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Re: Only 3 Iphone or Imac allowed

Helpful | Level 5

I wanted to use my Dropbox Apps as I used to with all my devices without going to the web site.

 

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Re: Bye!

New member | Level 2

Pretty sure this is what Dropbox wanted, but I too have just completed my migration from long-term free (12.5 GB!) Dropbox usage to Office 365 - which can often be had for £40 a year for a family (6 user pack) in the UK.

Thanks for ten years file sync or so, Dropbox!

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Re: March 2019 device limit policy

New member | Level 2

So basically no matter how many previously linked devices you had they'll stay linked into the future but as soon as you want to add a new device you need to unlink all but two (plus the new device) and then from that point on you would only have 3 devices linked (all previously linked devices that were unlinked to add the new device would now have to be unlinked)?

 

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Re: March 2019 device limit policy

Helpful | Level 6

Correct, unless you pay well above market rate for cloud storage

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Re: March 2019 device limit policy

Star Collaborator | Level 19

Hi @lowryda34,

Unfortunately yes. tired face

Only way partially workaround, if you only need to replace one old computer and set up new one, is copy authorization info to the new computer (it's easier when setup is same - OS, user name and so on).

Hope this gives some idea.

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Re: policy

Helpful | Level 5

You are absolutely right. Migration is the way to go.

I had 5 devices and one morning DB tell me to disconnect 2 of the 5. 

I am testion Google Drive and it is working fine so far.  Too bad, I promoted DB to all my friends and they are also sad about this policy.

I want my 2 old devices back please.

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Re: policy

New member | Level 2

52 Pages and lots and lots of comments....OK so sounds like its true you guys are not interested in the small users who are willing to pay a nominal amount instead of free. Sorry to see you guys go under, bye!

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Re: March 2019 device limit policy

Helpful | Level 6

No, that woild be fair. But even if for any (e.g. technical) reason one must reinstall it on any of the already linked devices it is considered as installation on a "new" device. So to be ready one should as soon as possible migrate to avoid serious problem when **bleep** happen. Don't wait, don't hesitate, migrate NOW!. Which is actually what they want - what for keeping users who don't pay?

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Re: March 2019 device limit policy

Helpful | Level 5

@jega: "Which is actually what they want - what for keeping users who don't pay?"

I think you are wrong there. There is great value in a large user base for a number of reasons, so if enough people drop dropbox (excuse the pun) they will definitely be unhappy. But obviously they are prepared to lose a few, otherwise they would not have made this abrupt but silent policy change that have pissed so many of us off — and will anger many more to come, given the unwelcome surprise that will meet them after coming home with a brand new device. They MUST have realised that it would be unpopular (hence the drive to use the stick must have been strong for some reason). I just hope they underestimated how unpopular it would be, and realise their mistake through people voting with their feet as well as raising their voices (as we do here). But alas, if enough people upgrade, they will probably consider it a success and accept that some (“those darn cheapskates that we cannot make money on anyway…”) move away.

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Re: March 2019 device limit policy

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Interesting read:  https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/11/07/dropbox-dbx-earnings-q3-2019.html


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