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2 Dropbox Accounts simultaneously

2 Dropbox Accounts simultaneously

MichaelMattusch
New member | Level 2

Hey. I have 2 dedicated Dropbox-Accounts. One for my Photography-Business and one for my Band.

Can i, somehow, log into both accounts on my Mac, without having to switch back and forth?

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Re: 2 Dropbox Accounts simultaneously

Daphne
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Hey @MichaelMattusch, thanks for reaching out to us here!

You can connect two Dropbox accounts if one is under a business subscription, and the other is under a personal subscription.

You can find out more info and steps on how to do this from this article here.

Let me know if you have any other questions!


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Re: 2 Dropbox Accounts simultaneously

ecssousa
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Hi there

As far as I know you can't have more than one dropbox executables running at any given moment, so you can't have them both sync on you mac all the times.

For windows you can have a solution that my bypass your problem: RaiDrive.

This software mount dropbox as a network drive and you log into your dropbo via web browser so you can have as many accounts as you want at any given time. Check if there is a RaiDrive equivalent for Mac

Re: 2 Dropbox Accounts simultaneously

Daphne
Dropboxer

Hey @ecssousa, thanks for joining us here!

You're indeed right that you can only have one installation of the desktop app on your computer's user profile.

However, if you connect a personal and a business account, you can have them both syncing to your desktop app via the one installation.

You can check out the article linked above for more info on this set up.

I hope this helps!


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Re: 2 Dropbox Accounts simultaneously

UTA100
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I have the same problem,  

I have business A Prof Dropbox already linked to my Private Dropbox

Now have unrelated Business B Dropbox 

Surely it is quite common for this scenario?  Why cannot have function to switch accounts without logging out and loosing the Sync? 

Re: 2 Dropbox Accounts simultaneously

Daphne
Dropboxer

Thanks for joining us here @UTA100!

If you have 2 Business accounts, you indeed wouldn't be able to connect them both so they sync with the desktop app. 

We do currently have a request for this feature here, where you can share your support for the idea as this would be important for your workflow.

In the meantime, to work around this I can suggest installing the desktop app again under another user profile and signing into Business B from there. This will allow you to sync all 3 of your accounts on the same device, just under different profiles.

Otherwise, you can access Business B via the website. We have many integrations which allows you to edit your files online.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions!


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