Can I Merge Dropbox Accounts?
User Case: “I created a Dropbox account and saved some data. After a few months, I lost the email associated with that Dropbox account. Then I created a new Dropbox account” Jeffery Cody said, “I, in general, only use the new account. Is there a way to combine my two cloud drive accounts?”
Many users have two Dropbox accounts like Jeffery to save different data. We all know that the free storage of Dropbox is too small to store much data, thus you have to upgrade one account to the Pro version if you insist on using Dropbox as the cloud storage tool.
With enough space in one account, you can transfer files from one Dropbox account to another. And, if you want to use two or more Dropbox accounts, you also can link two Dropbox accounts together.
How to Merge Two Dropbox Accounts?
As you already know, Dropbox does not support two different accounts on a single desktop, making it nearly impossible to merge Dropbox accounts. Here in this article, you will find 3 free ways to help connect and merge Dropbox accounts on a single device.
Solution 1. Combine Dropbox Accounts through Local Computer
This way will spend more energy and time. If you want an easier way, you can scroll down to the last section. You probably have installed the Dropbox app and synced one of your Dropbox accounts to your local computer. Suppose the account you have synced to your computer is account X, and the other is account Y, then you should transfer data from account X to Y:
Step 1. Log off account X from your computer.
Step 2. Sign in with account Y.
Step 3. Locate the Dropbox folder of the X account, which should be named Dropbox (old).
Step 4. Copy everything in the Dropbox(old) folder to the new Dropbox folder
Wait for the Dropbox desktop app to complete the sync and the account merging is done. If you want to transfer data from account Y to X, you can just download all the content online from account Y to your Dropbox folder on your computer.
Solution 2. Merge Two Dropbox Accounts with "Share"
In addition to the above methods, we can also choose the sharing function in Dropbox to indirectly realize the combination of two accounts.
Step 1. Enter the Dropbox account that contains the data you are considering moving from.
Step 2. After logging in, create a shared folder and move the data need to connect to the shared folder.
Step 3. Share the folder to another Dropbox account and grant the edit permission.
Step 4. Enter the second account and find the shared folder in the "Shared" tab. At this point, you can obtain this data at any time.
Compared to the first method, this method is smarter but has some disadvantages.
- Can't connect everything automatically: Users need to drag and drop content that needs to be shared into the shared folder at any time, which tends to waste a lot of time.
- Connection requires regular maintenance: Users need to regularly check whether the shared content is normally shared to another account. If the shared content is undoubtedly deleted, it is difficult for the user to find and recover.
Solution 3. Merge Two Dropbox Accounts with MultCloud
If you want to connect two Dropbox accounts for a long time and edit files in them easily, you can use a FREE web-based cloud to cloud transfer service, Multcloud, to help merge multiple Dropbox accounts in one place with one account. All you need to do is add your Dropbox accounts into Multcloud so it can help put multiple accounts together.
MultCloud, as a cloud file transfer tool, can not only help manage multiple cloud drives in one place; but also supports transferring, backing up, or syncing files from one account to others instead of using the downloading and re-uploading way. Let's see how it helps merge two Dropbox accounts.
Step 1. Create one MultCloud account.
Step 2. Click “Add Cloud” and select Dropbox to add. You can use the same way to add another Dropbox account to MultCloud.
- To distinguish from one Dropbox account to another, when adding the first Dropbox account, you can name it Dropbox 1.
- MultCloud has no limit to the number of cloud drives to add. If there are several Dropbox accounts to add, you can add them all to MultCloud to easily manage multiple cloud storage accounts.
Step 3. As you can see it's very easy to merge two Dropbox accounts with the help of MultCloud. Since they are linked together, you can do many operations including "Upload", "Download", "Move", "Cut", "Share", etc.
If you want to migrate from one Dropbox to another account, you could use “Cloud Transfer". You should click the “Cloud Transfer" button, then choose Dropbox 1 as the source, select Dropbox 2 as the destination, tap on "Cloud Transfer" and wait for the process to complete.
- You do not need to keep the window open and wait for the process to complete because MultCloud can run your task in the background.
- If you want to keep the transfer task run in schedule, you can also set up a time in "Schedule" to run this task automatically.
- "Cloud Transfer" supports transferring files from multiple cloud drives to one cloud drive, you just need to check the box in front of the cloud drive.
As you can see, no matter which way above you use, it can help merge two Dropbox accounts with ease. If the last solution is your favorite, you may find it has many useful features like "Team Transfer", "Cloud Sync", "Cloud Backup" and "Remote Upload".
- "Team Transfer" can help transfer multiple business accounts from one cloud platform to another (Google Workspace, OneDrive for Business, Dropbox Business, Box for Business) without switching accounts.
- "Cloud Sync" can help sync files between different cloud drives in real-time, such as syncing Amazon S3 to Google Drive.
- "Cloud Backup" can help back up pictures, movies, or audios to clouds, and can restore files to the previous version.
- "Remote Upload" can assist you to download URLs, torrent files or magnet links to clouds, so you can easily save files in the cloud without parsing tools.