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[Two Ways] How To Transfer Files Between Dropbox Accounts?

Here in this post, you will find two solutions for moving files between Dropbox accounts. You can select the one you are interested in so you can start the operation.

About Dropbox

Dropbox is an online cloud storage service. It is great for syncing files to your desktop or mobile devices. According to survey, some people have both a business and a personal Dropbox account or even more. However, if they ever need to move files from one Dropbox to another, then there was no easy way using two Dropbox accounts simultaneously. The obvious problem is that Dropbox did not support multiple accounts on one computer. That's a pain since they would have to switch profiles all the time and double-configure some of common apps. If they use the Dropbox website, they still have to download to local drive and re-upload the files manually or transfer by sharing file. So is there any way that can resolve this problem without downloading and uploading? Following below parts to find the solutions.

Traditional Way: Copy Files between Dropbox Accounts through "Shared Folder"

The easiest way to transfer files between Dropbox accounts is using the "Shared Folder".

Step 1. Sign in your account that you want to move files from it to your another account.
Step 2. Create a shared folder and add your another account as the recipient.
Step 3. Drag and drop files you want to transfer to this shared folder.
Step 4. Log in your second Dropbox account in incognito mode.
Step 5. Click "Shared" tab and you will find that shared folder.

Step 6. Click "Add" icon and add it to your another Dropbox account.


Add Shared Folder to Dropbox
Add Shared Folder to Dropbox

Step 7. Refresh the page and you will find that folder located under "My Files" in your second account.

Notes:

  • If you already have one shared folder and you want to access it using your another account, you need to pay attention that transferring files to new shared folder will cause you leaving the shared versions of your folders.
  • As long as files are moved out of the shared folder, they are no longer accessible from the Dropbox of your another account.

Now there is a popular way that can help you transfer from Dropbox to another based on the web. MultCloud is an FREE online tool that allows users to connect Dropbox accounts together and transfer files from one to another. Next, let's show how it works.

Transfer Files Between Dropbox Accounts with MultCloud

Step 1: Creating and Adding Account

Since you have two Dropbox accounts already, you need to create a MultCloud account.


Sign Up
Sign Up

You need to activate your MultCloud account first. After that, please log in MultCloud. The first step is about how to add dropbox to MultCloud. Select Dropbox and click "Next" to continue.


Add Dropbox Cloud
Add Dropbox Cloud

Here, we type "Display Name" as "Dropbox1". Then type another Dropbox "Display Name" as "Dropbox2". Display name is done, click "add Dropbox Account" to finish adding the first one Dropbox.


Add Dropbox Account
Add Dropbox Account

Once this is completed, all files in your Dropbox will be shown on the next browser window. The following picture you see is that two Dropbox accounts are added successfully to MultCloud.


Two Dropbox Accounts Have Been Added to MultCloud
Two Dropbox Accounts Have Been Added to MultCloud

Step 2: Transfer Files between Dropbox Accounts with Three Solutions

After you have selected the file or folder to be moved, you will have three methods, you will find three solutions below to guide you to copy from Dropbox to another.

Way 1: Dragging Files to Transfer: Select target folder from Dropbox2 and dragging it to Dropbox1 by holding left mouse button like in Windows.


Dragging File
Dragging File

Way 2: "Copy and Paste": Copy target file in Dropbox1 and paste it in Dropbox2 like in Windows.


Copy or Copy to
Copy or Copy to

Paste
Paste

Way 3: "Copy to": When you selected "Copy to", you can set in the pop-up window, "Move" box is an optional, if you check it, the file will be removed in Dropbox1 after you click "Transfer" button.


Copy to Operation
Copy to Operation

Conclusion

Following any way from above solutions, you can transfer files between Dropbox accounts easily. Besides Dropbox, MultCloud also supports managing and moving files for other famous cloud drives such as Google Drive, Box, Amazon S3, SugarSync, FTP, WevDav,OneDrive, etc and it is totally free. You can also preview files (jpg, gif, png, pdf, xls, doc) in MultCloud before transferring. Currently, MultCloud has "Cloud Transfer" and "Cloud Sync"features. If you want to transfer all files from one Google Drive to another, you can make full use of "Cloud Transfer". For "Cloud Sync", it can help you back up or sync files from one cloud to other clouds. You can sync photos between onedrive and google photos with the help of it.

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Multcloud Key Features

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

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