What is the Difference between Dropbox Personal and Dropbox Business?

To know how to transfer files from personal Dropbox to business Dropbox, you could first know what is Dropbox and the differences between personal one and business one.

Difference between Dropbox Personal and Dropbox Business
Difference between Dropbox Personal and Dropbox Business

Dropbox is a popular cloud storage service. It offers the service of storing, sharing, and syncing files online. Dropbox has more functions like Sign, Backup, and Capture for users to make work easier. Not only personal services but also business services are provided by Dropbox as Dropbox and Dropbox Business. So, what are the differences between Dropbox personal and business? Here this post will list some discrepancies.

Price and Storage

If you are a new personal Dropbox user, you can get 2 GB of free storage. But if 2GB is not adequate to use, you can choose to upgrade to the paid plans. The basic personal paid plan costs $11.99/month for 2 TB of storage. However, there is no free storage for business Dropbox. If you want to use Dropbox Business, you have to purchase the basic Standard plan at least which costs $18/month for 5 TB of storage and can be used by more than 3 users.


Personal Dropbox is mainly used for personal storage and managing personal files. While Dropbox Business is used for organizations, so it centralizes the files together. Dropbox Business builds a closer connection between team members. For example, you can set Lock editing to disallow other members to edit the shared files when you are editing. Also, watermarking can be used to protect files on Dropbox Business, so it has better security.

You can see in the above illustrations that Dropbox personal and business do differ from each other. But how to move files between a team and personal Dropbox account? The next parts will explain in 2 ways.

How to Transfer Files from Personal Dropbox to Business Dropbox via MultCloud

MultCloud serves to manage multiple cloud drives and it collaborates with more than 30 kinds of common cloud drives. You can use MultCloud to move files from personal Dropbox to business Dropbox by Cloud Transfer. In this way, you don’t need to download other apps and all the operations you will do are in one interface. Thus, you can save time and computer storage with this free service. The steps are showed below.

Step 1: Enter the MultCloud website and click “Sign Up Free”.

Step 2: Click “Add Clouds” in the left sidebar and click the icons of Dropbox and Dropbox Business to log in. When you finish logging in to your accounts, Dropbox and Dropbox Business are added to My Cloud Drive.

Add Dropbox and Dropbox Business
Add Dropbox and Dropbox Business

Step 3: Turn to Cloud Transfer and select Dropbox and Dropbox Business in their corresponding boxes. You can also choose to transfer the folders or files under your Dropbox. Then all you have to do is clicking the button “Transfer Now” and the task will be finished soon.

Move Files between Dropbox Personal and Business Online
Move Files between Dropbox Personal and Business Online

Notes: There are some transfer options that you can choose in accordance with your needs.

  • Transfer: You can select the ways to deal with the repeated files. For example, you can choose “Skip the file” to avoid transferring the same file to Dropbox Business.
  • Email: If you tick the box in the Email interface, MultCloud will send you an email when the transfer process is finished.
  • Filter: If there are some files that you don’t want to transfer and they are with the same extensions as mp4, you can use Filter to ignore these files during the transfer process by adding the extensions to the box. The Filter can be also applied to only transferring files with the added extensions.
  • Schedule:  The schedule is divided into Daily, Monthly, and Yearly. Accurate time can be also chosen in this function.  The schedule can be used in transfering, syncing, and backing up between clouds, such as syncing Dropbox with SharePoint.
Cloud Transfer Options
Cloud Transfer Options

How to Transfer Files from Personal Dropbox to Business Dropbox via Dropbox Desktop App

Except for the first solution, you can transfer files via the Dropbox desktop app. However, you need to download it to the local position before you begin to use it which may occupy the storage of your computer. The steps are as follows.

Step 1: Enter the Dropbox website and download the Dropbox app from it.

Step 2: Click the Dropbox icon on your desktop and log in to your personal Dropbox and Dropbox Business accounts. Dropbox will create a  folder for its cloud drive in File Explorer.

Download the Dropbox App
Download the Dropbox App

Step 3: Copy the files that you are willing to transfer from your personal account and paste it to the business account in File Explorer. Finally, all the operations to transfer files between Dropbox personal and business are finished.

Copy a File from Personal Dropbox
Copy a File from Personal Dropbox


After reading this post, you would master 2 solutions on how to transfer files from personal Dropbox to business Dropbox. You can choose your favorite one to try or you can try both of these 2 solutions. Either one is easy to handle.

The first solution is transferring files via MultCloud. This solution is easy to follow and the transfer speed is fast, so you can finish the task within a few minutes. And the second solution is transferring files via the Dropbox desktop app. It requires downloading the app before and the transfer process goes by copying and pasting which is time-consuming and depends much on the network stability.

As you can see, transferring via MultCloud needs you to do fewer things, so the first solution is more recommended. Except for Cloud Transfer, other functions like Cloud Sync, Cloud Backup, and Team Transfer are also helpful. Problems such as syncing multiple Dropbox accounts are no longer difficult to solve. So, maybe you can give MultCloud a chance.

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