account by clicking on “Experience without signing up”.

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Step 2. In the next Window, click “Add Clouds” to add your Google Drive and click “Next” to continue.

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Add Google Drive to MultCloud

Then authorize your Google Drive account by clicking the “Add Google Drive Account” button. Follow the instructions to grant MultCloud access to the account you are connecting to.

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Grant Google Drive

Step 3. After adding your Google Drive to MultCloud, you can choose “ Google Drive” on the left drive list. Open it and click “Upload” button.

Step 4. Upload File to Google Drive from URL through "Add URL". In next window, click “Add URL” to paste the file link you want to upload and name it. Click on the "Ok" button and the process of uploading URL will be completed quickly.

Upload to Google Drive from URL
Google Drive Upload URL

Note: The form of the extension name of the file must be the same as the original form, or the file will fail to be opened properly.

Solution 2. Upload Files to Google Drive from URL with an Extension Tool

There is also another way that can help you. Once you have installed the Chrome extension-Copy URL to Google Drive, you can upload to Google Drive via URL. But it’s not an option of directly uploading any stuff to Google Drive because it’s only for pages. There are detailed steps.

Step 1: Go to the website of Copy URL to Google Drive.
Step 2: Paste the link, select the target folder you want to save to and click on “Save, Copy to Google Drive”.

Upload URL to Google Drive
Upload URL to Google Drive

Step 3: Click on “Save to Google Drive” button in the new window to complete the task.

Save URL to Google Drive
Save URL to Google Drive


As you can see, any way above can help upload to Google Drive from URL directly. If MultCloud is your choice, you may find MultCloud “Cloud Explorer” feature not only can help you upload to Google Drive through URL as mentioned above, but also can perform safe file sharing, copy files to multiple folders,etc.

Moreover, as a professional multiple cloud manager, MultCloud can also help you effortlessly transfer and sync between clouds with “Cloud Transfer” and “Cloud Sync” functions. So, if necessary, you can quickly migrate Flickr to Google Photos, sync multiple Google Drive accounts or transfer MEGA to Google Drive.

What's more, MultCloud has a Google Chrome app. If you are a user of Google Chrome browser, we highly suggest you install this extension, please visit this tutorial: MultCloud Google Chrome App Extension to learn how to use MultCloud.

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