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One computer, multiple local users

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I have a DropBox basic account for many years. I recently had to re-install/upgrade the OS on my home computer. This computer is used by me and my wife. We each have a local account on the computer along with an administrator level account used to setup and install programs.

 

The issue I am running into is that even through it is just one device, DropBox is considering each local user to be a device! Any ideas? All users use the same Dropbox folder.

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Re: One computer, multiple local users

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Super User II

@dschlic1 wrote:

The issue I am running into is that even through it is just one device, DropBox is considering each local user to be a device! Any ideas? All users use the same Dropbox folder.


Think of it more like installations, rather than devices. If you sync the same Dropbox account to more than one local user account, it's considered multiple devices. You might consider separate Dropbox accounts as well, and share a folder between then for any files that both you and your wife need access to.

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Re: One computer, multiple local users

Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @dschlic1,

Yes, the statement that limitation is for 3 device is a mistake (not to say a lie). Actually, limitation is for 3 connections, doesn't matter on same or on different devices. When you run Dropbox application on different contexts (local accounts), everyone context make its own connection. That's where your problem comes from. There is not one solution suitable for all possible cases (Dropbox just tries force you pay, that's it). You can use just one local account to access your Dropbox account or use different Dropbox account for every one local account, if total connections number exceeds 3 and share needed content.

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