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Why Transfer from Box to Dropbox?

Box and Dropbox are both high-quality storage and file-sharing platforms. When searching on the Internet, a lot of users are in trouble choosing Box or Dropbox for their use.

In most cases, Dropbox is used by family members at home for sharing photos, videos, journey feelings, and so on. And, the majority of Box users are companies who often share internal documents, files, or projects with colleagues. Under such circumstances, one is likely to store personal files on both Box and Dropbox., so it may be necessary to transfer data from Box to Dropbox or vice versa.

What’s more, Dropbox has a slight advantage over Box when it comes to the following aspects.

  Dropbox Box
File Size Limit
  • No limit with Dropbox apps;
  • 10GB with Dropbox website;
  • 250MB for free plan;
  • 5GB for paid plan;
Free Storage Expansion Possible Not possible
Subscription Plans
  • $9.99/month for 1TB;
  • $15/month/user for Business Users;
  • $11.50/month for 100GB;
  • $6/month/user for Business Plans;
  • $17/month/user for Business Plans;

Therefore, some Box users intend to replace it with a Dropbox account. Now, transferring files from Box to Dropbox is necessary, but the question is: how to link Box and Dropbox and move files from Box to Dropbox drive then. Don't worry, and that's what we will discuss next.

Dropbox and Box
Dropbox and Box

How to Link Box and Dropbox in one platform?

To link Box and Dropbox in one platform and realize Box to Dropbox migration, the MultCloud, as a free and reliable cloud file manager tool, can help you a lot.  It is a professional and reliable multiple cloud manager, aiming to help users manage all their cloud drives in one place and realize data transfer, backup and sync without any effort. Before linking Box and Dropbox, you may need to sign up (only email needed) first.


Note: It is advised to delete or remove unnecessary files in Box before transferring if you have Dropbox free version because Dropbox provides only 2GB of free storage. Also, the smaller the files are, the less time they will take up.

First, log into the main console. Click on Add Cloud to add a Box account to MultCloud. Follow the instruction and authorize MultCloud to access your Box account.

Add Box Account
Add Box Account

Second, repeat the above method to add a Dropbox account to MultCloud. Note that Dropbox also has Dropbox for Business version, so be sure you’re adding the right one.

1-Click to Transfer from Box to Dropbox

After adding Box and Dropbox to MultCloud, now you can start Box to Dropbox migration via the "Cloud Transfer" function. And, MultCloud supports "Filter" settings and "Schedule" utility in "Cloud Transfer".

Click on the Cloud Transfer button, select your Box account as the source, select your Dropbox account as the destination, and click on Transfer Now after all settings are done. Of course, you have options to configure email notification, file filter, schedule transfer, etc., with options in the left corner.

Transfer from Box to Dropbox
Transfer from Box to Dropbox


  • If you’re using the Google browser, you can install the specialized extension application that is designed for the Google browser to bring a better experience.
  • You can transfer data from Dropbox to Box by changing the account order at the last step.
  • For company and enterprise users who often transfer large data traffic between clouds, it is suggested to use premium edition because it transfers files through 10 threads on VIP servers.

In addition to "Cloud Transfer", MultCloud also provides "Cloud Sync", "Remote Upload" and other functions. With the help of MultCloud, you can perform copying, pasting, renaming, deleting and other operations like you do the operations in Windows Explorer or Finder in Mac OS X.

Traditional Way to Move Files from Box to Dropbox

If you want to transfer files from Box to Dropbox without any third-party service, you can try the traditional way: download files from Box first, then upload them to Dropbox. This method is more suitable for tranferring a few files.  Below are the steps:

Step 1: Open Box in your web browser and log in.

Step 2:  Select files you want to move to Dropbox, hover over it and you will see three dots. Click this button and select "Download" to start downloading the file to your local computer.

Download from Box
Download From Box

Step 3. Login your Dropbox in preferred browser. Click "Upload files" and then select the file you just downloaded.

Upload to Dropbox
Upload to Dropbox


Following the above two ways, you can transfer from Box to Dropbox. The traditional way requires a stable broadband connection and uninterrupted power supply.  If you transfer large volumes of files from Box to Dropbox, it may get stuck. In contrast, MultCloud is more recommended since it works on data traffic. The transfer process can continue smoothly on the background even if you shut down your computer.

Beside, it supports more than 30 clouds except for Box and Dropbox, so you can easily transfer all Google Drive files from one account to another as well as migrate Dropbox to OneDrive with the help of MultCloud.

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