Preparations before transferring files from Dropbox to Box

Both Dropbox and Box are cloud storage services. Usually, Dropbox is used for personal file storage of non-organization and offers 2GB free storage space, while Box is designed for business and IT users with 10GB free and encrypted storage space. When you transfer files from Dropbox to Box, you should do some preparations.

Firstly, make a decision of what you want to keep. Sometimes, it’s wiser to migrate currently relevant files than to transfer everything. In addition, consider what you need to have offline and make sure you access them while being offline for a long term. Then, you can choose how to transfer your files from Dropbox to Box. Here we recommend you MultCloud.

Secondly, before actually transferring files from Dropbox to Box, it’s better to think over which method you want to use to get your files organized in Box. You can set up another well-organized and conductive folder structure in Box for your work flow and then transfer files to the established folders, or you can reallocate your files into their respective folders after transferring them into a temporary folder in Box (this is recommended while transferring entire folders rather individual files).

Now, you can start the job, and we’ll show you how to achieve this with MultCloud.

Steps of transferring files from Dropbox to Box

Unlike many manual moving, MultCloud allows you to automatically transfer up to 10TB of files from Dropbox to Box at no charge. In addition, you don’t need to download content from Dropbox and then upload to Box, all works are done in the browser with MultCloud.

Step 1: Visit MultCloud and create a free account with “Sign up”. You need to enter your preferred email, username and password, then click the "Create Account" button. Or you can “Experiencing without signing up”.

MultCloud Sign Up
MultCloud Sign Up

Step 2: After you have activated your account from your email, please sign in. In next Window, click “Add Cloud Drives” to select Dropbox and click “Next” to go to the next step.

MultCloud add cloud drive
MultCloud Add Cloud Drive

Authorize your Dropbox account by clicking the “Add Dropbox Account” button. Follow the instructions to grant MultCloud access to the account you are connecting to. Then add Box account in the same way.

MultCloud add drive account
MultCloud Add Drive Account

Step 3: After you have finished Box and Dropbox integration, you can start the transferring task. Manage files in Dropbox. Operation options can be found from context menu. Check the files you want to transfer, and then select “Copy” & “Paste” or move by dragging & dropping.

MultCloud manage files
MultCloud Manage Files

Tips: If there are too many data, transfer several times is better. Switch to transfer panel, then commit schedule transfer please.

MultCloud transfer files
MultCloud Transfer Files

MultCloud now has a Google Chrome app. If you use Google Chrome browser, we highly suggest you install this extension. You can add this extension from here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/transfer-to-google-drived/dhkemmehlndncfkilljmpeacciajkfag.

*Update: A good news is that MultCloud added Cloud Sync service now. You can enjoy eight sync ways.


Multcloud Key Features

  • Cloud Transfer

    Transfer files in cloud drives, FTP and WebDav for easily file management and information delivery.

  • Cloud Sync

    Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Cloud Explorer

    Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.