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How can I transfer files from one Dropbox account to another using a web browser?

How can I transfer files from one Dropbox account to another using a web browser?

DraskoA
New member | Level 2

Hi,

 

I would like to know if there is a way to transfer files from one dropbox to another online, without syncing it to the local PC. I don't have the space to do it locally. So is there any way it can be done online?

Files size is total of: 400 GB

 

Thanks!

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Re: Transferring files from one dropbox to another online

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Hello @DraskoA 

 

Yes you can! The easiest way to move files between accounts is through a shared folder. Just follow the below steps to do so:

 

From your first account...

  1. Sign in to the account that has the files you'd like to move.
  2. Create a shared folder and invite your second account.
  3. Manually move files by dragging and dropping them into your newly created shared folder.
  4. Sign out of this account.

From your second account...

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com using the email address for your second account.
  2. Click Shared in the left sidebar. 
  3. Hover over the folder you just shared and click Add. 
  4. Click All files in the left sidebar.
  5. Locate the shared folder you just added. You can now move the files from that folder to other places in your Dropbox account.

Once the files are moved out of the shared folder, they are no longer accessible from the first account. I hope this helps!

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Re: Transferring files from one dropbox to another online

DraskoA
New member | Level 2

Hi, thank you for that information! Is there no other way?

 

Also do I need to have space of 400GB on the second account available, so I can share and drag and drop them to that second account?

Re: Transferring files from one dropbox to another online

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Hello again @DraskoA 

 


@DraskoA wrote:

Is there no other way?


You can download the files from the first account and upload them to the second account, but that process is time consuming.

 


@DraskoA wrote:

Also do I need to have space of 400GB on the second account available, so I can share and drag and drop them to that second account?


Yes, If you are transfering 400GB of storage to the second account, you will need 400GB of storage on the second account. 

 

I hope this helps!

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Re: Transferring files from one dropbox to another online

ITConsultingAfrica
Collaborator | Level 10

Hi

 

I used Mover.io to move 600GB last week from Google Drive to OneDrive. It can be used with Dropbox too, and is free. 

Not sure if this is still relevant, but you can give it a try: https://mover.io/guides/migrating-dropbox-to-dropbox/

 

Regards

 

Casper

Re: Transferring files from one dropbox to another online

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Hello @ITConsultingAfrica & @DraskoA 

 

Yes, you can user Mover.io to Transfer files from a Dropbox account to another one, but the process is basically the same as the other process I mentioned in my original post. To learn more about this process go to https://mover.io/guides/migrating-dropbox-to-dropbox/. I hope this helps!

 

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Tranferring data from one dropbox account to another

Maalani
New member | Level 2
How can I transfer data from one Dropbox to another

Re: Tranferring data from one dropbox account to another

Lori
Dropboxer
Happy Friday @Maalani

I've merged your question into this thread, since it echoes what others have asked for. 

Feel free to take a look at the steps and solutions provided.

If you have any questions, I'm here.

Lori
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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