Merge Dropbox Business and Normal Accounts and Consolidate Files
Do you have multiple Dropbox accounts? If you’ve got separate personal and a business accounts, chances are that you may find it difficult to access your data. It can also lead to a lot of confusion about the paths of your files.
By maintaining a single account, your data will be readily available at a central place. Not just that, it will become easier to know which offline files are synced and which ones are still pending.
Is it possible to merge Dropbox Business and Dropbox personal accounts?
No, Dropbox does not officially allow merging a personal account with a business account, or vice versa. But don’t be disappointed. We’ve got an alternate way.
Can you merge personal Dropbox accounts?
No, merging two personal Dropbox accounts is also not possible. This is a policy decision that restricts Dropbox personal users. Again, we’ve got this covered as well.
Can you merge two business accounts?
Yes. Dropbox business users can merge two business accounts. This feature is exclusively offered to the business clients only.
Alternative Solution: Transfer Files from Dropbox Business to Personal Account (or Vice Versa)
Since it’s not possible to officially merge a personal and business Dropbox account, you can use a third-party utility MultCloud to transfer files from one account to another. The process is simple and straightforward.
- MultCloud is a Web-based file transfer service. No files need to be downloaded.
- MultCloud offers a free bandwidth quota. You can use it to transfer a limited number of files every month. The quota is reset at the start of a new month, allowing you to transfer new files.
- You can not only transfer files among your Dropbox accounts, but also other cloud storage platforms such as OneDrive, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Box Cloud, SugarSync, FTP, and a dozen others.
- MultCloud offers other useful features like automatic synchronization of your files from one account to another, etc.
- MultCloud adds your cloud accounts using the most secured official method. They use the official APIs provided by the cloud service providers to get permissions to manage your cloud account.
- Sign up on the MultCloud website and get your limited-bandwidth free account.
- Once you’ve signed-in to your new account, you’ll see an interface with multiple tabs. Click on the Cloud Explorer tab.
- Click on the Add Cloud Drives icon at the left-hand side panel.
- Select Dropbox and then click on Next.
- Type a Display Name for your Dropbox personal account.
- Click on the large Add Dropbox Account button.
- Repeat steps # 3-6 to add your Dropbox Business account in a similar manner.
- Once you’re done adding both the accounts, click on the Cloud Explorer tab again.
- Now both the Dropbox and Dropbox Business drives will appear in the left-hand side panel.
- If you wish to transfer files from one account to another, go to the source account. You’ll be able to view all the files and folders in that account similar to Windows Explorer. You can also view the file previews and other metadata such as size occupied, etc.
- To move your files from the source account to the target account, select your files or the top-level folders that you want to transfer. Right-click on your selection and choose Cut.
- Go to the target drive and go to the folder where you want to paste them. Right-click on an empty area and select Paste.
- Once all the files have been transferred, you can delete the source account that you don’t need anymore. To delete your account, sign-in to your account. Click on the profile image > Settings > General. Click on Delete account and confirm the action.
- Your Dropbox account will be permanently deleted within 60-days. You will no longer be able to sign-in to your account after the waiting period ends.
Vikas Medhekar is a technology enthusiast who loves writing articles on computers and technology. He writes on various topics related to software, software reviews, troubleshooting and tips & tricks to make people’s digital lives better.