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Sharing a Family DropBox account with two business account

Sharing a Family DropBox account with two business account

MrNeil
New member | Level 2

My wife and I have have a family dropbox account (Pro) that we share. We also have *different* businesses that have their own dropbox business accounts.

Is there a way to set it up so that on her computer she has her business account and our joint account, while I can keep my business account connected to my personal account on my computer.

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Re: Sharing a Family DropBox account with two business account

Lusil
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Hey @MrNeil
 
Currently, although you’re able to connect a personal (Basic/Plus/Professional) account with a work (Business) account, pairing an already connected account to another one isn’t currently an option. 
 
Finally, I just also wanted to mention that, for security reasons, sharing an account with others is not recommended. You can find more info about this here
 
I hope this helped to some extent!

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Re: Sharing a Family DropBox account with two business account

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hey @MrNeil
 
Currently, although you’re able to connect a personal (Basic/Plus/Professional) account with a work (Business) account, pairing an already connected account to another one isn’t currently an option. 
 
Finally, I just also wanted to mention that, for security reasons, sharing an account with others is not recommended. You can find more info about this here
 
I hope this helped to some extent!

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Re: Sharing a Family DropBox account with two business account

andrewksu
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This is a poor response and a missed opportunity.  WIth Dropbox being so common, this precludes people for using for family uses.  I will likely have to use another service. 

The security comment also misses the point, they are referring to a spouse, with whom a whole life is shared.  Would be great to see another way to do this. 

Re: Sharing a Family DropBox account with two business account

NewBizOwner
Helpful | Level 5

I agree that the Dropbox rep is missing the point and the reality of spouses who work together. My spouse and I own a startup that is probably a year away from becoming profitable and we have to struggle to make ends meet and keep building our company. Dropbox is an important tool for us because we cannot afford our own server, nor can we afford to buy extra external drives to handle our very large files. Once we become profitable, we would, of course, see the wisdom of each having our own paid dropbox account. But in the starting stages where every $120 feels like cutting off another limb, it's TRULY unfortunate that dropbox doesn't understand the need for spouses who are also business partners sharing one upgraded dropbox account so that we CAN become successful and be ABLE to pay for multiple accounts! I mean, if you can't trust your spouse who is also your business partner/company co-owner with the files used by BOTH of you in service of your business dream, then you seriously should not be in business or in a marriage together!

Re: Sharing a Family DropBox account with two business account

dbay100
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Yes, this totally misses that point.  Users have been asking for a Family Plan but Dropbox can't find an innovative way to do that without cannibalizing their business product.

I want my wife and kids (2 in college) to have access to the massive 2TB of data that I now pay for.  But I don't want the kids to have access to my personal finance files, taxes, etc ...   Is that too much to ask for?

For them to have the functionality needed, they would each have to pay for a Dropbox Plus account.  That is too expensive.

 

Re: Sharing a Family DropBox account with two business account

Lusil
Dropboxer

Hey @dbay100

I just wanted to clarify that if you want to share content for others to view without taking up space in their accounts, you can send them a shared link to it.

Additionally, if you want them to upload files to your account without impacting their storage, you can send them a file request

I understand that this doesn't resolve your original concern, but I do hope it helps to some extent. 


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Re: Sharing a Family DropBox account with two business account

TerjePed
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Hi,

I have been researching this issue myself, and came across this thread. 

Unfortunately, I have to agree that this is a major missed opportunity for Dropbox. As a consumer of your service, I would strongly urge you to create a family sharing plan.

Today we use iCloud in the family since it allows us to share the 2TB storage space. However, for organizing folders, syncing, downloading, uploading etc, it is totally inferior to Dropbox. Either way, now we are paying for an inferior service with iCloud that does not meet our needs. 

Would be happy to pay this money to Dropbox if you had a working family plan, which would also make my life easier. 

Now we are looking at using Dropbox for sharing familiy files, iCloud for sharing space with the family, but google or something else for massive file storage online.

What a mess...!

 

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