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Does a dual-boot computer count against the device limit?

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Regarding the new device limit policy as of March 2019:

Does a dual-boot computer - e.g., Windows and Linux - count as a single device or as two separate devices?

Do you offer cheaper pricing options to increase the number of devices without increasing storage space?

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Re: Device limit dual boot

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Hi @Tymek, dual boot with two separate OS would be considered as two devices. Unfortunately, there is no such cheaper plan option to just increase the devices limit. 

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I use 3 devices; but one of them, my Mac, has two users

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I understand your new 3 device limit, but one of my devices is a Mac where I go back and forth between two user accounts. Why is dropbox not letting me have access to my dropbox with both accounts on that ONE device?

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Re: I use 3 devices; but one of them, my Mac, has two users

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Hey @frankc23, each profile on a computer is counted as a different device, since you need to link your account on each profile to sync your files.
 
I hope this helps to some extent!

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Re: I use 3 devices; but one of them, my Mac, has two users

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Well, not really, but thanks anyway!

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Re: I use 3 devices; but one of them, my Mac, has two users

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I'm also moving to OneDrive.

I'd prefer to support Dropbox, and I'd gladly pay a *small* amount for more devices with my existing ~3Gb limit - but I'm not paying $10/month for a terabyte of storage that I won't use. :-(

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Re: Does the new limit to three devices include mobile app without complete sync?

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same

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Re: Does the new limit to three devices include mobile app without complete sync?

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I've just realize what has happened. Now I'm moving from Dropbox to OneDrive and GoogleDrive.

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Re: Does the new limit to three devices include mobile app without complete sync?

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 I am teacher. I use folder in clarroom's computers. I am not admistrator. I can't create a folder as a user when I want to use Google drive. When using Dropbox I can create a folder as a user, I do not have to be an administrator.

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Re: Does the new limit to three devices include mobile app without complete sync?

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Hey @karel505, I’m merely re-iterating gregoc & Jay’s messages here, however your sharing ability will not be affected at all by the three device limit if you’re working on a Basic account. 
 
Please do let me know if I’m missing anything or just in case you have any follow-up inquiries & I’ll do my best to check back with you. Thanks! 

 


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