When do you need to merge two Dropbox accounts?
“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. The free storage of Dropbox is too small, and then you want to upgrade one account to Pro version. With enough space in one account, you can transfer files to another Dropbox account.
Manually merge files of two Dropbox accounts
This way will take a lot more effort and time. If you want an easier way, you can scroll down to the next section. You probably have installed the Dropbox app and synchronized one of your Dropbox account’s to your local computer. Assume that account your already sync to your computer is account X, and the other is account Y.
Transfer data from account X to Y:
1. Log off account X from your computer.
2. Sign in with account Y.
3. Locate the Dropbox folder of the X account, which should be named Dropbox (old).
4. Copy everything in the Dropbox(old) folder to the new Dropbox folder.
Wait the Dropbox desktop app to complete the sync and the account merge 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.
Automatic way to combine two Dropbox accounts
You do not need to actually go through all that. You can use a free web app Multcloud that allows you merge multiple Dropbox accounts into one. All you need to do is add your Dropbox accounts into Multcloud and then sync one Dropbox account to another. Let’s break it down step by step:
1. Go to Multcloud.com and then create a new account.
2. Click “Add Cloud Drive” to add both of your Dropbox accounts. You can also use multiple Dropbox accounts in Multcloud instead of two if you like.
3. Click “Cloud Sync”.
4. Click on the left box to select one Dropbox account as source and then click on the right box to select the other account as destination. You can also specify any folder in your Dropbox account as source or destination.
5. Click “Sync Now” to start the sync.
That is it. You do not need to keep the window open and wait the process to complete. You can just close the window and the sync will also be complete. If you want to keep using two Dropbox accounts, you can also set up a schedule to run this sync task automatically.
As you can see from the screenshot, Multcloud also allows you to add other cloud drives like Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon Drive, etc. You can also transfer data from Dropbox to Google Drive. If you need to transfer files across different cloud drives, you can simply drag and drop the file.
In conclusion, Multcloud allows you to merge two Dropbox accounts in a much easier way compared to the manual solution. You do not need to log on and log off or download anything to your computer.