Merging Two Dropbox Accounts: A Step-by-Step Guide

Merging Two Dropbox Accounts: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hey there! Ever wondered how to combine two Dropbox accounts into one? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this guide, I’m going to walk you through the process, and trust me, it’s easier than you might think.

Now, let’s get started. The first thing you need to do is ensure that both Dropbox accounts are linked to the same email address. If they’re not, don’t worry! I’ll show you how to change that later on.

Once you have both accounts connected to the same email, open up your web browser and go to the Dropbox website. Log in to one of your accounts and make sure you have all the files you want to keep in that account. Take your time to organize everything just the way you like it.

Next, open up a new tab and log in to your other Dropbox account. Repeat the process of organizing your files, making sure to exclude any duplicates that might already exist in your first account.

Now comes the fun part! Go back to the first account, click on your profile picture, and select “Settings” from the drop-down menu. Scroll down until you see the “Account” section, and click on “Connected apps.”

Under the “Apps linked” section, you’ll find an option to “Unlink” your account from Dropbox. Don’t worry, this will only disconnect the account from the current email, not delete any files. Once you’ve unlinked the account, log out.

After logging out, sign in to your second Dropbox account in the same web browser. Go to the “Settings” page, just like before, and this time click on “Connect a personal account.”

A new page will open, prompting you to enter the email address you want to connect with your second account. Type in the email address associated with your first account, and click “Connect.” Dropbox will send a verification email to that address.

Switch back to your first account and open the verification email. Click on the link provided, and congratulations! Your two Dropbox accounts are now merged into one.

Take a moment to double-check everything. All your files should be present, nicely organized and ready to go. You did it! Give yourself a pat on the back.

Remember, if at any point you want to unlink your accounts or make changes, simply follow the steps we went through earlier. It’s a piece of cake.

So, there you have it, a simple yet effective way to merge your Dropbox accounts. Hopefully, this guide has been helpful to you. Now you can enjoy the convenience of having all your files in one place. Happy merging!

How to Merge Two Dropbox Accounts

So you’re looking to simplify your file management, get more storage space, or improve collaboration with your remote team members, huh? Well, merging your two Dropbox accounts is the way to go! But hold up, you might be wondering, is it even possible to merge two Dropbox accounts? And can I combine them to increase my storage space? Don’t you worry, because I’ve got all the answers for you right here.

How to Merge Two Dropbox Personal Accounts

Now, here’s the thing – there’s no official way to merge two Dropbox accounts. But fear not! There’s a nifty little workaround that can do the trick for you.

Advanced Settings Dropbox Folder Location

  1. To download all your files on your PC, use the Dropbox desktop app.
  2. Don’t worry, uninstalling the Dropbox app on your computer won’t delete your account or remove its folder from your hard drive.
  3. Reinstall Dropbox.
  4. Sign in with your new account.
  5. During the setup, under Advanced settings, select the old Dropbox folder location.
  6. Wait for the sync to complete, and the files from your previous Dropbox account will be merged with the new one.

If your folder names are the same, Dropbox may warn you about conflicts. But it’s okay, just go ahead with the same location. Remember, changing the Dropbox folder location on your Mac or Windows won’t work with this method.

How to Transfer Files From One Dropbox Account to Another

If you only want to move a few files or folders from one Dropbox account to another, follow these steps:

  1. In your first account, create a new Shared folder by clicking the Shared tab from the left panel.
  2. Move all your files into this shared folder.
  3. Invite your second account to the shared folder.
  4. Using Add to Dropbox, copy all the files into your second account.

Dropbox will notify you when someone joins a shared folder. This way, you can make sure no one else is abusing the shared folder rights.

How to Transfer Files Between a Dropbox Team and a Personal Account

To move files between your team (or Business) account and personal account, you need to log into both accounts and drop files from one account to another. In other words, you’ll need to connect both your Teams and Personal Dropbox accounts.

Follow these steps:

Add team Account in Dropbox

  1. To link your Dropbox accounts, right-click on the Dropbox icon on the Menu bar or system tray.
  2. Then, click on your Profile icon and select Preferences.
  3. In the Preferences menu, switch to the Accounts tab.
  4. Click the Add team account or Add personal account button to connect your accounts.
  5. Enter your second account’s username and password, and let it sync.

Once linked, Dropbox will create two folders—Personal and Team. Make sure to download all the files for both accounts, select the files you want to move, and drop them into the other folder.

How to Merge Two Dropbox Teams Accounts

Before we dive into merging two Dropbox team accounts, here are the requirements you need to meet:

  • The primary team must have enough open licenses for the secondary team’s users.
  • The primary team must have enough free space for the secondary team’s data.
  • Both teams need to have Dropbox Paper enabled to continue using it after the merger.
  • If the secondary team has enabled team selective sync, the primary team must also enable it.

Additionally, certain data from the secondary team will not be transferred to the primary team. This includes Deleted team member accounts (suspended accounts will be transferred), Activity logs, Team API apps, Invoices, and receipts.

Now, follow these steps to merge the two Dropbox team accounts:

  1. Go to Dropbox.com.
  2. Log into your account using your admin credentials.
  3. Click on Admin Console on the left side.
  4. Select Settings.
    Dropbox Admin Panel Settings
  5. Choose Trusted teams.
  6. Click the Add a trusted team button.
    Add Trusted Team Dropbox
  7. You have two options: Merge into a primary team or Request a secondary team merge.
  8. If you select merge into a primary team, tick the T&C checkbox and click Send request. If you choose to request a secondary team merge, select Copy link.
  9. Paste the link in an email and send it to the email address of the secondary team’s admin.

Congratulations! You have successfully merged the primary and secondary team accounts.

Note that the merge may take up to 72 hours to complete.

Admins of both team accounts will be notified and receive an email confirming the successful merge. Secondary team members will also receive an email confirming they’re now on a new team.

Merge Your Dropbox Accounts to Maximize Their Potential

There you have it! Now you know how to merge two Dropbox accounts, whether they’re team (or Business) or personal accounts. This guide also includes quick steps for transferring files between your team and personal accounts. Once you’ve moved your files, you may consider canceling your Dropbox subscription.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I switch between linked Dropbox accounts?

A: If your accounts are linked, you can easily access the second account by clicking on the Profile icon and selecting it. Otherwise, you can use File Explorer to navigate to the individual folder and access any file.

Q: Can I use two Dropbox accounts on the same device?

A: You can use two Dropbox accounts on the same device by linking the accounts through the Dropbox app. However, keep in mind that the accounts cannot be the same type. So you cannot link two personal accounts, but you can link a Personal and Teams account.

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