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How to Upload URL to Dropbox

Directly upload url to Dropbox, is it possible? This article will show you the best free and easy way to do this via a third-party web app- MultCloud.

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Jan 8, 2019 | 4 mins read

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Doris Lea

Senior Editor at multcloud.com. She covers backup & restore, cloud files transfer and news for AOMEI.

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In this article, you will get an idea on how easily web files can be uploaded to Dropbox using direct link with free cloud explorer - MultCloud.

Why need upload url file to Dropbox?

URL upload to Dropbox means the ability to drop a file directly from a public file server to Dropbox cloud storage folder. Come across resources like PDF reports, ebooks, tutorials videos, or recipes from website that you'd like to store in your Dropbox for future reference? Upload the file via url and it will be in your Dropbox when you're ready.

Remote url upload would eliminate the need to download the file locally and then upload the file to cloud. This would help great for users with slow upload speeds or bandwidth caps. This would often used in files transferring between cloud services with share links. For example, one of your friend shares a video stored in his Google Drive to you with a URL link, and you want to save the video to your Dropbox account, then you can directly remote URL upload to Dropbox without needing download the file locally first.

How to Upload URL to Dropbox?

Dropbox.com enables users to add a URL to their Dropbox account, so that to save websites to visit later. To add a url, you only need drag and drop the URL into a browser window where you’re already signed in to your Dropbox account. When you first save a URL file to your Dropbox account, the file is named based on the URL domain (e.g.multcloud.com). Like any other file in your Dropbox, you can rename URL files later. After you add a URL, you can open it from dropbox.com or the Dropbox folder on your computer (after the URL file syncs).


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Add URL to Dropbox

But this is not enough for users who need drop a file directly from a url to Dropbox cloud storage folder. Luckily, there is a dead easy way to upload files to Dropbox or any other of your cloud storage account via url with a third-party free web app - MultCloud.

Upload URL to Dropbox Free with MultCloud

The following is step by step guide.

Step 1. Create a MultCloud account free and log in.


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Sign Up MultCloud

Step 2. In its main console, click “Add Cloud Drives” in the top menu and select “Dropbox” from the right cloud drive list, and then click “Next”.


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Add Dropbox

Step 3. Input a display name for the account and click “Add Dropbox Account”. It will lead you to log in your Dropbox account and ask for your permission to let MultCloud get access to your Dropbox account, just follow the guidance to finish cloud account adding.


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Edit Display Name

Step 4. Now you can view your Dropbox in MultCloud. Choose it and then click on “Upload” button on the upper left, click “Upload URL” in the pop up window.


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Remote URL upload to Dropbox

Step 5. In the next pop up small window, paste the URL link of the file you need to upload into the first column and specify the file name of your own in the second column. Then click “OK”. Make sure the extension name of the file name be same with its original form, or the file may not be opened properly after upload.


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Add URL Link

That’s all about upload url to Dropbox - you don’t need to do anything more. As soon as the file is uploaded, it will be synced across all the versions of Dropbox you use – e.g. web platform and the mobile apps you use as well. To make sure the file is successfully uploaded, you can check Dropbox in MultCloud or Dropbox in website to see whether the file is there or not. Here you can see the pdf file is in Dropbox.


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Check Dropbox File

Last Words

MultCloud offers the best free and easy way for any cloud storage with remote url upload, besides Dropbox, also support Google Drive, Flickr, Google Photos, Amazon Cloud Drive, OneDrive for Business, G Suite, FTP, Box, MySQL, MEGA , SugarSync etc.

Other than this, MultCloud enable users to transfer/migrate/move/copy files from one cloud to another, like copy files from Dropbox to Google Drive, transfer files from Baidu to Google Drive; synchronize files/folders between different cloud drives or different accounts within same cloud like sync Google Drive with OneDrive free, sync two Dropbox accounts etc. In one word, you can rely on MultCloud for all your cloud storage management needs.

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