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Transfer from Business to Personal account

Hello there—

 

I transferred a large amount of documents from my old HackPad to Dropbox paper. Following the instructions, I thought it was necessary to set up a business account to do so — but many of the documents were actually personal.

 

How can I transfer documents from my business Dropbox Paper account to my personal?

 

Thanks!

Andy

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Re: Transfer from Business to Personal account


amdayton wrote:

Hello there—

 

I transferred a large amount of documents from my old HackPad to Dropbox paper. Following the instructions, I thought it was necessary to set up a business account to do so — but many of the documents were actually personal.

 

How can I transfer documents from my business Dropbox Paper account to my personal?

 

Thanks!

Andy


It looks like  you got no replies. I have a similar issue. I want to transfer files from my personal account to my business account, and  I use different email addresses for them.

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Re: Transfer from Business to Personal account


pmerv wrote:

I want to transfer files from my personal account to my business account, and  I use different email addresses for them.


Create a shared folder between the two accounts, and move the files into from the personal account. Then on the business account, move them out of the shared folder to a new location. They'll be removed from the shared folder, and the personal account.


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Re: Transfer from Business to Personal account

I don't know how to create a shared folder "between the two accounts." I do know how to share folders with individuals. I don't want to just give individuals access to the folders. I want to allow whoever is a member of the business dropbox at the time to have access to the folders. That list may change. I belong to the business dropbox account with a different email address from my personal account.

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Re: Transfer from Business to Personal account

@pmervine - do you mean you want to give people in the Business account access to folders within a personal one? If so the only way to do that is via a shared folder between the individuals. It isnt possible to do it between accounts.

If you mean you want to just share different things within the Business account have you looked at Teams? https://www.dropbox.com/help/business/free-teams-overview

 


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Re: Transfer from Business to Personal account

Mark, thanks for trying to help me.

I uploaded a lot of business files to my personal account before we had a business Dropbox. Now we do and I'd like to transfer all those folders over. Our business pays for a business account, but when I tried to upload the second folder by the means I had discovered of sharing it with my other email address, I got a notice that I had almost run out of space on my personal basic account. So I'm looking for a more efficient way to transfer everything, as there is quite a lot. Maybe I should sign up for a monthlong trial and do it that way?

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Re: Transfer from Business to Personal account

I will try the team approach meanwhile.

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Re: Transfer from Business to Personal account

Hi pmervine - just do what was originally suggested.

Create a Shared Folder between the two accounts as that'll transfer the data quickest. It doesnt matter that you are the same person on both accounts.

 


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Re: Transfer from Business to Personal account

Create a Shared Folder

Does this mean open the folder with one account and share with the email I use for the other account?

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Re: Transfer from Business to Personal account

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So open the folder in the Personal account and share it to the work one.

 


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